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Chicago Water Taxi

Open Now: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
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We are Chicago's river transportation service. An iconic fleet of black and yellow boats, we serve all three branches of the Chicago River from March to November. Our stops include Michigan Avenue, Chinatown, North Avenue, Clark and LaSalle, The...more
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400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
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+1 312-337-1446
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a real shame they don't operate more frequently, but we very much enjoyed taking the water taxi to Chinatown (mmm, dim sum). The views were worth the price.

Thank ethnicmutt
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are thinking of getting to the Shedd Aquarium from the Navy Pier then this is the best way. And the views of the Chicago skyline from the boat are wonderful.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take it to Chinatown, admire the architecture, have lunch and go back in a unique and fun mode of transportation!

Thank Albeastone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with lunch in Chinatown and then took the water taxi. Got off, got on etc. GREAT experience!

Thank indianawantsyou
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to get around in Chicago! It's pretty inexpensive and what's cooler than taking a scenic boat ride to get where you need to go? Highly recommended.

Thank ChicagoTraveler105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special. No narration of city information. It is what it is. A water taxi from one spot to another.

Thank frank L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has become a favorite way to get from downtown to Chinatown for lunch and then either walk back or catch the CTA. We have also used the Chicago Water Taxi for a return trip. It is a pleasant ride and very enjoyable.

Thank Virgil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used this to get from Shedd Aquarium to Navy Pier to meet friends and it was a cool way to get around and see the skyline from the water.

Thank boobug2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a day pass at $ 10.00 we found the Water Taxi to be much better deal than going on one of the much more expensive river cruises. Wonderful views along the Chicago river! The boats are unsually uncrowded, you can hop on and hop...More

Thank Gerd H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very entertaining had a few beers and enjoyed the tour guides mixing it up with everyone on board would do it all over again.

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6 June 2018|
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Response from spudsl201 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, maybe not a short walk with a 6 year old, but bus or taxi would be convenient.
jacqui r
12 April 2018|
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Response from halukermis | Reviewed this property |
only service animals
3 September 2017|
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Response from ken m | Reviewed this property |
The last stop is at Michigan Ave. Trump Tower. It does not go to Navy Pier. However, there is a free Navy Pier Trolley that you can catch at Rush and Illinois one block north of Navy pier. Ask on the water taxi . The taxi... More