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Chicago Water Taxi

Closed Now: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
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Very Timely and helpful staff

We used the Chicago Water Taxi to visit Chinatown. The ride was comfortable and the price is... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Houma, Louisiana
Great way to get around

If you are thinking of getting to the Shedd Aquarium from the Navy Pier then this is the best way... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Mark S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We used the Chicago Water Taxi to visit Chinatown. The ride was comfortable and the price is excellent. I would definitely recommend the Chicago Water Taxi.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Albeastone
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChicagoTraveler105
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank frank L
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Virgil H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerd H
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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