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Chicago Water Taxi

Open Now: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
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Great thing to experience while being in Chicago ! Less long than others but less expensive though !

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Bourges, France
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Most affordable way for a boat ride in Chicago

For $5 ($9 day pass) you can grab the water taxi on Michigan Avenue and take it to a lovely park in... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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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 5 August 2018 via mobile

Great thing to experience while being in Chicago ! Less long than others but less expensive though !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 448laurel
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

For $5 ($9 day pass) you can grab the water taxi on Michigan Avenue and take it to a lovely park in Chinatown, about a 40 minute boat ride. There are other stops along the way. There's no tour guide, but you can enjoy looking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen60660
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This water taxi is cheap and great for getting around the city and having fun on the water where you see so much more than in a car.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lasvegas-marmalade
Reviewed 28 July 2018

If you want to see Chicago by water and don't want to spend the money on the higher priced cruise operators then you may want to consider the Chicago Water Taxi which basically does the same routes for a fraction of the price.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We opted out of the architecture tour due to cost. This is a fraction of the cost and just as much fun. We rode up and down the river twice (we bought a day pass) and had a great time on the river. Great way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Hannahbears_mom
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We chose the Chicago Water Taxi to ride from the Michigan stop to Chinatown and back. Great inexpensive way to see the city from the river. They were very helpful in helping us with wheel chair assistance for our grand daughter.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lorelei P
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We.catch the taxi accross from the Ogilvie Train Station. Moves slowly down the river with a stop at Michigam Avenue and then on to Navy Pier. Great view of buildings and restaurants along the riverfront.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 2adventurers2
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A great ride ... not crazy expensive... and after a long day of walking it was the perfect trip for both kids and adults in our group.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OrlandoFamily5
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is a super way to see the city. It's very reasonably priced, your ticket lets you go anywhere you want for 24 hours. I'd recommend sitting back and enjoying the 20 minute trip to China town. For me a cheap alternative to the many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MrsAnn72
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We used this service twice during our week long stay in Chicago. It's a great way to see the city, without paying the price of an official tour. They do run to timetable but make sure you check which direction it's travelling in, as we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MrsAnn73
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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