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Chicago Water Taxi

Closes in 7 min: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
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Nice relaxing ride

We chose the Chicago Water Taxi to ride from the Michigan stop to Chinatown and back. Great... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Lorelei P
Architectural cruise for a minimal amount

We.catch the taxi accross from the Ogilvie Train Station. Moves slowly down the river with a stop... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Mesa, Arizona
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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 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.

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.

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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.

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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

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

Thank MrsAnn73
Reviewed 18 July 2018

A great way to see the city and get from point to point. A relief from the crazy Chicago traffic. Great sights!

Thank Dawnie_Bird
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Great boat to get you over to the Navy Pier. Quick cruise, enjoyed the 20 minute ride. Great staff. Well done.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is the 2nd time I've traveled to Navy Pier on the Water Taxi out of Union Station. I was there with my granddaughter this time. She wanted to see Chicago the way her sisters did when I took them. Its a great view of...More

Thank sqwooz
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We used the Water Taxi as part of our Chicago Greeter experience. The staff was great. The locals we met on the taxi we wonderful. Beside our greeter giving us information, a passenger on the taxi struck up a conversation with me and give me...More

Thank Cindi G
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I took the train into Chicago. Because it was a hot, sunny day, and we had extra time, we decided to try the Chicago Water Taxi. The terminal locations worked well for us, The kiosk to buy tickets was balky and annoying....More

1  Thank Cindy M
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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