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Chicago Water Taxi

400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-337-1446
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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 Chicago Riverwalk, and Union and Ogilvie Train Station. There is no better way to get around Chicago than by boat!
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400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Magnificent Mile
+1 312-337-1446
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the water taxi from Shedd's Aquarium to the Navy Pier. WE had already take the Architectural boat tour on the river so this was and economical way to see the skyline from the lake. Nice ride only about 15 minutes and $10.00

Thank Peggy N
Reviewed 3 days ago

great service we were visiting and we took a water taxi and its a great location to understand the communication of the river

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're a long-time resident, you may not want to go on a pricey and touristy boat, but then there is the Chicago Water Taxi which operates its boats on a closed loop route on the Chicago River connecting commuters and tourists to their destinations...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have taken water taxis all summer long on our visits. Very inexpensive and efficient way to get around town! And a neat way to see the city as well. Highly recommend!

Thank racegrrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water taxi is truely the best way to save some miles on your feet and for $8 gives you a great vew of the Chicago skyline. In windy weather, plan on getting wet if you're sitting outside. We did....and loved it!!

Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several tours of downtown Chicago from the river. Some are very pricey. The Chicago Water Taxi allows you to ply the same river for a fraction of the cost.

Thank Pelimjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't want to take one of the architecture river cruises this is a great alternative. There are three different routes and if you buy a day pass you have unlimited rides for 24 hours

Thank MRG554
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick comfortable ride to get you from place to place on the river.. was a lot of fun would go again. Recommended.

Thank northernk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was easy to get to, across from union/Ogilvie on Monroe. Tickets can be bought via online, on the water taxi, if the ticket agent is available or the electronic ticket kiosk. Very reasonable. $5 one way. We went to Chinatown. Schedule easy to follow, boats...More

Thank Mica_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the activity that shows you Chicago the quickest way. The buildings are beautiful. A trip on water gives you a more relaxed feel, sitting and leaning back, the wind and sun all over you. I think this activity included the Lock where the...More

Thank Arabella B
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan
Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent
Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago
River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out
neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the
place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with
shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and
dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale.
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28 July 2017|
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Response from 197marian | Reviewed this property |
I believe children ages 3-11 must pay child price.
lynn a
5 July 2017|
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Response from s s | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes I believe 3 and under are free and $4 up to 12. Hope this helps.
Jason L
24 March 2017|
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Response from ChicagoWaterTaxi | Property representative |
We start weekends on April 1st. Vessels run 10am - 6:30pm on weekends.