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Chicago Water Taxi

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Address: 400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-337-1446
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Sun - Sat 06:45 - 21:00
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We are Chicago's river transportation service. An iconic fleet of black and...

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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Summer in the city

I love the water taxi. We just hoped on for a little boat ride across town. It's fun and relaxing on a nice summer day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sharon L
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the water taxi. We just hoped on for a little boat ride across town. It's fun and relaxing on a nice summer day.

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Thank Sharon L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Chicago and did everything by foot, this was a great way to get from one end to the other at a fair price. I would recommend using this service!

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Thank Brandon W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will enjoy the view and water at the same time, plus get to your destination. If you just want to sit back and relax or take some awesome photos of the lake front, this is the way to go...sailing across Lake Michigan

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Thank nancy K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a true Chicagoan and living along the lakefront there is no better opportunity for visiting tourists to get a true feeling of what Chicago has to offer as well as to have a spectacular view of the city's skyline, The Chicago Water Taxi has several routes that encompass the shorelines of Lake Michigan as well as a trip down... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant ride across to the Navy Pier from the Museum of Natural History. Thankfully it was a warm day in August.

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Thank Susan S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plus it's a nice way to travel. Can be very crowded at rush hour, but I love the water taxi! Try it!

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Thank Kim G
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and affordable way to make your way from Union Station to Michigan Avenue. Exit Union, cross over the bridge and take the stairs down to the river. Can't miss it.

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Thank Judy L
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We take only one time and is a good way to see the city from the lake and sometime faster than other public transport.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy mode of travel from one side to the other with a wonderful view. Take a jacket and a camera. Phone camera will suffice. This is just a way to relax, take in the view, and take some great shots of the city skyline.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had this ride during the sunset from Shedd aquarium to navy pier. It was very amazing view from the water taxi of the city.

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