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Water Taxi in Chicago

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5580TAXI
For fast, fun connections between some of Chicago’s top attractions, purchase a day pass for the city’s water taxi service. You can board the red, white and blue water taxis at five stops throughout the city on both Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Locations include the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Navy Pier, Museum Campus and the Willis (Sears) Tower. This relaxing mode of transportation lets you explore Chicago while also experiencing both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan!
The Chicago water taxis operate on two routes: the Lake Michigan Route and Chicago River Route.

The Lake Route travels between Navy Pier, a popular family-friendly destination, and Museum Campus, a must-visit area that includes Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History and Adler Planetarium, as well as access to Soldier Field and Northerly Island. The River Route travels between Navy Pier, the Michigan Avenue Bridge and South Wacker Drive, where you can access the Willis (Sears) Tower and Union Station.

Your day pass allows you to transfer freely from one route to the other to get the most out of your Chicago sightseeing experience. To switch between the Lake Route and River Route, transfer at Navy Pier.

Chicago River Route Stops:
Michigan Avenue Bridge – where Michigan Avenue meets the Chicago River
Gateway Park at Navy Pier – get off here to transfer to the Lake Route
Willis (Sears) Tower/Union Station – at 200 S. Wacker Dr.

Lake Michigan Route Stops:
Navy Pier's "Dock Street" – get off here to transfer to the River Route
Museum Campus – just north of Shedd Aquarium

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Departure Point:
Water Taxi docks are located at: Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River; 200 S. Wacker (near Willis Tower and Union Station); Navy Pier at Gateway Park; Navy Pier West and Museum Campus
Departure Time:
Water taxis operate from 10am - 6pm

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Water Taxi in Chicago

Water Taxi Day Pass

  • Water taxi day pass
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: SHEILA A, August 2014

I enjoyed every bit of it I didn't know this was available until checking around for ways to get around this makes it so easy to get around and enjoy the sights from the water and better than having to walk so far and transferring a bunch of times on the cat so very enjoyable

Reviewed by: Gary M, USA, July 2014

The water taxi is a great way to see Chicago at the river level and downtown buildings off of Lake Michigan. We have been to downtown Chicago many times but this is the first time getting around to Navy Pier and the Field Museum by water taxi .It was relaxing and very enjoyable.

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Tour code: 5580TAXI