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Chicago Water Taxi

400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
+1 312-337-1446
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This is a very reasonably priced ride up the waterway. One can see lots of neat attractions, take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
spudsl201
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Fremont, California
Great Idea to travel downtown

These boats are great. We traveled from Union Station to Michigan Avenue. Only drawback is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tuxedofrank
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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 Chicago Riverwalk, and Union and Ogilvie Train Station. There is no better way to get around Chicago than by boat!
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  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“navy pier” (146 reviews)
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400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very reasonably priced ride up the waterway. One can see lots of neat attractions, take some good Chicago pics and enjoy a nice ride for only $5 one-way. The folks on board are friendly and very helpful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These boats are great. We traveled from Union Station to Michigan Avenue. Only drawback is the steps to walk to and from the street.

Thank tuxedofrank
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gives a whole new and exciting perspective for a reasonable price. Staff good but there was an access issue for a disabled traveler (possibly due to early season)

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the water taxi from Nay Pier down to the Soldier Field area. Beautiful views of the Chicago skyline. Nice way to sight see and save some steps for our feet!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a great way to get around town, and see it from a different perspective. Friendly staff, easy ride and beautiful scenery. This is a must when visiting the city.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Loved this! We purchased an ALL day pass that was $10 and hoped on near Michigan Ave. You walk through the 2 buildings (on the right of the Ghirardelli store), go down the stairs by the glass elevator. There is Kiosk Machine/Screen close to the...More

Thank rileyem
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

These aren't too expensive and are definitely worth a try at least once, on a clear sunny Chicago day, when it's a real treat looking at the gorgeous skyscrapers from a comfortable seat on the Lake.

Thank meshef
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Took a couple other water taxis and these guys were the best out of all of them. it is one of the best ways to get around Chicago.

Thank matthewnorris234
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

It has gotten more expensive, but I still recommend it. I live in Chicago and always get the 10 Day pass. I take visiting relatives or friends here. Even if I don't have visitors, I love taking the water taxi! It's a great alternative from...More

Thank elsa n
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is a total hidden gem of Chicago, bypass all of the traffic and see Chicago from a different perspective. Definitely something to do when you have friends from out of town in. Just make sure you have a sweater if the weather's not great...More

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan
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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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jacqui r
April 12, 2018|
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Response from halukermis | Reviewed this property |
only service animals
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FoodieCol
September 3, 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
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July 28, 2017|
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Response from 197marian | Reviewed this property |
I believe children ages 3-11 must pay child price.
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