Shoreline Water Taxi

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Quick Facts

  • The Shoreline Water Taxi runs from May - September, and features six different routes to top Chicago landmarks, attractions and neighborhoods.
  • The Shoreline Chicago Water Taxi runs on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
  • One-time commuter rates and day passes are available on the Shoreline Water Taxi Chicago. 
  • Full River/Lake Route - Adult prices: $8-$10, Children prices: $4-$5
  • Michigan Ave. to Navy Pier/Union Station/Willis Tower: Adult price: $6, Children: $3


Hours of Operation:
10am- 10pm

Ship Type:
Water Taxi

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Boarding Location:

Navy Pier

Cruise Waterways:

Chicago River

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Features: Shoreline Water Taxis run daily from May- September, and traverses both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. These taxis are a fun and efficient way to get around in Chicago, and one departs every 20 minutes between 10am to 6pm, so it's easy to hop on board when you need to!

Shoreline Water Taxis board at Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Willis Tower/Union Station and the Museum Campus.

Chicago attractions featured on the Shoreline Water Taxi Chicago River route include Navy Pier and Willis Sears Tower. The Lake Michigan Shoreline Water Taxi Chicago drops off passengers at Navy Pier Chicago and at the Museum Campus close to popular attractions like the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium and within walking distance to Northerly Island and Soldier Field. Enjoy a leisurely cruise through the Windy City on a Shoreline Water Taxi.

Know Before You Go:

  • Summer Attractions: The Shoreline River Water Taxi to Navy Pier departs from Union Station/Willis Tower on its way to its dock at Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier. The Shoreline Lake Water Taxi travels between Navy Pier Dock Street and the Museum Campus where passengers will be near the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Field Museum.
  • Frequent Departures: During peak hours (10am- 6pm), Chicago travelers will enjoy easy access to one of the frequently-departing boats. The Shoreline Water Taxi departs every 30 minutes after 6pm, and runs until 10pm each evening. 
  • Taxi Shelter: Shoreline Water Taxi Boats offer some coverage and protection from the elements. However, be prepared for an outdoor boat ride, and dress appropriately when enjoying a ride on the popular Shoreline Water Taxi in Chicago.  

Chicago Sites:
Navy Pier

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