Chicago Water Taxis

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Chicago Water Taxi

Enjoy the waters of Chicago from the water for once! The Chicago Water Taxi operates on a closed loop route on the Chicago River shuttling passengers between several water taxi Chicago stops:

  • Chinatown
  • Madison Street
  • La Salle Street
  • Michigan Avenue

The Water Taxi Chicago runs almost year round, but does stop during the harsher winter months. Departures are scheduled Monday through Friday from 6:15 am - 8:15 pm, and weekends from 9:45 am - 8:20 pm.

Water taxis are a good way to get from one place to another in the Windy City, but it's also a great way to experience the Chicago in a whole new light! Take in the city skyline from a whole new means of transportation and enjoy the waters from a new perspective, for much cheaper than a cab!

Shoreline Water Taxi

Shoreline Water Taxi runs from Sears Tower to Michigan Avenue Bridge, and on to Navy Pier. From Navy Pier the water taxi Chicago runs to Shedd Aquarium. The Chicago water taxis operate daily from Spring through Fall. 

There are two different Chicago Water Taxis to choose from:

  • Lake Taxis travel between Navy Pier and the Museum Campus. Here, many top Chicago attractions including Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum are all within walking distance.
  • River Taxis travel from Navy Pier to the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Willis Tower.

Take advantage of Chicago's beautiful weather any time from May to September and leisurely make your way down the Chicago River or Lake Michigan to the next Chicago attraction on your to-do list!


Private Groups

Taking a water taxi in Chicago is a great mode of transportation for a group event.

The Chicago Water Taxis company can drop groups of up to 158 people off at:

  • Merchandise Mart (LaSalle/Clark)
  • The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue)
  • Train Stations (Madison Street)

 The Shoreline Water Taxi company is also available for private events, and can accommodate groups between 50 - 250 people.

Transporting your guests via water taxi Chicago is sure to make any special event a memorable one.  

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For a fast and fun way to get around, hop on a water taxi in Chicago. Water taxis Chicago are a great way to see many of the city's popular attractions, including the Magnificent MileNavy PierMuseum Campus, and Willis Tower.

There are two major Chicago water taxis: Shoreline Water Taxi and Chicago Water Taxi which run around beautiful Lake Michigan, and both water taxi Chicago companies are available to rent out for private group tours and events. 

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