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Connecting Chicago

The Chicago Water Taxi is Chicago's river transportation network. Our vessels operate on a fixed schedule with routes on all three branches of the Chicago River. Our water taxis offer a fun, safe, and reliable way to commute and explore Chicago.

Buy Tickets

Buy Tickets

Buy your tickets online and have them emailed to your mobile devices for boarding.

Touring Chicago on the Chicago River

Visitors

Find more information about where and when you can board and depart our water taxi vessels and attractions in the area.

Commuting on the Chicago River

Commuters

View and sign up for current CWT service alerts, view next dock departure times, or validate how many uses you have left on your pass.

Chicago Water Taxi Dock Locations

Whether you are exploring the city or commuting to work, the Chicago Water Taxi is a fun, cost effective way to get to your destination. With seven locations on the Chicago River, we will get you where you want to go, and provide views of the architecture Chicago is known for along the way. No red lights, no traffic, just relaxation to your destination!

Ogilvie/Union (West Loop) Water Taxi Boat Stop Map

Ogilvie/Union (West Loop)

Train Stations | Willis Tower | Financial District

Michigan Ave. Water Taxi Boat Stop Map

Michigan Avenue

Shopping | Dining

LaSalle (River North) Map Water Taxi Boat Stop Map

LaSalle (River North)

Dining | Shopping | Night Life

Riverwalk Clark Street Water Taxi Boat Stop Map

Riverwalk Clark Street

Riverwalk | Dining | Sightseeing

North Avenue/Sheffield Water Taxi Boat Stop Map

North Avenue/Sheffield

Shopping | Dining | Transportation

Chinatown Water Taxi Boat Stop Map

Chinatown

Dining | Shopping | Sightseeing

Chicago Avenue Water Taxi Boat Stop Map

Chicago Avenue

Shopping | Dining | Transportation

What our customers are saying

"Wonderful service, friendly staff, professional captains, the most convenient way to commute in Chicago"

Review 2 Anna July 2017

"Our family started using the water taxi years ago as an inexpensive way to avoid traffic and expensive parking downtown. We love using the water taxi!"

Review 1 Bill June 2017

"Our large family loves the water taxis. With 4 kids, a traditional boat ride can be expensive. The water taxis are a family freindly, affordable option offering a chance to see Chicago from the river and visit our favorite attractions"

Review 3 DJ May 2017

"Chicago’s Premiere River Transportation Service"