Experience Chicago on the Chicago Water Taxi

Chicago Water Taxi is the best way to explore the City of Chicago and its amazing attractions, restaurants, and shopping centers. Chicago Water Taxi has Stops located in seven unique neighborhoods, and provides a fun and affordable way to experience Chicago.

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Chicago Water Taxi Information

Chicago Water Taxi connects several Chicago neighborhoods with various dining, sightseeing, and shopping attractions.

Explore Chicago by purchasing an All Day Pass and hop on/hop off at all our unique river locations. One Way Tickets, Senior Citizen Tickets, and Ten Ride Passes are also available.

Looking for a guided Architecture Tour or Lake Michigan Cruise? Use your Chicago Water Taxi Ticket for a discount on Wendella's world famous boat tours located at our Michigan Avenue Stop

For more information regarding Chicago Water Taxi's variety of Stops, and the surrounding attractions, please look at the below list.

Local Attractions

Each Chicago Water Taxi stop location offers a variety of attractions and experiences.

Ogilvie/Union Stop Attractions

  • Willis Tower
  • Lyric Opera House
  • Financial District
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
  • Union Train Station
  • Metra Train Station
  • Amtrak Train Station

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Lasalle (River North) Stop Attractions

  • River Roast Resturaunt
  • House of Blues
  • Dining and Nightlife
  • Hotel District
  • Marina Towers
  • Merchandise Mart

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Chinatown Stop Attractions

  • Ping Tom Memorial Park
  • Chinatown Square (Commercial, retail, dining)
  • Chinese American Museum of Chicago
  • Nine Dragon Wall
  • Pui Tak Center Building

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Michigan Avenue Attractions

  • Wendella Boats, Chicago‚Äôs greatest variety of boat tours and cruises.
  • Shopping and Dining
  • Navy Pier Trolley
  • Water Tower Place
  • Hotel District
  • 360 John Hancock Observatory
  • Art institue
  • Millennium Park

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Riverwalk Clark Street Stop Attractions

  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • City Winery
  • Dining and recreation
  • Financial District
  • State Street (commercial, media, and retail)
  • Theatre District

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North Avenue Stop Attractions

  • North and Clyborn Shopping Corridor
  • New City retail and residential
  • Whole Foods
  • Sono Towers

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Chicago Avenue Stop Attractions

  • Dining and Recreation
  • Goose Island
  • Old Town
  • Education
  • Historic Residential Areas
  • St. John Cantius church

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Trip Planner

Select a date, departure dock, and destination dock that you wish to travel to. The Chicago Water Taxi Trip Planner will then give you the requested departure scehdule, and the return schedule for your convenience.



*Tickets are non-refundable, but do not expire and can be used for any future date.

Ticket/Pass Information

Ticket/Pass Description
One Way Tickets One Way Tickets are valid for only 1 ride between any two dock locations.
All Day Passes All day passes are good for to use for the entire day, and you may ride any route as many times as you please. Each person must have their own all day pass as these cannot be shared among other riders.
10 Ride Passes Ten Ride Passes are good for 10 rides to or from any dock location and may be used across multiple people as well. Please note that Monday thru Friday Ten Ride Passes are $20.00 ($2.00 per ride). On Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays Ten Ride Passes are $50.00 ($5.00 per ride).
31 Day Passes 31 Day passes are good for 31 days after the first use and you may ride as many times as you please within those 31 days.

Tickets can also be purchased at our ticket booths and ticket kiosks located at the Ogilvie/Union Stop or Michigan Avenue Stop. Tickets can be purchased with credit or debit card on board any Chicago Water Taxi. Cash is not accepted on board the water taxis.

Do you need to find out if your ticket/pass is still valid or how many uses you have left? Use our Pass Checker below to find out!