Connecting Chicago

The Chicago Water Taxi operates its boats on a closed loop route on the Chicago River connecting commuters and tourists to their destinations with its 7 dock locations.

Buy Tickets

Buy Tickets

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

Touring Chicago on the Chicago River


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


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 touring the city or commuting to work, the Chicago Water Taxi is a fast, cost effective way to your destination. With seven locations on the Chicago River, we will get you where you want to go, and provide views of the sites and architecture Chicago is known for along the way!

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


Dining | Shopping | Sightseeing

Chicago Avenue Water Taxi Boat Stop Map

Chicago Avenue

Shopping | Dining | Transportation

What our customers are saying

"Cost is amazingly cheap. The views are superb!! And if your feet are tired from walking the streets of Chicago all day, take a water taxi!!"

Review 2 Mary March 2016

"What an affordable and time efficient way to travel!"

Review 1 Rainey March 2016

"Perfect way to get around in the summer! My co-workers and I take the water taxi from the Financial District to River North for lunch in the summer months! Such a beautiful city in the summer. Take advantage while you can."

Review 3 Ernesha May 2016

"Chicago’s Premiere River Transportation Service"