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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions from the Chicago Water Taxi's commuters and tourists who have taken a ride on our boats on the Chicago River.

Chicago Water Taxi Questions & Answers

Yes, you may bring luggage and bags on the Chicago Water Taxi boats.


Yes, bicycles are allowed on the boats in off peak hours (10am-4pm) on the weekdays, and all hours on the weekends.


Chicago Water Taxi does have limited wheelchair accessible route options that are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance. Please call 312-337-1446 to inquire about availability.


Chicago Water Taxi stops at Ogilvie/Union on Madison Street, two and a half blocks from Willis Tower.


Chicago Water Taxi links up to the free Navy Pier trolley at our Michigan Avenue Stop. The trolley picks up at Rush and Illinois one block north of the Michigan Avenue Stop and will bring you directly to Navy Pier's front door.


Only service animals are allowed on Chicago Water Taxi vessels.


Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed on Chicago Water Taxi vessels.


No, our ten ride tickets do not expire.


The water taxis run rain or shine April through November.


Yes, strollers are allowed on Chicago Water Taxi vessels.


There is paid street parking near the North Avenue dock on Goose Island and east of Goose Island.


Chicago Water Taxi does not stop at LaSalle on the weekends unless it is a pre-scheduled drop off/pick up. To schedule a drop off or pickup please contact us at 312-337-1446 or taxi@wendellaboats.com


Yes, ten ride passes can be used for multiple riders riding together. Ten rides can be purchased on weekdays for $17.50 or weekends for $50.00.


Yes there are bathrooms (heads) on the Chicago Water Taxi boats.


The All Day Pass is valid until close on the date of purchase. You can hop on/hop off, or ride back and forth multiple times.


Tickets are available at any Wendella Ticket Office, Wendella Kiosks, or on board any Chicago Water Taxi vessel.


No, the Chicago Water Taxis do not feature a tour guide.