As a Tourist in the Great City of Chicago

As a tourist in the great city of Chicago, riding the Chicago Water Taxi can be a quick and cost effective way to ride on a boat on all branches of the Chicago River and take in all the architectual sites and attractions that Chicago has to offer.

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Chicago Water Taxi Information

With stops at Ogilvie/Union Station, Michigan Avenue, North Avenue, Chinatown, LaSalle/Clark, and the Riverwalk, the Chicago Water Taxi is the ideal way for visitors to see many of the attractions that Chicago has to offer. Most trips are 15-30 minutes long and costs can be as low as $5 for one ride. So take a ride and see why people claim that the Chicago Water Taxis are the most cost efficient way to experience the city!

Local Attractions

Each of our boat stop locations offers a variety of attractions to those visiting Chicago.

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
  • Dining
  • 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 Original Architecture Tour
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Water Tower Place
  • Hotel District
  • Nightlife
  • 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 schedules of how to get there and back with links to a map to help connect you to your destination while taking in the sights Chicago has to offer alongside the Chicago River.



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

Ticket/Pass Information

Ticket/Pass Description
1 Ride Tickets One rides are good for only 1 ride to or from the dock locations for the purchased ticket.
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 route and may be used across multiple people as well. Michigan Avenue to Chinatown will deduct 2 rides from your 10 ride pass as it takes 2 routes to get you to/from Michigan Avenue and Chinatown.
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.

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!