Michigan Avenue Water Taxi Stop

No red lights, no traffic, just relaxation to your destination.

Attractions: Navy Pier, Millinium Park, Shopping, Dining, Sightseeing

Next Departures: Chicago Water Taxi is closed for the winter, and will open in March 2019.

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Stop Information

Shop ‘til you drop on The Magnificent Mile where you will find dozens of your favorite retail and fashion centers along Michigan Avenue, including Water Tower Place, The Shops at Northbridge, and more.

Several of Chicago's most popular attractions are within walking distance of the Michigan Avenue Stop, such as the 360 Chicago Observatory and the world famous Art Institute of Chicago. Take a selfie at "The Bean" and other works of public art at Milennium Park or take your children to the play garden at family-friendly Maggie Daley Park.

Numerous hotels are within walking distance to the Michigan Avenue Stop, including: Hyatt Regency Chicago,Trump International Hotel and Tower, The Langham, InterContinental, Marriott, Hotel Palomar, The Gwen and Kinzie Hotel.

Experience the best sightseeing in Chicago. Wendella Boats is at the base of the Wrigley Building and offers a variety of tours 7 days a week.

The stop is surrounded by restaurants ranging from formal to casual including; Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, Billy Goat Tavern, Eataly, Shaw's Crabhouse, The Purple Pig,and Beacon Tavern.

Looking for Navy Pier access? Take the official free Navy Pier Trolley for front door access to Navy Pier. Board the trolley at the corner of Grand and State Streets, two blocks north of the Michigan Avenue Stop.

Directions & Departures

Map & Routes

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The Michigan Avenue Stop is located between Trump International Hotel & Tower and the Wrigley Building at the start of The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue.

Public Transportation Nearby

Michigan & Hubbard - 2, 3, 10, 26, 66, 120, 121, 143,146,147,148,151, 157, 850, 851
Grand & Rush - 29, 65

The “L”
Grand - Redline

Rush & Hubbard
State & Kinzie
Wabash & Wacker

Departure Times

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Download the Printable Schedule (attached) or use the trip planner below to make it easier to figure out how and when the Chicago Water Taxi can get you to and from your destination.


Prices listed are the final prices at checkout. Children 2 years of age and younger ride free. Senior pricing and other discounts are available for purchase at our dock locations or onboard any vessel.

We do NOT go to Navy Pier. However, just 2 blocks north of our Michigan Avenue Stop, you can take the free Navy Pier Trolley for front door access to Navy Pier.


*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 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.

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!