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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
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For fast, fun connections between some of Chicago’s top attractions, purchase a day pass for the city’s water taxi service. You can board the red, white and blue water taxis at five stops throughout the city on both Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Locations include the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Navy Pier, Museum Campus and the Willis (Sears) Tower. This relaxing mode of transportation lets you explore Chicago while also experiencing both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan!


  • Water taxi day pass in Chicago
  • Travel on both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan
  • Enjoy easy, fun and scenic transportation to five popular locations, including Gateway Park at Navy Pier, Museum Campus and the Willis (Sears) Tower

What You Can Expect

Chicago Water Taxi

Water Taxi Day Pass

The Chicago water taxis operate on two routes: the Lake Michigan Route and Chicago River Route.

The Lake Route travels between Navy Pier, a popular family-friendly destination, and Museum Campus, a must-visit area that includes Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History and Adler Planetarium, as well as access to Soldier Field and Northerly Island. The River Route travels between Navy Pier, the Michigan Avenue Bridge and South Wacker Drive, where you can access the Willis (Sears) Tower and Union Station.

Your day pass allows you to transfer freely from one route to the other to get the most out of your Chicago sightseeing experience. To switch between the Lake Route and River Route, transfer at Navy Pier.

Chicago River Route Stops:
Michigan Avenue Bridge – where Michigan Avenue meets the Chicago River
Gateway Park at Navy Pier – get off here to transfer to the Lake Route
Willis (Sears) Tower/Union Station – at 200 S. Wacker Dr.

Lake Michigan Route Stops:
Navy Pier's "Dock Street" – get off here to transfer to the River Route
Museum Campus – just north of Shedd Aquarium

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We went from Union Station to Navy Pier to Shedd Aquarium and back again. I was in a cast and had a knee scooter to use. All the staff was very friendly and very helpful when I was getting on and off the boats. Thanks for making our trip to Chicago a pleasant one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

We were all very impressed with the service. We were on a girls day out (8 of us). The service saved us money (day pass) as well as missing the traffice congestion travel about the city. Would recomment your water taxi service to all! We had a wonderful day out!!!

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