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 it's for touring the city or commuting to work, with 7 different dock locations on the Chicago River, transportation on our boats can give you a quick and cost effective way to get to your destination, but still take in the sights and architecture that Chicago is known for.

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 do our customers say?

"This was one of the highlights of my stay in Chicago. It's a great way to see the city from a different perspective and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey from Michigan Ave to Chinatown."

Review 1 Mike November 15, 2015

"I would highly recommend riding this back to the city from Chinatown - the views are amazing and it's a great ride!"

Review 2 Alex December 11, 2015

"We recently took the train into Chicago and stayed at a hotel close to Michigan Ave. and Wacker. We discovered the water taxi. This is a convenient, fun, fast, and inexpensive way to get around. The views of the Chicago skyline from the river are amazing."

Review 3 Mary November 10, 2015

"Chicago’s Premiere River Transportation Service"