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Chicago Water Taxi
Ranked #1 of 38 Transportation in Chicago
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Owner description: We are Chicago's river transportation service. An iconic fleet of black and yellow boats, we serve all three branches of the Chicago River from March to November. Our stops include Michigan Avenue, Chinatown, North Avenue, Clark and LaSalle, The Chicago Riverwalk, and Union and Ogilvie Train Station. There is no better way to get around Chicago than by boat!
Reviewed 18 May 2014

A fun relaxing way to get around. Very inexpensive great when it rains. Very friendly staff. Great views

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

If you plan on visiting places along the river (especially Chinatown), or have some time for a leisurely ride, go for the water taxi.
The ticket booth is by the river between the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower. It's sort of tucked away but easy to find.Look for the booth marked "Wendella." Boats stop running sort of early (6 or 7), so plan accordingly.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I recently took a water taxi trip with my wife from downtown Chicago to Chinatown. It was nice to just show up at the dock, buy a ticket from a machine, and then hop on the boat when it arrived( which was exactly on time.) The staff was friendly and the boat was clean. It's a couple bucks cheaper during the week but still only $10 for two people on the weekend. The trip to Chinatown was about 20 minutes. As the boat was not overcrowded, we got to sit in the outdoor seats and enjoy the beautiful city architecture. The dock in Chinatown is less than five minutes walk from the town square. Would recommend to anyone who wants a cheep and relaxed boat ride.

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Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Nice trip on the water. Tour guide was well studied on history and architectural informational sites. Took some great shots. Also they have a bar open form sodas to mixed drinks.

3  Thank Teresa O
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ChicagoWaterTaxi, General Manager at Chicago Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Teresa,
Thanks for the review, were glad you enjoyed your experience! We hope to see you again! Thanks for for riding!

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Reviewed 9 October 2013

This is a convinient and affordable way to see the beutiful river side building and architecture of this pretty city. They have river cruises but this is a lot more affordable and you get to see most of the good looking bulding that are on the river.

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