Water Taxis

The fast and fun way to get around

Shoreline Water Taxis are the fast and fun way to get to Chicago’s top attractions. We have five docks conveniently located near major attractions including Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Michigan Avenue, and the Museum Campus, as well as Union Station.

ONE AND TWO DAY WATER TAXI PASSES

  • WATER TAXI PASSES

    Spend more time on the water – and less stuck in traffic – with our Water Taxi service! Our Shoreline Water Taxi service begins in May and runs through September, with additional service throughout the spring, fall and for special events. All Water Taxi service is weather dependent. Please note that our water taxis are not wheelchair accessible and that some of the docks are not at street level (such as Union Station), so passengers will need to be able to climb stairs.

Water taxi routes

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The river route

Serves Navy Pier Polk Bros Park, Michigan Avenue and Willis (Sears) Tower/Union Station.

The lake route

This route connecting Navy Pier Dock Street with the Museum Campus (Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium) offers impressive views of the skyline and is walking distance to Soldier Field and Northerly Island.

Dock General Info

Water taxis depart daily from four convenient locations.

UNION STATION/ WILLIS (SEARS) TOWER/ 200 S. WACKER DR.

401 N. MICHIGAN AVE.

NAVY PIER River Dock Lake Dock

SHEDD AQUARIUM/ MUSEUM CAMPUS

Taxi Schedule

SUNDAY-FRIDAY

SATURDAY

MAY 26 – SEPTEMBER 3

Frequent departures as follows:

  • Museum Campus Dock to Navy Pier runs 10:30 a.m.-6:40 p.m.
  • Navy Pier Lake Dock to Museum Campus runs 10:00 a.m.-7:05 p.m.
  • Navy Pier River Dock to Michigan Avenue runs 9:45 a.m.-7:05 p.m.
  • Navy Pier River Dock to Union Station/Willis Tower runs 9:45 a.m.-7:05 p.m.
  • Union Station/Willis Tower Dock to Navy Pier runs 9:35 a.m.-6:35 p.m.

Frequent departures as follows:

  • Museum Campus Dock to Navy Pier runs 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Navy Pier Lake Dock to Museum Campus runs 10:00 a.m.-8:05 p.m.
  • Navy Pier River Dock to Michigan Avenue runs 9:45 a.m.-8:05 p.m.
  • Navy Pier River Dock to Union Station/Willis Tower runs 9:45 a.m.-8:05 p.m.
  • Union Station/Willis Tower Dock to Navy Pier runs 9:35 a.m.-7:35 p.m.

Please note:

Taxis departs every 20-30 minutes, weather and customer traffic permitting Our Willis (Sears) Tower/Union Station dock only accepts debit and credit cards; no cash is exchanged at this location.

Lake Taxi and full river route (Navy pier to Union Station/Willis (Sears) Tower)

Monday-Thursday: $10 adults, $5 children.

Michigan Ave. to Navy Pier or Union Station/Willis Tower

Every day: $6 adults, $3 children.

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