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.

Water taxi specials

  • Special Fares for LakeShake June 21 – 23

    Looking for the coolest way to get to LakeShake 2019? Take a Shoreline Water Taxi special round trip from Navy Pier to the Museum Campus, just a short walk to Country LakeShake Festival at Huntington Bank Pavilion.

    Shoreline Water Taxis will offer frequent departures daily from Navy Pier to the Museum Campus beginning at 10:00 a.m. The last return trip will depart from the Museum Campus to Navy Pier at 11:30 p.m.

    Round Trip Fares: Adults: $15.00 Children 12 and under $8.00

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: $8 adults, $4 children. Friday-Sunday and holidays: $10 adults, $5 children.

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

Every day: $6 adults, $3 children.

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