Shoreline Sightseeing

WATER TAXIS

Shoreline Water Taxis

Shoreline Water Taxis offer you a scenic, fast and fun way to see some of Chicago’s top attractions.

Our docks are convenient to major attractions, as well as to Union Station. Our Shoreline Water Taxi service begins in May and runs through September with additional service throughout the fall and for special events. (All taxi service is weather dependent.) Please note that our water taxis are not wheelchair accessible and that some of the docks are not street level (such as Union Station), requiring passengers to climb stairs.



Two Water Taxi Routes

The Lake Route

Connects Navy Pier with the Museum Campus with its Shedd Aquarium/Oceanarium, Field Museum of Natural History and Adler Planetarium. This location is also within walking distance of Soldier Field and Northerly Island.

The River Route

Serves Navy Pier and Willis (Sears) Tower/Union Station.

Water Taxi Docks General Information

Water taxis depart daily from four convenient locations:

Water Taxi Schedule

May and September
Sunday - Friday

Weather and customer traffic permitting. Please visit our website or call us for the daily schedule.

Saturday

Frequent departures 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

May 30 - September 1
Sunday - Friday

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. – 7:00 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. – 6:55 p.m.

Saturday

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. – 8:00 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. – 7:55 p.m.

Please note:

Our Willis (Sears) Tower/Union Station dock only accepts debit and credit cards; no cash is exchanged at this location.


Michigan Avenue dock is not in service this year due to construction; service will return in 2018.

*All subject to change by weather and special events.