Boat Tours & Taxis

Our awesome tour options

There’s always something to see in the great city of Chicago – and no better way to see it than from the comfort of one of our red, white and blue vessels. We offer three public tour options that are some of the most popular tours in the city. Learn more about our tours below. No matter which you choose for your adventure, you’ll be amazed by the city’s most famous landmarks and awed by Chicago’s dramatic history as told by our experienced guides.

Our Tours

  • 60 min
    Our knowledgeable guides give you historical highlights of the city’s landmark buildings on all three branches of the Chicago River.
  • 40 min
    Leaving from Navy Pier, this narrated tour gives you an amazing view of Chicago’s majestic skyline from Lake Michigan.
    Whether you choose an architectural tour down the river or a skyline tour from the lake – on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from June through September, you can add the spectacle of a Navy Pier fireworks display!

Water Taxis

The fast and fun way to get around

Shoreline Water Taxis are the fast, fun and scenic way to see some of Chicago’s top attractions. Our two routes take you through Lake Michigan or the Chicago River, so that getting from place to place becomes an exciting part of your Chicago adventure. 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.

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.

View our water taxi routes