Wendella Boats & Chicago Water Taxi

400 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611- Map It
(312) 337-1446

AAA Editor Notes

Wendella Boats & Chicago Water Taxi departs from the Wrigley Building at the n.w. corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Trump Tower. The Combined Lake and River Tour is the company's signature narrated cruise through the Chicago lock. Architectural and historical points of interest also can be seen during the 90-minute sightseeing trip. The Chicago River Architecture Tour lasts 75 minutes and travels through the heart of the city. A 2-hour sunset cruise, a 2-hour fireworks cruise and a 45-minute Chicago River tour also are offered. Water taxis ferry passengers from Michigan Avenue to Chinatown. Guided tours are available.
Lake and river tour or architecture tour $35.50; $32 (ages 65+); $16.50 (ages 3-11). Advance ticket purchase is recommended for tours. Water taxi fare (all-day pass) Mon.-Fri. $8, Sat.-Sun. and holidays $10.
Hours: Lake and river tours depart daily 10-8:30, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; Mon.-Thurs. 10:15-7:15, Fri.-Sun. 10-8:30, day after Labor Day to mid-Oct.; daily 10:15-7:15, late Apr.-day before Memorial Day weekend; daily 10:15-5:45, mid-Mar. to late Apr.; daily 10:15-4:45, mid-Oct. to late Nov. Architecture tours depart daily 9:30-9, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; Mon.-Thurs. 10:45-8, Fri.-Sun. 9:30-8, day after Labor Day to mid-Oct.; daily 10:45-6:30, late Apr.-day before Memorial Day weekend; daily 11:15-4, mid-Mar. to late Apr. and mid-Oct. to late Nov. Water taxis operate Mon.-Fri. 6:45 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 9-9, mid-Mar. to late Nov. (also Sat. 9 p.m.-10:50 p.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day). Phone ahead to confirm schedule.