Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi is Opening for Season May 12th until October (weather permitting).
Last day for public taxi operation is Sunday, October 8. The taxi will be utilized for nature tours and private tours through the month of October and will be closed for the season on October 29.
Hours of Operation, weather permitting:
Friday: 4 – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11a.m. – 7 p.m.
(Extended hours for several events and holidays throughout the season)
The Water Taxi is open for a variety of uses:
Arrange for your group of 15 max to tour the historic and natural wonders along the crooked river with one of our historical interpreters or naturalists.
Two-hour tours led by a Cleveland Metroparks Naturalist features an in depth look at architecture and wildlife along the Cuyahoga River. Tours take place most Tuesdays through the summer and leave twice per day from behind Merwin’s Wharf when the water taxi is not in regular operation of shuttling passengers trying to cross the river. Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance. Call Canalway Center at 216.206.1000 for more information or to purchase tickets. Private and customizable tours can also be arranged on a limited basis.
30 minute quick trips through the new Flats entertainment district occur most Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer departing and returning from Merwin’s Wharf (1785 Merwin Avenue, Cleveland). Tickets for these trips are available on a first come, first served basis and must be purchased on the day of the tour from the restaurant.
Private rentals available during non-operational hours for groups at a rate of $150 per hour, with a 2-hour minimum required. To inquire about availability, please contact Captain Mike at 216.213.3352.
East Bank Dock – located next to Coastal Taco at 1170 Old River Road, Cleveland.
West Bank Dock – located in between the Power House Complex and Music Box Supper Club directly under the Main Avenue Bridge.