The Metroparks' Water Taxi Starts Up Today, is Once Again Free for Riders

The Metroparks' Water Taxi Starts Up Today, is Once Again Free for Riders
Courtesy Cleveland MetroParks
Water taxi season is back floating on the Cuyahoga River just in time for Mother's Day Weekend. And for the third year in a row riders can shuttle between both sides of the Flats free of charge, thanks to a centennial gift from local steelmaker ArcelorMittal.

Last year, the 26-foot eLCee2 water taxi — which can fit 17 people, dogs and also bikes — ferried a record-breaking 47,381 riders on the taxi passengers across the clear, brownish waters.

The first boat ride embarks at noon today. Throughout the season, the taxi also runs a variety of tours on Cleveland history and nature. Private tours are also available.

Hours are Friday from 4 to 9 p.m; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours are shortened to 7 p.m. on Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Find out more about the water taxi program right here.

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