Channel Cat Water Taxi launches new season Friday

John Deere Commons Channel Cat Water Taxi
The Channel Cat opened the 2023 season with a fully renovated dock and landing at John Deere Commons. CREDIT KENDA BURROWS

The Channel Cat Water Taxi service will officially launch its 2024 season at 9 a.m. Friday, May 24.  

Passengers may board one of the three open-air ferryboats at four Channel Cat docking locations in the Quad Cities: John Deere Commons in Moline, RiverBend Commons in Moline, Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, and at the Village of East Davenport. 

Unlimited use all-day ticket prices are $8 for adults, and $4 for children ages 2-10. Children under the age of 2 ride free with an adult ticket. Tickets may be purchased on board or at Centre Station in downtown Moline (cash only) or through a mobile app (credit or debit).

The service runs seven days a week beginning Friday and through Labor Day. Learn more on social@QC Channel Cat, via web at or by calling (309) 788-3360.

The water taxi service, which is currently operated by MetroLINK, was launched 29 years ago by River Action on the July 4th weekend of 1995.

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