Channel Cat Water Taxi

Channel Cat 2019 Season

Due to current river levels, we are unable to determine a start date for the Channel Cat. We will resume service as soon as we are able.

Welcome aboard! 

Experience the power and mystique of the river as it flows east to west for one of only a few times over its length. Get a taste of the area once known as the Rock Island Rapids – considered the most dangerous section of the upper Mississippi.

The Channel Cat Water Taxi provides three (3) open-air passenger ferryboats on the Mississippi River. Service is generally provided from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with additional weekend service through October (weather permitting).


Channel Cat Map & Landing Locations

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Riverbend Commons Photo

Riverbend Commons

2951 River Drive
Moline, Illinois

Located near the WIU-QC Campus and the Mills, the Riverbend Commons is the new home port for the Channel Cat. If you're looking for a quiet, inexpensive way to see the Mississippi, hop on the adjacent Great River Trail, which spans 60 miles along the Illinois riverfront. 

Isle Hotel-Casino

17th St. & Isle Parkway
Bettendorf, Iowa

Home of the Isle Casino - Hotel Bettendorf, with 70-item buffet restaurant and gift shop. 
Village of E Davenport Landing

Village of East Davenport

Lindsay Park

2100 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa

Historic village dating back to 1851, located off Davenport's River Drive is a shopper's and diner's paradise, with unique stores and restaurants. 
JD Commons Landing

John Deere Commons

Behind the Radisson Hotel
1415 River Dr​, Moline, Illinois

Home of the TaxSlayer Center, Radisson Hotel, John Deere Pavilion, Centre Station, and TGI Friday's restaurant, with an outdoor deck and picturesque riverfront view. 
The Channel Cat Water Taxi has been recognized and showcased by National Geographic and the Mississippi River Geotourism Stewardship Council as one of the best destinations for travelers seeking an authentic experience of the region.