Channel Cat Water Taxi

The COVID-19 Pandemic may impact schedules, operating protocols, and the Ride & Save program. Please check Facebook.com/QCChannelCat for the most recent COVID-19 safety alerts.

COVID-19 Procedures

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be starting Channel Cat service on May 29! To ensure the safety of all our passengers and crew, we’ve implemented the following changes:

The boats will only run at approximately half capacity with the goal of making sure families can ride together safely.

The captain and crew will be wearing face coverings. We encourage all riders to do the same.

Handstamps will not be issued this year for reentry. Instead, present your paper or mobile ticket to re-board.

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).
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Channel Cat Map & Landing Locations

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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. 
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Isle of Capri Casino


17th St. & Isle Parkway
Bettendorf, Iowa


Home of the Isle of Capri Casino - Bettendorf, with 70-item buffet restaurant and gift shop. 
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Village of East Davenport

Lindsay Park


2100 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa


Historical village dating back to 1851, located off Davenport's River Drive is a shopper's and diner's paradise with unique stores and restaurants. 
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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. 
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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.  Learn more about Nat Geo’s Mississippi River program here