October 8th and 9th will be last weekend until 2017 to catch a ride on the Channel Cat Water Taxi. The seasonal service will end on Sunday. The Channel Cat will operate a modified schedule Saturday and Sunday as follows: 11:10 am - 6:10 pm. View a complete schedule for 10/8/16-10/9/16.
The Channel Cat had record ridership in the 2016 season of nearly 44,000 passengers.Thank you to all of our patrons and our operators for another successful season.
We will resume service Memorial Day Weekend 2017, dependent on weather conditions. We will see you in the Spring!
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 through Labor Day, with additional weekend service through October (weather permitting).
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.
Channel Cat Map & Landing Locations
2951 River Drive
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.
Village of East Davenport
Lindsay Park, 2100 E. River Dr.
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.
Isle of Capri Casino
17th St. & Isle Parkway
Home of the Isle of Capri Casino - Bettendorf, with 70-item buffet restaurant and gift shop.
John Deere Commons
Behind the Radisson Hotel
1415 River Dr, Moline, Illinois
Home of the iWireless Center, Radisson Hotel, John Deere Pavilion, Centre Station, and TGI Friday's restaurant, with an outdoor deck and picturesque riverfront view.