Channel Cat Water Taxi

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COVID-19 Procedures

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be starting Channel Cat service on May 28, 2021! 

In accordance with the revised CDC guidance issued on 6/10, and the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued on 6/11, masks will no longer be required while riding the Channel Cat. While not required, masks will still be available on board for those who wish to wear one. Stay safe QC!

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. 

Isle Casino Hotel 


17th St. & Isle Parkway
Bettendorf, Iowa

Home of the Isle Casino - Hotel 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. 
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, and Centre Station, with dining and shopping experiences along Moline's River Drive and 5th Avenue corridors.