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You can now get free rides on the Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi all summer long

Posted at 2:03 PM, May 01, 2019

CLEVELAND — For the third year in a row, visitors in Downtown Cleveland will have free access to the Cleveland Meotrparks eLCee2 Water Taxi, which provides rides to and from the east and west banks of the Flats free-of-charge for the 2019 season.

The 26-foot canopied Crosby yacht provides a connection to and from the east and west banks of The Flats.

The water taxi can hold 17 passengers and up to four bikes. It's also dog-friendly and ADA-accessible.

The free rides are made possible thanks to local steelmaker ArcelorMittal Cleveland.

"This year we reflect on 50 years of recovery of the Cuyahoga River,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO, Brian M. Zimmerman in a news release. “We want to thank ArcelorMittal for its partnership, which will allow more guests to see the progress and experience the growing connections to the river and lakefront.”

The water taxi is used for history tours, nature tours and private tours. Last year, there was a record 47,381 riders on the taxi.

eLCee2 Water Taxi hours of operation (weather permitting beginning Sunday, May 12)

  • Friday: 4 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • *Memorial Day: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • *Fourth of July: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • *Labor Day: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.