Chicago River Kayak Tour

  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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Operates Saturdays; Sundays
Activity Highlights
Soak up the classic views of Chicago on the river kayak tour. Make your way to the East Bank Club river walk in River North, where you’ll meet your guides for some paddling instruction. When you’re ready, snap on your life vest and get situated in your kayak; more experienced paddlers often prefer a single kayak while first-timers may find a double more suitable. Then set off through the downtown segment of the Chicago River. While you paddle along, behold a magnificent panorama of landmark buildings casting their reflection into the shimmering waters, bordered by a beautifully landscaped riverbank and promenade. Pass under myriad articulated ironwork bridges that make up part of the largest movable bridge system in the world.  You’re treated to a unique perspective on some of America’s greatest 20th and 21st century architecture, including Willis Tower. Learn from your guide why one particular structure's floors were built crooked, and hear about Chicago’s storied history, including tales of the city’s first crime boss. Your leisurely kayak tour concludes with a return to the launch point.
Activity Details
Explore the beauty of downtown Chicago from the water on a relaxing 2.5-hour kayak tour. In either a single or double kayak, you'll paddle along the Chicago River, passing by landmarks like Willis Tower as you listen to interesting tales about the city from a professional guide. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to 8 to 10 people per guide.
Departure & Return
Departure Point500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • All required equipment: kayak, life vest, paddle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum passenger weight for kayaking is 275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Please try to avoid wearing cotton clothing, as it gets very heavy if it gets wet
  • No alcohol allowed
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • Fun experience with a healthy dose of adventure. Guide was knowledgeable and very attentive to safety.

  • Really good time. Heaps of helpful guides, fun trip

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$66.67 USD
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Adult(s) upto 9 passengers
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