Chicago City Kayak Tour – Chicago Sightseeing like never before!
Learn why Nelson Algren called Chicago “the broker’s portage”; why a landmark Chicago building’s floors were built crooked; how a colossal disaster shaped the city; why the river flows backwards and much more! This relaxing 2.5 hour kayak tour guides you through the picturesque urban chasm that is the Chicago River as it flows through downtown. Take in the sights and history along its beautifully landscaped riverside promenade and kaleidoscopic view of some of the greatest American architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries.
During the excursion, kayakers enjoy passing under a multitude of articulated ironwork bridges (the largest movable bridge system in the world!); the fantastic shoreline people-watching; and the wide variety of wildlife that has been drawn to the majestic downtown segment of the Chicago River as the cleanliness has dramatically improved over the past few decades
- Meeting Place
East Bank Club Dock, Kinzie Street Bridge, 500 N Kingsbury St (Riverwalk), Chicago, IL, 60654
Street parking and garage validation at 360 W Hubbard, Brown/Purple line to Merchandise Mart, Divvy stop adjacent, 10-20 minute walk from the Loop.
Chicago City Kayak Tour Information:
Single or double kayak, life vest, paddle, guide(s), paddling lesson, dry bags, sunscreen
Water-friendly clothing and shoes. Blue jeans not recommended. Bring electronics at your own risk
Not necessary, come ready to learn and practice!
- Weight limits
Single kayak – 125kg/275 lbs (approx); Double kayak – 197kg/435 lbs (approx)
- Group size
Please contact us for groups of 8 or more and we will try to accommodate additional tour times