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- 2.5-hour kayaking tour on the Chicago River
- Learn about Windy City history, and admire its famous architecture
- View iconic sights like the Merchandise Mart, the Wrigley building, the Civic Opera building and much more!
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Departure & Return
Departure Point: Chicago Riverwalk behind the East Bank Club, address: Riverwalk 500 N Kingsbury Street Chicago, IL, 60654 Address: Chicago Riverwalk 500 N Kingsbury Street Chicago, IL, 60654 Parking is 360 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, 60654. Directions: Chicago Riverwalk behind the East Bank Club, address: Riverwalk 500 N Kingsbury Street Chicago, IL, 60654 Parking is 360 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, 60654.
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
What To Expect
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 riverside promenade. Pass under a procession of 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 from the natives who first paddled the river to the rampant capitalism that shaped the city
Your leisurely kayak tour concludes with a return to the launch point.
- 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
- OPERATED BY Wateriders Chicago River Kayak Tours and Rentals
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Learn more about cancellations.