Chicago Architectural History Kayaking Tour

  • 569 Ratings

Explore the history of downtown Chicago on a kayaking tour that gives you a duck's-eye view of the city landscape. Cruise past architectural marvels as you paddle your way down central waterways for a scenic adventure.

Region: Chicago
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 7 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Learn about the architectural history of Chicago while weaving your kayak through the city's rivers and canals
  • Get a crash-course in kayaking from a knowledgeable guide to learn basic skills, strokes, and safety rules
  • Put your newfound skills into action by launching your kayak into waters surrounded by towers of glass and steel

What's Included

  • 3-hour guided kayaking tour
  • Brief kayaking lesson

Additional Information

  • Choose single or double boats upon arrival. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Bring sunglasses, sunblock, a hat, and a waterproof bag to protect your camera Dress for the weather. Lightweight, synthetic clothing is best.

Customer Reviews

  • 569 Ratings

  • Olivia

Took time to show me skills with the kayak before setting out and had a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding architecture. Very enjoyable, would recommend

April 18, 2018

  • Lennart

Great tour on Chicago River. Inspiring guide with good knowledge about buildings and Chicago history, and also a good "story-teller". Very exciting to kayak near the huge new buildings near the "loop", and also great to see the more simpler parts of Chicago around Goose Island.

April 5, 2018

  • Ajit

A fantastic informational and fun trip. David was extremely knowledgeable and we had a great time discovering Chicago from a very different view. David was very friendly and, most importantly, very thorough regarding the participants' safety. I would highly recommend this tour with Kayak Chicago if you want to do something a little adventurous and out of the ordinary. Dr. Ajit Korgaokar

October 17, 2017
1220 W Le Moyne St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA