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.
- 394 Ratings
Chicago Architectural History Kayaking Tour
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.
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
- 3-hour guided kayaking tour
- Brief kayaking lesson
- 394 Ratings
Honestly you guys rocked i had an absolute blast and will recommend this to everyone!
Loved the staff, great value, free parking. Great day!! Full review up on trip advisor!
The guide was very informative, and the your was a lot of fun! Looking into the nighttime paddle!
Great guide, relaxed and very informative
Website was easy to use, staff was attentive and responsive, and our guides did an excellent job on the tour.
Sam and Ryan and Kretsch were great. I will be scheduling again when friends are in town. Thanks
Great long tour. Got what I paid for. It was a little pricey though
helpful, instructive guides
Like the staff, they are very nice, funny and safety first! they did a great job keeping us safe on 4th of July!
Tours start with helpful basics of kayaking. It continued with a very pleasant paddle and a great guide to architecture. I've been on at least 5 Chicago river tours and still learned a few new things.
Had a Great Time!
The beginning of the tour was fun, as the architectural information was very interesting and educational. The staff members were all friendly and had a good sense of humor. However, the second half of the tour was purely paddling back to the starting point. I would have been happier with a shorter overall experience if it meant the last hour to hour and a half wasn't paddling with no breaks.
The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and communicated rowing tips effectively. Also, being on the Chicago river provided a beautiful backdrop for the tour. My friends and I had a wonderful time, and are highly recommending it.
The overall experience was great. The staff was very informative explaining how to kayak properly and what to expect when on water. Guides kept us safe from river traffic as some of us were not as experianced. The staff was nice and helpful.
Great experience. The tour guide was really nice and funny! Wish it could have been longer.
We absolutely loved the guides, the pace and the physicality of the tour. Unfortunately the river has some bad pollution so we inevitably had to paddle through trash at points. I would highly recommend this company!
I had a blast with my husband. The group we went out with was very friendly and helped each other. Look forward to signing up for our next one.
Fun, fun way to get to know this amazing city. The guides are super cool and will take care of you.
Guides Mac and Brian were nice and informative, keeping the group engaged.
The experience was fantastic. The guides were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this to anyone whether they are a first timer or experienced kayaker. Very relaxing and friendly atmosphere. I will definitely do this tour again.
The staff were friendly and very patient with us.
Todd was great. Felt like I was part of the river.
The staff is very friendly and welcoming and the architectural tour was very fun
The guides were great! Loved the tour.