I couldn't hear the history when the lady was talking. It would be better if we all had mics to listen to everything or if she was able to talk louder. However, great experience
The guides were great and the tour was fun.
The staff of Chicago Kayak did a great job getting us set up and on the water. The city lights looked amazing, and our guides were very diligent in keeping us safe and away from any boaters. The City Lights Paddle should be on the bucket list of anyone living in or visiting Chicago.
Awesome Experience! I would definitely do this again. I got to view the city lights in a completely new way! Also Thanks to Ryan for being an awesome Instructor!!!
Fun time! Perfect summer night and beautiful city views!
I had a wonderful experience.
This was an excellent first time experience. Very fun, friendly staff, great scenery!
My experience was amazing! This was my first time kayaking and I was pretty nervous about not knowing what to do and falling behind but the staff at Kayak Chicago were informative and very helpful! They did a short tutorial on how to paddle, keep balance on the kayak and how to turn and stop. In the water, if I was falling behind or had troubles turning etc. someone would come over and help guide me and give me tips! I got waaaay better by the end of our kayak trip. The view was amazing! We journeyed through the Chicago river and saw so many beautiful lights, buildings and bridges. Overall a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to be back!
I loved LOVED this tour!!! There were six of us and we each had a wonderful experience! It was my first time and "Magic" Mike was a wonderful guide! Charming and VERY informative and helpful! He would give little pointers and tutorials throughout the tour that made a world of difference in technique. The view at night was amazing and we each had a blast! We are already planning on going back with more friends. Definitely should be on everyone's to do list, just be prepared to get a good shoulder workout.
Best tour my son and I have a lot of fun you can see all the skyscrapers I will do it again
We had a great evening on the water. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly and made the journey fun and safe. Seeing Chicago from the river on a beautiful summer night is great. High value for the investment. Thanks. Have been telling my friends.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, good instruction, easy-to-handle boats, and an interesting route!
Our tour guides, Bubba and Eric, were super funny and nice! It was beautiful weather and the city looked amazing from the water.
We did the City lights paddle and had a blast! It’s a 4.5 mile total ride so it’s a good workout but the pace is very manageable and the view is fabulous! It’s such a great, environmentally friendly, fun way to explore the city! I recommend doing this in the evening as we did because the river during daytime is busier.
The instructor was great! The scenery was beautiful! I am just commenting on the 3 hours of time for the entire kayaking adventure. I feel that when you have beginners maybe the time should be shortened a little. However, I understand that this may be an issue based on location.
We had a wonderful time kayaking! The guides made my partner and I feel confident in training (I had canoed before, but this was her first time paddling a boat), and kept us safe on the river. The only reason I say "somewhat satisfied" is due to the guides barging back up the river on our return trek. Fortunately for us, we ended up to be strong paddlers, and could see them as they tore up the river back to the dock, but it seemed both guides left a large number of paddlers down river unattended, which I thought was a bit reckless. Given it is a night time paddle, our lights were running out of batteries, and many of the people in our group had never kayaked before, I was a little surprised to see the guides leave so many unattended paddlers on the river.
Apart from this, we had a great time. The gear worked well, the scenery was amazing, the experience was great.
Such a great time! Guides were witty and informative, the route took us to a beautiful view of the city and kayaking in general is just a great workout. Will definitely come again!
A different and beautiful way to experience Chicago! Plus get a good workout at the same time! The tour guides were experienced, fun and provided an excellent kayaking tour.
What an incredible experience!!! From start to finish I had an amazing time. From the beautiful views of the city at night to our wonderful tour guide. I would highly recommend Kayak Chicago!!!
I chose this rating because everything was great. The instructions were easy and simple to follow and we had a great experience.
Great atmosphere, good people, good views.
Very friendly crew and they explain everything very well and are super safe
So much fun! Great guides! Will definitely be back.
The guides were amazing! So helpful ans friendly. It was a great experience!
We had a great time on our City Lights Paddle! The guides were very helpful and the views were incredible. Highly recommend this experience!
Super fun experience. The staff was very friendly! My only suggestion would be to get lightsbinstalled on the dock. It was very dark after our sunset paddle, and you could not see anything while trying to walk our kayaks back up the dock.
Magical, the staff is top notch and friendly, this was an incredible experience! You gotta do it.
I loved the experience! This was my first kayak trip and they made me feel safe, worry free and made the trip fun. Put this on the top of your priority list!
Great location and guides
The staff was great , very helpful with everyone. Great group of people. Definitely a great experience.
Some people of the group were very slow on the water so we had to wait for them several times ando we couldnt go further on the tour.