Chicago City Lights Tour

  • 214 Ratings

See glittering skyscrapers and their reflections as you paddle the Chicago River at sunset and enjoy unique cityscape views.

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

What You Will Do

  • Enjoy the cool evening breeze and the glow of the city as you coast along the Chicago River in the company of a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn basic skills, strokes, and waterway safety during a detailed orientation, then depart on your kayaking adventure in a boat equipped with lights to guide you
  • Get in a great workout, a fun lesson on Chicago history, and rare water-side glimpses of Chicago's stunning architecture after hours

What's Included

  • Three hour guided evening paddle
  • All equipment

Additional Information

  • Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Please dress for the weather. Lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Guests should come prepared to get wet while paddling.

  • Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather, at which time a raincheck will be issued. A 50% refund will be issued if cancellations are made 4 days prior to your tour. Reschedules must be made at least 48 hours in advance. A $25 rescheduling fee per boat will be applied for cancellations within 48 hours of your tour.

Customer Reviews

  • 214 Ratings

  • Colleen

Our tour guides, Bubba and Eric, were super funny and nice! It was beautiful weather and the city looked amazing from the water.

October 1, 2018

  • Elizabeth

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.

September 28, 2018

  • Jacy

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.

September 28, 2018
1220 W Le Moyne St, Melrose Park, IL 60160, USA
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