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    Water Sports in Chicago

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    Awesome guide. He had lots of patience and a great sense of humour.
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    The Urban Kayak trip on the Chicago River captured a unique experience from the duck's eye view of the city's incredible architecture. Our guide, Dave, was friendly, helpful during the lessons and on the river, and allowed us to go at our own pace (within reason). You WILL get wet, not soaked but legs will certainly get splashed on a few times. If you're exploring the city more before/after, bring a change of clothes and they have a side changing room with clean portable bathrooms and lockers to rent. If you have some kayak experience already and feel comfortable going out on your own (without the tour), I suggest skipping the intro lesson reservations online and call ahead/book the day of for your own 1-2hr kayak rental on the river. You may have a little more time to explore the river channels on an hourly rental. I wish we had booked the architecture kayak tour instead, although I don't know how well we would have been able to hear the guide over the noise of the river. Also, it was noted in other reviews the lack of customer service from the front desk staff. This proved to be true, no smiles or genuine interest in helping you besides going through the motions of check in. It was quite evident from start to end of our time there. The guide and staff on the river and with the gear were great, however, absolutely no issues there.
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    Everyone was friendly and professional. Ian our leader put our safety first so we could relax and have fun. We'll be back.
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    Kayaking in the Chicago River was an incredible experience. The sights were stunning. We did the sunset kayak tour on Saturday, September 30. Due to it getting dark out earlier in the evening, it turned out to be half sunset, half night kayak - SO cool. The guides are as fun as can be and very informative. They take safety very seriously and each staff member so blatantly enjoys their job. We took about 3 brief breaks throughout the 5 mile tour, where we were encouraged to take pictures. I would highly recommend Kayak Chicago for out-of-towners and locals alike!
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    Great staff & very responsive to everyone!