Chicago Architectural History Kayaking Tour

1209 Ratings


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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.
Duration:  3hrs
Cancellation:  168.0hrs
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  • 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.

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Jun 30, 2022
Matt was very enjoyable.
Jun 29, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Bubba was a great architectural tour guide! If I had more time in the city I would come just to rent for the day. Helps that it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day in Chicago.
Jun 27, 2022
Our guide was amazing and he made everything so fun! The way he described the architecture in great detail was phenomenal! We even got some Dad jokes which made our day! Our guide was very patient and understanding and worked with our skill set of kayaking. The weather for the tour was perfect and we loved our time on the water!
Jun 26, 2022
It was bucketing rain (but still warm) and I thought the trip would be cancelled but the guys persevered and we’re so positive and enthusiastic. There were 5 in our group and we had an amazing time. The guides were super knowledgeable, the sights amazing and I’m already looking for the next excuse to return!
Jun 26, 2022
Mark and Evan were very positive and excited about the tour- despite the rainy morning. We got to see the sailboats moving through the river downtown on a scheduled bridge day- which was an incredible experience. 10/10 25th birthday!
Jun 22, 2022
Everything was great! The staff was knowledgable, professional, witty, and entertaining. There wasn't a dull moment! I grew up in and around Chicago and I learned something new at every stop. You have a hard working and dedicated crew Kayak Chicago!
Jun 20, 2022
Great tour guide, great experience, amazing staff!
Jun 12, 2022
It was awesome the tour was fun and amazing, definitely booking another adventure.
Jun 11, 2022
Mark and everyone we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Instructions were clear, and the tour was a niceix of information & fun facts!


Meeting location:  1220 W Le Moyne St


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