Chicago City Lights Tour

408 Ratings


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

Duration:  3hrs
Cancellation:  168.0hrs
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  • 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.

Cancellation policy

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.

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408 Ratings
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Oct 24, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
We had kayaked with kayak chicago last fall when we came to visit our college daughter. We had such a good time we booked another for this year, this time for an evening paddle and brought our other 3 children to enjoy. We kayak in lakes at home, but we benefitted so much from the guides, equipment and comraderie. It was a ton of fun and an amazing way to see the city, day or night. Thanks for a memorable evening!
Sep 23, 2022
Sep 18, 2022
Had a great time
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Aug 28, 2022
Everything about this tour was great! I am from Chicago, and this was my first time going on this tour. We showed up early and found free parking right across from the place. From the moment we walked up, we were greeted so nicely and felt so welcomed. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Instructions were crystal clear. Everything we needed to know, from safety to paddling tips were explained thoroughly. Once on the water, the guides made sure no one was left behind and we were guided through the river. The view was beautiful and out overall experience was perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. 😊
Aug 23, 2022
Gave very clear instructions, helped keep us on the path, and felt very relaxed!
Aug 21, 2022
Aug 21, 2022


Meeting location:  1220 W Le Moyne St


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