Chicago Fireworks Paddle

526 Ratings


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Enjoy a dazzling fireworks display like you’ve never seen before: against the backdrop of Chicago’s lit-up skyline from a kayak in the Chicago river and Goose Island Channel.

Duration:  3hrs 30mins - 4hrs
Cancellation:  168.0hrs
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  • Kayak the Chicago River and Goose Island Channel to watch the colorful fireworks display at Navy Pier
  • Follow your guide into the heart of downtown for water-level views of the city’s sparkling urban landscape, then enjoy the shimmering lights as you paddle past Lake Shore Drive for views of the city and fireworks
  • Get a crash-course in kayaking, including on-land instruction in paddling basics and the safety rules of the waterways
  • Enjoy a snack and a leisurely paddle back to the dock after the show

What's Included

  • Guided kayak tour and fireworks display

Additional Information

Choose single or double boats upon arrival. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Dress for the weather; lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Be prepared to get a little wet from the drip and splash of your paddle.

Cancellation policy

We make the call on weather at the time we start the event; if there are signs of severe weather, we will cancel and reschedule. If we cancel due to weather, you will receive a rain check to reschedule for another date of your choice. In the event your tour is cut short due to weather, you will receive a voucher to join us on another tour. No refunds are given if your event is cut short due to weather.

Cancellations must be made seven days prior to an event for a full refund. Cancellations four days prior to an event will receive a 50% refund, or may reschedule. A $25 rescheduling fee per boat is applied for cancellations made within 48 hours.

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526 Ratings
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
4 %
Sep 6, 2022
Marc and the rest of his colleagues explained very well what to do, they took care of us at all times and I have to emphasize Marc's attitude, super good!
Sep 5, 2022
Sep 5, 2022
Sep 2, 2022
Great experience! Very impressed with the guides who were very concerned with our safety. The instruction was very thorough especially for first time kayakers.
Aug 29, 2022
West was one of our guides. He was extremely patient with our group. We went for the fireworks session very nice
Aug 29, 2022
I feel they should explain kayaking is risky at night or during pick boat hours in the city. Stuff was really nice and caring tho but it was a extremely long way for being a beginner.
Aug 29, 2022
Aug 29, 2022
All the instructors that guided us throughout the whole trip were awesome and made sure that we were safe and taught us a lot throughout the trip with myself and my family as new beginners. Thank you for a helping us get through an awesome experience.
Aug 29, 2022
Anthony was the best tour guide! We had a blast!
Aug 26, 2022
It was too long and the ride way back looks like scary movie and smells bad. In the day time and by the city lights is not too bad.


Meeting location:  1220 W Le Moyne St


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