Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Please bring sunglasses, sunblock, a hat and a water proof bag to protect your camera. Come prepared to get a little wet from the drip and splash of your paddle and to be out in the sun. Lightweight, synthetic clothing is best.
Lake Michigan Learn to Kayak Tour
Paddle over the deep-blue waters of Lake Michigan to learn the basics of kayaking. Get a grip on the basics of balancing, controlling and steering your craft with the help of an instructor.
What You Will Do
- Pick up a paddle to master the fundamentals of this fun and invigorating aquatic activity
- Put what you learn into practice as you cruise over Lake Michigan and enjoy the scenic shoreline sights
- Take advantage of detailed instruction that familiarizes you with the proper technique, as well as how to stay safe on the water
- Try your hand at paddling in both recreational and touring kayaks for a more complete lesson
- Kayaking lesson on Lake Michigan
- Experienced instructors
- 21 Ratings
I learned all I needed to know at this point to begin having fun with kayaking. At some point I may return for more advanced training but right now I just want to get out there and kayak.
would like more time on the water to apply all the techniques learnt. Also, please start and end on time - it's only fair.
I have never even sat in a kayak before this class and I walked out with a ton of confidence! Our instructor, Sam, was amazing! He was so knowledgeable and taught us so much.
I learned a lot. Great employees.
Everything about our experience with Kayak Chicago was excellent from registering online, being promptly greeted and signed in upon arrival, being thoroughly briefed on the equipment which was in good condition and working order, and the superb instruction throughout a most enjoyable 2-hour experience. Kayak Chicago went way beyond our expectations. What a great way to be introduced to this fun, liberating sport!
It was a very delightful first time experience. Although it was very windy our instructor Brian made us feel extremely confident and comfortable. He had great patience teaching us the maneuvers and gave us great feedback on our techniques as well as correcting us when we were off. I am definitely recommending!
I had a great first time experience. Vikki my instructor was patient, engaging, knowledgeable and exuded confidence. For a first timer feeling that someone is confident concerning your safety is tantamount. Also the weather was great and I didn't experience any wake for boaters, yay, because there weren't any, double yay.
Todd was great...patient, supportive, takes the time to understand his guests as individuals and read their particular needs. It was great fun. Thanks
The class was very well taught with a lot of attention to detail about safety and best practices. Our instructor, Todd, was professional and very knowledgeable. He did and excellent job and made the class relaxing and fun. I am glad I went and will be returning soon to try tours and other kayaking activities.
The Learn to Kayak class was great! Excellent instructor who was very patient, encouraging and enthusiastic! It was a great learning experience. Staff was great and will be back for more tours and classes.
Mike was a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. He walked through everything with me from the paddles, various kayaks, how to plan a trip- what emergency supplies to take, timing etc. he was really great and I look forward to taking another class.