Lake Michigan Sightseeing Kayak Excursion
Enjoy an active sightseeing experience kayaking across Lake Michigan, with an expert guide to show you the city sights from the shore.
What You Will Do
- 2.5 hour paddle on Lake Michigan with the best kayak instructors and guides in Chicago.
- Get a detailed orientation to the sport and incredible views of the city as you practice paddling along Lake Michigan's shoreline
- Learn some local history from a certified kayaking instructor who can't wait to share Chicago's stunning skyline views
Bring sunblock, sunglasses, swimwear, a water shirt and a towel. Water and snacks are recommended. Storage is available on-site for your belongings. Temperatures can be cooler by the lake, so dress appropriately. We do not recommend cotton or jeans as you may get wet from the drip of your paddle.
- 50 Ratings
Had much fun. Tour guide was awesome! Recommended
Knowledgeable, informative and attentive guide. Beautiful views.
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about kayaking, and paddling on Lake Michigan, as well as very friendly. We had an easy lesson about paddle strokes and how to steady our boats before getting onto the water, and that really helped prep me when swells came by from boats or jet skis. Our guide also pointed out architecture of interest. Staff was friendly, and the location was really easy to find. Where I live I regularly paddle on a very calm, urban bayou, so kayaking on beautiful Lake Michigan was a great experience.
We loved it!!!
Did a 2 hour rental through Groupon. Very nice and helpful staff, all the equipment was in good condition. All participants receive a small training session before we got into the river, very helpful being a first timer. We had a good time!
It was definitely worth it! It was such an amazing activity to do. Bubba, was very helpful and guided us with ease. He made it easy, fun & helped us through it all. I would definitely do it again!
We're novice kayakers and my wife loves being on the water. For our anniversary, I booked a 2hr Lakefront Skyline Tour at 10am, just as they opened. Everyone was very friendly and we were lucky enough to get Vickie, the manager and a certified instructor, as our guide. We went out on a gorgeous, blue sky Chicago morning and paddled north from North Ave Beach while Vickie coached us to acclimate to the kayaks and roll of water before turning south along the famous skyline. We had a great paddle and Vickie was awesome - patient, helpful, engaging and fun! We'll definitely be back!
Matt was a wonderful instructor and guide. He was also good company which all contributed to a great experience!
Brian was great, fabulous weather, just the right amount of time on the water.
Expert guide who quickly assessed our ability and designed a trip to fit it.
Jess was a great guide. She provided a wonderful experience. Can't wait to do it again
Staff were really nice. The only thing I wish I had known, either via email after registering/purchasing is a notification to bring your own water as they don't have any to offer/purchase on site. I had my picture taken by the tour guide but never received it.
The guides were knowledgable and fun. It was very different being on a great lake, it had the characteristics of an ocean. I really wasn't expecting the swells we had. It was great! I just wish we could have travelled farther. I will always remember this. Thanks!
Erin was super chill and we had a great time!
It was a great time had by all! It would have been nice with more experienced group but we definitely will be back for a private group event. I'm excited to go back out!
This is one of the must do in Chicago. Chance to enjoy beautiful view of the city away from traffic and crowd and the guide was great. I will do it again next summer. Don't forget sunscreen.
I did this with my Son we had a really great time, the guides were fun and the scenery is beautiful