Architecture-and-History or Gangsters Kayak Tour for 4 or 6 or Custom Tour for 8–10 from Wateriders (Up to 54% Off)


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Since the invention of inflation, prices for groceries have skyrocketed and rivers have become traversable. Enjoy the scenic side of economics with today's Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $119 for a three-hour architecture-and-history or ghosts-and-gangsters kayak tour for four (a $260 value)
  • $175 for either of the above tours for six (a $360 value)
  • $289 for a custom kayak tour of your choice for 8–10 people (a $600 value)

Guests leisurely paddle past stunning architecture as guides recount the city's origins and share interesting bits of trivia. Alternatively, evening ghost tours explore Chicago's gritty underbelly with spooky and funny stories of crime lords and haunted riverside locales. Architecture-and-history tours begin at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and ghosts-and-gangsters tours take place on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday nights at 7 p.m. Custom tours can be scheduled Monday–Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Wateriders Kayak Tours & Rentals

Situated near Chicago Avenue at the Chicago River, Wateriders' experienced and knowledgeable guides have been leading relaxed kayak tours down Chicago’s picturesque waterways since 1997. Day and night tours explore the city's most exciting attributes, focusing on history, architecture, and eerie mob chronicles as guides provide paddling instruction and share true tales of Al Capone's mythical collection of tracksuits. Wateriders also rents its kayaks to independent paddlers who prefer to discover Chicago's sights on their own.


We did a group kayak tour this weekend and had a blast! The guide(s) knew alot about the history of the city and also made us all feel comfortable

Lou A., Yelp, 6/4/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “I had a great time with Wateriders. Great stories, great guides, and great routes. I definitely recommend Waterides!”

  • “The experience was amazing and the instructors are great!”

  • “Awesome time!”

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    950 N Kingsbury St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60610


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In a Nutshell

Guides spin true tales of Windy City history and architecture, or the gritty underbelly takes center stage in the gangsters and ghosts tour

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 15th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required minimum of 24hr in advance. Minimum 48hr cancellation notice required. Private kayak tour valid Monday-Friday during the day. Kids under 11 must ride in double kayak with guardian. 325lb weight max for single kayak; 475lb for double kayaks. Not valid 7/4/12 or 9/3/12. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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