Kayakers, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to get themselves upright when flipped upside down. Float through life with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for entry to Pumpkin Paddle, valid Saturdays or Sundays (a $65 value)
- $45 for entry to Octoberfest Paddle with up to two drinks at Goose Island, valid Wednesdays (a $90 value)
- $45 for entry to Haunted Paddle, valid Friday–Sunday (a $90 value)
Each option is valid for one person. The Pumpkin Paddle invites parents and kids to take the the river, searching for pumpkins in a secured area. The Octoberfest Paddle culminates in an hour of mingling and drinks at Goose Island. After an evening of spooks during the Haunted Paddle, participants can enjoy a bonfire, s'mores, and apple cider.
The hustle and bustle of the city can’t touch the calm waters of Lake Michigan. There, on gently rolling waves surrounded by fresh breezes, Kayak Chicago hosts tours and lessons, and lets paddlers take to the waters on their own with rentals. Captained by Dave Olson, a kayaker for more than 20 years and outdoor educator for more than 10, the company entrusts certified instructors and guides with shaping the strokes of kayaking newbies. Their tours take aquatic explorers down the Chicago River at night to ooh and ahh over summer fireworks or during the day to survey the city’s renowned architecture and map out their next bank heist. The staff also plants patrons on standup paddleboards for introductory lessons or wave-top rounds of SUPYoga or SUPPilates.