Get off the gritty, noisy streets for awhile and put your paddle in the water. That's right -- now you can kayak along the tranquil Chicago River while learning the history of the city's iconic waterway and the skyscrapers built along it. During this fun, informative and slightly wet three-hour tour, you'll navigate with your group through the heart of the loop, learning why Chicago was built on this spot, where Al Capone hid, where the first settlers to the area lived and more. Never paddled a kayak before? No worries, all tours are preceded by a brief orientation and training session.
July 4, 2014: 3:00pm-6:00pm
On Saturdays there is a 3:00pm-6:00pm tour in addition to the 10:00am tour.
Come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle. Also be prepared for sun exposure. Dress for the weather. Sunglasses, sunblock and a hat are recommended. You can bring cameras, but they may get wet, so bring a waterproof bag.
Fluids and snacks are permitted on the kayaks, and are recommended to avoid the chance of heat exhaustion. Most Kayak Chicago locations sell water and power bars.