The Northwest Passage

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In a Nutshell

After guides lead basic instruction, trips launch into the waters off Gillson Beach in Wilmette or Skokie Lagoons

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Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice requested. Classes must be taken by the same person. Must be at least 18 years or older, or accompanied by an adult. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Helicopter pilots are in constant danger of action stars climbing aboard their craft and throwing them out; kayakers, however, need only fear falling helicopter pilots. Steer an unstealable vessel with this Groupon.

$29 for a Two-Hour Guided Kayaking Trip with Instruction and Equipment ($60 Value)

Each guided kayak trip includes a brief instructional session and supplies all the necessary equipment: personal flotation device, paddle, kayak, and trident. Gliding along the peaceful waters of Lake Michigan, kayakers can gaze upon the bountiful flora and fauna inhabiting the serene surroundings.

Trips take off from either Gillson Beach in Wilmette or Skokie Lagoons; The Northwest Passage recommends that you call two hours before your trip to determine which launch spot is being used. See the trip schedule here. Single and double kayaks are available for the trip, though each Groupon is only valid for one person.

The Northwest Passage

Founder Rick Sweitzer started the adventure travel company in 1983 before leading one of the first amateur dogsled expeditions to North Pole. Driven by his vision, the guides and instructors of The Northwest Passage lead travelers of all skill and fitness levels to some of the most dramatic terrain on the planet. Locally, the team leads outings around the Chicago area, ranging from stand-up paddleboarding classes on Lake Michigan to kayaking and camping trips in Door County, Wisconsin. As for the rest of the world, Northwest Passage sends it adventurers to conquer it locale by stunning locale during programs that include hiking across Europe, trekking to remote Polar regions, and dressing up like scientists to infiltrate Area 51.

Customer Reviews

Great guides and nice paddle. Highly recommended!
David M. · October 9, 2013
We had an excellent time on the trip. Great staff! Friendly and welcoming, we would definitely go again!
Patricia S. · October 4, 2013
excellent company, very helpful and accomodating
Veronica E. · July 21, 2013
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Wilmette

    1130 Greenleaf Ave.

    Wilmette, IL 60091

    +18472564409

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  2. 2

    Winnetka

    1760 Tower Rd.

    Winnetka, IL 60093

    +18479204409

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