Sunset or Historic Tour for One or Two from Urban Kayaks (Half Off)

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Guides divulge little-known city history and architecture facts on daytime or sunset tours

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 5 or older; Children younger than 15 must ride in tandem kayak. 320lb weight max for single kayak; 600lb for tandem kayak. Must sign waiver. Valid for weekdays only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Urban Kayaks - River Walk: Sunset or Historic Tour for One or Two from Urban Kayaks (Half Off)

Herbert Hoover won America’s hearts and votes when he promised a college-educated chicken in every pot and a kayak in every garage. Get a taste of the American dream with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $30 for a Historic Chicago Tour for one in a single kayak (a $60 value).
  • $30 for a Sunset Paddle Tour for one in a single kayak (a $60 value).
  • $55 for a Historic Chicago Tour for two in a tandem kayak (a $110 value)
  • $55 for a Sunset Paddle Tour for two in a tandem kayak (a $110 value)<p>

Over the course of an up-to-two-hour tour, guides divulge little-known facts about the city’s history and architecture while incorporating current events. Sunset tours follow the same route but occur as buildings begin to light up and the sun sets over the skyline. Kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices are all included in the cost of the tour.<p>

Chicago’s Urban Kayaks

Brothers Aaron and Asher Gershenzon and friend James Morro grew up in the city, but always possessed a passion for the outdoors. They practiced wilderness kayaking for most of their lives before earning their American Canoe Association certifications on Lake Superior. Each of them brings dual passions for their home city and outdoor sports to the company’s group and private kayak tours. Tours change on every outing as guides blend downtown architectural commentary and little-known Al Capone stories with tie-ins to current events. Though each guide tells different stories, often interspersed with humor, all of them focus on environmentally friendly touring. Tours utilize a fleet of lime-green Confluence Watersports kayaks, and staffers often wear lime-green shirts—all of which render them easily identifiable from the riverwalk, but well camouflaged in supermarket produce sections.

One guide leads six tour participants and prepares them with a briefing on paddling techniques, rules of the river, and assurances of the stability of their wide-river kayaks. The guides’ watchful eyes and constant advice have instilled confidence in even the most unsure participants, including basketball player Andre Iguodala, who slowly grew accustomed to his kayak by the end of his session. When not leading tours, staffers provide their single and tandem kayaks to customers who want to explore the river on their own. They extend their easygoing atmosphere to their office—nestled across the river from the Centennial Fountain’s Water Arc—where picnic tables stand by the storefront, and the owners’ chocolate Labrador frolics inside around a hanging hammock.

Urban Kayaks

Brothers Aaron and Asher Gershenzon and friend James Morro grew up in the city, but always possessed a passion for the outdoors. They practiced wilderness kayaking for most of their lives before earning their American Canoe Association certifications on Lake Superior. Each of them brings dual passions for their home city and outdoor sports to the company’s guided group and private kayak trips. Guided paddles change on every outing as guides blend downtown architectural commentary and little-known gangster stories with tie-ins to current events. Though each guide tells different stories, often interspersed with humor, all of them focus on environmentally friendliness. Paddling trips utilize a fleet of lime-green Confluence Watersports kayaks, and staffers often wear lime-green shirts—all of which render them easily identifiable from the riverwalk, but well camouflaged in supermarket produce sections.

Up to four guides lead groups of 15 kayaks or less and prepares them with a briefing on paddling techniques, rules of the river, and assurances of the stability of their wide recreation kayaks. The guides' watchful eyes and constant advice have instilled confidence in even the most unsure participants, When not guiding trips, staffers extend their easygoing atmosphere to their office—nestled across the river from the Centennial Fountain's Water Arc—where the storefront lies amidst the bustling city that surrounds it. Inside the shop, the owners' much-beloved pooches frolic around a hanging hammock.


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97% of 1,256 customers recommend

  • “It was a wonderful experience:) Coaches were very attentive and nice Loved it Will go back next season China town is a bonus:)”

  • “Very great time, great tour guide”

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    River Walk

    270 Chicago Riverwalk

    Chicago, IL 60601

    +13129650035

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