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Kayaking tourists gaze upon Chicago's scenery from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

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Promotional value expires Sep 10, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to weather conditions. Classes are non-transferable. Not valid with any other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Kayaking is the preferred method of transportation at summer camp, narrowly beating out getting picked up early by your parents. Steer your own ship with this Groupon.

Kayaking is the preferred method of transportation at summer camp, narrowly beating out getting picked up early by your parents. Steer your own ship with this Groupon.

Choose from Six Options

  • $23 for a guided single-kayak Chinatown tour ($45 value)
  • $33 for a weekday single-kayak Historic Chicago tour ($65 value)
  • $45 for a weekday tandem-kayak introductory tour ($90 value)
  • $45 for a guided tandem-kayak Chinatown tour ($90 value)
  • $65 for a weekday tandem-kayak Historic Chicago tour ($130 value)
  • $70 for tandem-kayak Chinatown Fireworks tour ($140 value)

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 1,221 customers recommend

  • “very friendly and pleasant”

  • “Super fun way to see the city! And a great workout ;p”

  • “It was amazing! Bring gear you're okay getting wet in and possibly back up clothing.”

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    River Walk

    270 Chicago Riverwalk

    Chicago, IL 60601

    +13129650035

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    Chinatown

    300 W 19th St.

    Chicago, IL 60616

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98% of the people were positive about the Tour Guide, most described it as Great.
Many people described the River as Easy. Others thought:
+ 90%

  • Easy
  • Nice
  • Calm
  • Cool
  • Enjoyable
- 10%

  • Dirty
Many people described the Tour as Great. Others thought:
+ 97%

  • Great
  • Historic
  • Enjoyable
  • Amazing
  • Awesome
- 3%

  • Boring
Many people described the Boat as Large. Others thought:
+ 90%

  • Large
  • Giant
  • Great
- 10%

  • Lazy
98% of the people were positive about the Guide, most described it as Great.
86% of the people were positive about the Instructor, most described it as Great.
93% of the people were positive about the Equipment, most described it as Great.
83% of the people were positive about the Adventure, most described it as Amazing.
93% of the people were positive about the Workout, most described it as Great.
Many people described the Employees as Awesome. Others thought:
+ 83%

  • Awesome
  • Enthusiastic
  • Friendly
  • Helpful
  • Nice
- 17%

  • Disorganized
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