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Downtown Chicago Kayak Tour
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Architectural Kayak Tour

Chicago, IL

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Item #: WAT-CHI-0003

Explore the unique and intriguing past of Chicago's historic buildings from the seat of a kayak as you paddle the famous Chicago River! 

  • Paddle the river with an outfitter with 20 years of experience
  • See historic buildings designed by some of architecture's most famous names including Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and others
  • Explore the city from a completely different perspective on this 3-hour paddle
  • All skill levels are welcome as no prior experience is necessary! 

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About this Experience

  • Explore the unique and intriguing past of Chicago's historic buildings from the seat of a kayak as you paddle the famous Chicago River! 

    • Paddle the river with an outfitter with 20 years of experience
    • See historic buildings designed by some of architecture's most famous names including Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and others
    • Explore the city from a completely different perspective on this 3-hour paddle
    • All skill levels are welcome as no prior experience is necessary! 

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  • There is nothing more unique and educational than a kayak tour down the Chicago River learning about Chicago's historic buildings.

    Once you are geared up, the tour will begin with an orientation for paddle stroke technique and the rules of the river.

    You will then paddle your own kayak down the architectural canyons of the Chicago river while learning river history, viewing interesting architecture and stopping over historical spots along the way. You will take in beautiful, historic buildings designed by famous architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and others.

    Come prepared for a fun and enlightening day on the water! 

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  • Essential Information

    • Basic athleticism and kayak skills are recommended
    • All equipment is provided
    • You will choose a single or double kayak upon arrival
    • Kids must be at least 12 years old to paddle on their own, otherwise any age can paddle in a tandem with an adult. All children under the age of 18 must have their parents sign the waiver for them.

    Duration

    3-hour paddle

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    Maximum Participants

    You will be part of a group where the typical size varies between 10 to 50 people.

    Spectators

    Only booked participants are allowed on this tour.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

    What To Wear

    You will be on the water, so come prepared to possibly get a little wet. Dress casual, jeans are not recommended. Bring a towel, and a change of dry clothes.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 7 days in advance.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 10 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 10 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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    1. What should I bring?

      You can bring fluids and snacks if you wish, also a camera is great to bring while you're out on the water.

    2. What if I don't want to bring my keys or other valuables with me while kayaking?
      There is free storage at each of the locations, in case you want to leave something behind, or don't want to get it wet.
    3. Is alcohol allowed on the tour?
      For your own safety, there is no alcohol allowed in the kayaks. 

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May - October:
Wednesday through Sunday - 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM

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