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Urban Kayaks

Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-909-5458
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Just do it!

Growing up in Indiana, I've been to Chicago quite a lot... on this visit I was looking for a unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buddles1
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Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona
Not scary at all -- can't wait to do it again!!

I was a little intimidated before doing this but I have to admit, it wasn't really scary at all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indiana7611
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LaPorte, Indiana
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Kayak Tours, Rentals, and Lessons on the Chicago River. Located Downtown at Columbus and Wacker and on Monroe Harbor
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicago river” (89 reviews)
“kayak tour” (18 reviews)
“boat traffic” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chicago, IL 60601
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-909-5458
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Growing up in Indiana, I've been to Chicago quite a lot... on this visit I was looking for a unique activity... and found it! My kayaking experience is very limited, but, this was very manageable and offered a view point of the City that I've...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little intimidated before doing this but I have to admit, it wasn't really scary at all. Jim checked us in and assured me I would feel differently once we got on the water. I just turned 60 and had never kayaked before...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Chicago for 3 days from the UK and my wife rather randomly booked it. It was brilliant. We had our two children 11 and 13 in tandem kayaks with a great guide Spencer who was superb, very friendly and great as a tour guide...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth it. Don't need to be an expert. All the equipment was in good shape. Our guide was great. 2 hr paddle. Don't forget your sun screen.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the Ultimate Fireworks tour and it was a blast! Our tour guide was super friendly and kayaking through the sunset to see the fireworks was amazing! Be prepared for a workout --you will be sore afterwards! And wear waterproof pants (workout leggings work...More

Thank Kayana J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first kayaking experience ever. We did Lake Michigan and our guide was Andy. He was awesome and we had the best time!!!

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Andy runs this newly set Urban Kayaks location in Monroe Harbor and is a fabulous tour guide. We went out for a sunset paddle last night and he provided excellent instruction, company and photographer skills. If you are looking for a chance to see Chicago’s...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a mix of single and double kayaks on our 1 hour rental. Urban Kayak is very organized. There is a lot of boat traffic on the river so you need to pay attention while kayaking. We all had a blast and recommend this...More

Thank Vicky M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to discover the history, landmarks and weather of Chicago! Sometimes it’s hard to find an activity with teens that all can truly enjoy. Highly recommended! Our tour guide Mike was knowledgeable, humorous and patient too! Check it out! And no, you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Look no further for your kayaking experience when in Chicago. Conveniently located along the River Walk, Urban Kayakers thinks of everything all the while with a smile on their faces. Assessment, safety, instructional video and reinforcement. Clean bathrooms, lockers, and an overall 10/10 experience. Melissa,...More

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your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
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Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Branden D
8 April 2015|
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Response from Aaron G | Property representative |
Urban Kayaks offers a wide variety of products and services with costs ranging from $25-$100 per person depending on consumer choice. Visit our website to see all of our products and pricing.
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