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Our newest fireworks product. See the city canyon lit up at night as certified professionals lead you and a group of others 4 miles from our boathouse in Chinatown all the way to Navy Pier for an amazing fireworks show. After the show is over, paddle just a few hundred yards to our downtown dock to get off the water. Approximate time on the water 2hrs. Not recommended for first time kayakers or small children/infants. Ground transportation after show is not provided. Reservations Recommended.

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  • Arrival Time: Please arrive 15 min before the scheduled tour time to ensure all tours stay on schedule.
  • Approx Time: 2 hours on the water
  • Another Detail: This tour begins in Chinatown and finishes Downtown. Please arrange your own transportation.
  • More Detail: Wear cycling gloves if you have them. Your hands will thank you.

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Customer Testimonials

"Choose Urban Kayaks and have fun! As a long time Chicagoan I can attest to how unbeatable the views are of the city from this experience."

- Liam A

"We were able to take in the scenes of the city without the hectic crowds of typical tourists."

- Kieth M

"It was a great fun filled afternoon and I recommend for visitors and locals alike!"

- Claire F

"This is an experience that should not be missed.  It was an amazing way to see the city."

- Amber S

"The views are insanely beautiful and romantic. You see the buildings from a new perspective and get the history behind them. I loved hearing the stories and seeing it all. A great experience."

- Harini P

Fequently Asked Questions and our Faq Page

What should I wear?
Beach clothing is ideal. A bathing suit, sandals, hat, and sunglasses work well. Don't forget sunscreen.
Do you provide lockers/ storage to keep valuables safe and dry?
Yes. Locker rentals are available on site for a minimal fee. Free open air cubbies are also available. Additionally, Built into every kayak is a storage hatch where you are able to store some belongings. Please keep in mind this storage hatch is not 100% waterproof. Additionally, we have customer changing rooms on site for your convenience.
How much weight can the kayaks hold?
A single kayak holds one person and has a weight capacity of up to 300 lbs. A tandem kayak can hold one or two people and has a weight capacity of up to 550 lbs.
Should I bring my camera/ phone?
Well, this is a tricky one. On one hand you will get a unique "ducks eye" view of the city while paddling, however you will also get wet. Keeping your camera in a waterproof bag while paddling works well. Bring everything at your own risk.