Kayak Tours

Urban Kayaks has a wide range of paddling options at our two, unique Chicago locations. No matter your experience, age or fitness level, we have the Urban Kayaking experience that is right for you.

What's the difference
  • Riverwalk

    Our signature location located on the stunning newly renovated Chicago riverwalk, this location offers guided paddles and rentals for experienced paddlers.

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  • Chinatown

    Operating out of one of Chicago’s brand new boathouses Urban Kayaks is the exclusive operator providing daily guided kayak excursions on the Chicago River’s south branch.

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  • River North

    Incredible excursions into the city canyon from the north branch of the Chicago River. This location offers guided paddles only.

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  • The Cove

    The Cove location is only a retail and concession store and not a Kayak tour and Rental facility. Canoe rides are offered on the weekends.

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Intro Paddle

This 1 hour guided paddle is ideal for first time kayakers to the Chicago River. Smaller groups provide a more personalized experience. This is a recommended product for all beginners.

$45.00 per person

Historic Chicago Tour

Our most popular tour. This 1.5 hr guided excursion of the Chicago River’s main branch discusses our cities amazing history and classic architecture.

$65.00 per person

Sunset Tour

This 1.5 hr tour with take you through the heart of Chicago during its beautiful sunset. Come relax on the Chicago River’s main branch and soak in the view.

$70.00 per person

Ultimate Fireworks Outing

Our most exclusive experience. Come see Chicago’s incredible skyline as we take you on our full guided Historic Chicago tour ending with one of Navy Pier’s amazing firework shows. This is a tour that cannot be missed.

$80.00 per person

Paddle & Pints

A brand new tour on the Chicago River. Experience our full 1.5 hour Historic Chicago Tour out of our Riverwalk location. After the tour is finished, walk a few hundred feet to a nearby pub and enjoy two drinks and some food.

$80.00 per person

4th of July Fireworks Show

There's no better place to be than Chicago during the 4th of July. Enjoy our full Historic Chicago tour and finish with a front row seat to the most spectacular fireworks show of the season. Join us for an amazing experience!

$100.00 per person

Chinatown Guided Paddle

Come see the Chicago River’s south branch like you never have before by joining us on a round trip guided paddle departing from our beautifully designed boathouse in Chinatown. Reservations are suggested.

$35.00 per person

Gift Card

Want to give a family member or friend a kayaking rental or tour? Purchase them an Urban Kayaks gift card today. They can use this to book their own tour or rental anytime they choose.

from $25