Our downtown location is in the heart of the city along Chicago’s newly renovated River Walk. Unlike any other kayak launch site in the city you are instantly surrounded by world famous architecture and engineering marvels. Whether you take the tour or rent a kayak on your own this location offers the most unique view of the city.
260 Chicago Riverwalk Chicago, IL 60601
Mon-Thurs: Reservation Only / Fri-Sun 10am-5pm
At Columbus/Wacker take stairs down to the Riverwalk.
Discounted 4 hour parking available at the Village Market Self Park Garage at 330 East Benton Pl. Chicago, IL 60601. Make sure to pick up discount coupons after kayaking at Urban Kayaks front desk.
CTA: Exit State/Lake. Walk North on State St to Wacker. Take stairs down to riverwalk and walk east
Operating out of one of Chicago’s brand new boathouses Urban Kayaks is the exclusive operator providing daily guided kayak excursions and rentals on the Chicago River’s south branch. Paddle from our Chinatown location to our River Walk location or vice versa and leave the boat when you are done. After kayaking, grab some dim sum.
Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse
Entrance to park located at the corner of 19th St and Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
Closed for 2014
Closest intersection is 19th St and Tan Court.
Closest parking located at the corner of Archer Ave and Wentworth Ave.
CTA: Red Line Exit Chinatown/Cermak. Walk North on S. Wentworth Ave. Left Turn on 19th St. Enter park