Downtown Chicago

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.

Address

260 Chicago Riverwalk Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Info

PH: (312)965-0035
EM: office@urbankayaks.com

Hours

Closed for the 2014 season. Re-opening May 1st, 2015

Helpful Hints

When walking take the stairs down to the Riverwalk at Columbus/Wacker. When driving please note the 260 Chicago Riverwalk address above does not show up correctly when using GPS. Please use the 330 East Benton parking address below as your marker.

Parking

Discounted 4 hour parking available at the Village Market/Mariano's Self Park Garage at 330 East Benton Pl (off Upper Randolph), Chicago, IL 60601. Once parked, walk north through the park, then north on Field BLvd. We are located inside the green cargo containers straight ahead just past the City of Chicago impound lot. Make sure to pick up discount parking coupons at Urban Kayaks front desk.

Public Transportation

CTA: Exit State/Lake. Walk North on State St to Wacker. Take stairs down to riverwalk and walk east

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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 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.

Address

Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse
Entrance to park located at the corner of 19th St and Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Contact Info

PH: (312)965-2113
EM: office@urbankayaks.com

Hours

Closed for the 2014 season. Re-opening May 1st, 2015

Helpful Hints

Closest intersection is 19th St and Tan Court.

Parking

Closest parking located at the corner of Archer Ave and Wentworth Ave.

Public Transportation

CTA: Red Line Exit Chinatown/Cermak. Walk North on S. Wentworth Ave. Left Turn on 19th St. Enter park

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