Riverwalk

Our riverwalk 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 convenient access to the best sights the river has to offer.

Address

Chicago Riverwalk
435 E. Riverwalk South
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Info

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

Hours

Opening May 6, 2016

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Walking

    Walk down the stairs to the Riverwalk on the south side of the river at Columbus and Wacker. Our facility is located east on the Riverwalk a few hundred yards.

Lake Shore Drive Heading South

  • 1) Exit Navy Pier/Grand Ave. Stay In the Left Lane and Head South on Lower Lake Shore Drive. DO NOT turn right at Grand Ave.
  • 2) Shift to the Right lane (Wacker Dr) and follow signs for I290/90/94
  • 3) Take the Ramp to Upper Wacker Dr.
  • 4) Left Turn at Columbus Dr.
  • 5) Left Turn at E Randolph St
  • 6) Left Turn at Field Blvd and now entering Lakeshore East
  • 7) Right Turn at E Benton Pl.
  • 8) Left Turn at N Westshore Drive
  • 9) Right Turn at Field Blvd

Urban Kayaks is located 100yrds North on the Chicago Riverwalk just passed the City of Chicago impound lot located at 400 E. Wacker.

Lake Shore Drive Heading North

  • 1) Exit E. Monroe St.
  • 2) Right Turn at N. Michigan Ave.
  • 3) Right Turn at E. Randolph St.
  • 4) Shift to the Right Lane to stay on upper Randolph. DO NOT Take the Ramp down to lower Randolph
  • 5) Left Turn at Field Blvd and now entering Lakeshore East
  • 6) Right Turn at E. Benton Pl.
  • 7) Left Turn at N. Westshore Drive
  • 8) Right Turn at Field Blvd.

Urban Kayaks is located 100yrds North on the Chicago Riverwalk just passed the City of Chicago impound lot located at 400 E. Wacker.

I-94/ Tri-State Tollway

  • 1) Take Exit 51C Toward E Washington Blvd/100 N
  • 2) Turn Left onto W Washington Blvd
  • 3) Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto N Michigan Ave
  • 4) Turn Right onto E Randolph St
  • 4) Shift to the Right Lane to stay on upper Randolph. DO NOT Take the Ramp down to lower Randolph
  • 5) Left Turn at Field Blvd and now entering Lakeshore East
  • 6) Right Turn at E. Benton Pl.
  • 7) Left Turn at N. Westshore Drive
  • 8) Right Turn at Field Blvd.

Urban Kayaks is located 100yrds North on the Chicago Riverwalk just passed the City of Chicago impound lot located at 400 E. Wacker.

Discounted Parking Continue driving around the perimeter of Lakeshore East and parking is available at the Mariano's Village Parking Self park garage located at 303 E. Benton Place. Once parked walk north through the park a few hundred yards to the Riverwalk and dont forget to get a discounted parking voucher from Urban Kayaks front desk. Voucher offers 8 hour parking for $14

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. Paddle from our Ping Tom Memorial Park location towards the heart of the city and enjoy the incredible skyline views. After kayaking check out Chinatown and grab some dim sum.

Address

Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse
300 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60616

Contact Info

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

Hours

Opening May 27,2016

River North

Located at the south end of Goose Island our River North location offers excursions into the heart of the city. Incredible skyline views and a close up look at the new Chicago Riverwalk are all part of the experience with round trip excursions from this location.

Address

950 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Contact Info

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

Hours

Opening May 27, 2016

The Cove

Urban Kayaks is excited to be a part of the ongoing expansion of the Chicago Riverwalk. Keep in mind The Cove location is only a retail and concession store and not a Kayak tour and Rental facility. Stop in for a quick refreshment or healthy snack. Dont forget to check out our selection of Urban Kayaks apparel.

Address

71 West Riverwalk South
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Info

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

Hours

Re-Opening May 27, 2016