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4th of July Fireworks Paddle

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Single Kayak Ages 18+ or accompanied by an adult
Tandem Kayak Ages 18+ or accompanied by an adult | For 2 People

4th of July Fireworks Paddle

Join us in celebrating America’s birthday this coming Independence Day Weekend on Saturday July 2nd and Monday July 4th to watch Navy Pier’s Fireworks display on the water! This guided kayak excursion starts with an hour-long paddle on the Main Branch of the Chicago River as the skyscrapers are illuminated at night. Our professional guides will then lead the group just east of Lake Shore Drive Bridge, the gateway to Lake Michigan, where you will witness an amazing fireworks show. Afterward, paddle just a few hundred yards back to our Riverwalk dock to get off the water. Experience is not necessary, but reservations are required. Lights will be included on all boats. There is a 15-minute safety/training orientation before the tour begins.

More details:

  • Arrival time: Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time to check-in and store anything you don’t want to take on the water in one of our lockers
  • Launch site: This tour starts and finishes at our Riverwalk location.
  • How to dress: Assume you will get wet, and dress accordingly. Also, wear workout/cycling gloves if you have them. Your hands will thank you.