The Chicago River is an amazing place to paddle. It also serves as a major artery for the city’s residents and tourism based businesses. If you are an experienced paddler looking to go it alone, this is the place to be. Experience is required in order to rent from the Riverwalk location. Only guided paddles are offered from the Streeterville and Chinatown locations.
Due to a number of concerns related to ongoing construction on the Chicago River, Urban Kayaks will only be offering individual kayak rentals at our Riverwalk location for the 2016 operating season. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to providing these services at additional locations in the future.