Riverwalk Kayak Rental

Kayak Rental

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 this location. All kayak renters will receive a skills assessment upon arrival. Video instruction and advice is provided as a courtesy to all renters. As an alternate to renting a kayak by yourself, we offer an Intro Paddle every 1hr for beginner kayakers.


  • $30 per hour per person (Single or Tandem)
  • Mon-Fri 9am-6pm / Sat-Sun 9am-7pm

Important Rental Information

  1. Must be 18 to rent a kayak alone.
  2. Prior kayaking experience required at this location. Be prepared for a skills test.
  3. All kayaks are offered on a first come/ first served basis.
  4. We do not accept reservations or take advanced payment for kayak rentals.
  5. Rental hours may be interrupted due to high river traffic.
  6. Valid drivers license required in order to rent a kayak.