Kayak Tours

Urban Kayaks has a wide range of paddling options at our two Chicago locations: the Chicago Riverwalk and Monroe Harbor. No matter your experience, age or fitness level, we have the Urban Kayaking experience that is right for you.

Chicago Riverwalk

Paddle the Chicago River through the heart of the city.

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Monroe Harbor

Paddle the lakefront to Museum Campus and back.

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Ultimate Fireworks Outing

Our most exclusive experience takes paddlers on a beautiful 90-minute Historic Chicago Tour through the city's lit-up skyline and concludes by relaxing and watching one of Navy Pier’s amazing firework shows.

$70.00 per person

Historic Chicago Tour

Our most popular product, this 90-minute guided excursion on the Chicago River’s Main Branch takes kayakers through a spectacular modern urban setting while imagining the city's early historical locations.

$65.00 per person

Sunset Tour

Amidst a soft golden twilight cast upon some of Chicago's prettiest renown architecture, this a 90-minute guided tour takes paddlers to some of Chicago's earliest historical spots while the sun sets on our bustling city.

$65.00 per person

Riverwalk Intro Paddle

This one-hour introductory lesson is a great option for beginner paddlers. Our guides go out on the water with you, and groups are kept small, perfect for families getting their first taste of kayaking on the Chicago River.

$45.00 per person

Fireworks Paddle

Paddle through a downtown skyline all lit up at night, as our expert staff leads a one-hour paddle down the Chicago River's Main Branch. We conclude with a relaxing gaze upon the biweekly fireworks display over Lake Michigan.

$50.00 per person

Air Show Paddle

Get away from the crowded beaches on this three mile paddle to watch the Chicago Air and Water Show from the tranquility of Monroe Harbor. Our guided paddle offers a unique view of the amazing aircraft in one of the best aerial displays in the country.

$60.00 per person

Sunset Paddle

How about finishing up your day on Lake Michigan under the setting sun? Our 90-minute guided paddle will include instruction and take paddlers along the lakefront with a backdrop of the sun setting behind the famous Chicago skyline. Bring your camera!

$50.00 per person

Paddle Board Yoga

Paddle board yoga is here! Flow through the vinyasa with this hour-long paddle board yoga class on weekday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and weekends at 2 p.m. Classes begin on Tuesday, July 17, and no experience is necessary.

$35.00 per person

Skyline Paddle

This new 90-minute guided paddle along Chicago's lakefront shoreline will offer kayakers some spectacular views of Grant Park and the city's famous skyline to the west, Navy Pier to the north and the museum campus to the south.

$45.00 per person

Fireworks Paddle at Monroe Harbor

Paddle for an hour along Chicago's gorgeous lakeshore and then relax and watch Navy Pier's Saturday night fireworks show under the stars and on the serene waters of Monroe Harbor. You can't plan a better evening!

$50.00 per person

Puppy Paddle

Every dog has its day! Take your dog kayaking on our Puppy Paddle every Saturday at noon. Guests and their pups can go out on a kayak or paddleboard for a one-hour guided paddle on Lake Michigan. For every ticket sold, Urban Kayaks will donate $15 to Chicago Canine Rescue.

$45.00 per person

Intro to Paddle Board

Debuting this summer at our new Monroe Harbor dock, this is a great option for beginners and children to learn how to paddle board in a one-hour instruction class. Price includes an additional hour rental after the class.

$45.00 per person

Gift Card

Want to give a family member or friend a kayaking rental or tour? Purchase them an Urban Kayaks gift card today. They can use this to book their own tour or rental anytime they choose.

from $25

2018 Season Pass

At $199 this is a deal that can't be missed. Become a member and kayak or paddle board every day all summer long. Valid for 1 boat (Single /Tandem /Paddle Board). Also includes a 25% discount on all guests.

$199.00 per person