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.

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  • Riverwalk

    Located in the heart of downtown Chicago on the newly renovated Chicago riverwalk, our signature location offers guided kayak tours and lessons for all skill levels and kayak rentals for experienced paddlers. Our Riverwalk location is open 7 days a week 9am-7pm.

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  • Monroe Harbor

    Hone your skills in the protected waters of Monroe Harbor just a 5 minute walk from our Riverwalk location. This premium lakefront location offers full kayak and stand up paddle board tours, rentals, lessons, and yoga classes.

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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

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

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