Kayak Tours

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

What's the difference
  • Riverwalk

    Our signature location located on the stunning newly renovated Chicago riverwalk, this location offers guided paddles and rentals for experienced paddlers.

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  • Chinatown

    Operating out of one of Chicago’s brand new boathouses Urban Kayaks is the exclusive operator providing daily guided kayak excursions on the Chicago River’s south branch.

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  • Streeterville

    Hone your skills in the calm waters of Ogden Slip before paddling onto the main stem of the Chicago River. This location offers guided paddles only. Location opening August 19th, 2016

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Intro Paddle at Streeterville

Hone your skills in the calm waters of Ogden Slip before venturing out onto the main stem of the Chicago River. This product is perfect for families and beginners.

$45.00 per person

Historic Chicago Tour

Our most popular tour. This 1.5 hr guided excursion of the Chicago River’s main branch discusses our cities amazing history and classic architecture.

$65.00 per person

Ultimate Fireworks Outing

Our most exclusive experience. Come see Chicago’s incredible skyline as we take you on our full guided Historic Chicago tour ending with one of Navy Pier’s amazing firework shows.

$80.00 per person

Intro Paddle

This 1 hour lesson is a great option for beginner paddlers. This product is perfect for families and first timers paddling the Chicago River

$45.00 per person

Sunset Tour

This 1.5 hr tour with take you through the heart of Chicago during its beautiful sunset. Come relax on the Chicago River’s main branch and soak in the view as the sun sets over our bustling metropolis.

$70.00 per person

Paddle & Pints

A brand new tour on the Chicago River. Experience our full 1.5 hour Historic Chicago Tour out of our Riverwalk location. After the tour is finished, walk a few hundred feet to a nearby pub and enjoy two drinks and some food.

$80.00 per person

Chinatown Guided Paddle

Come see the Chicago River’s south branch like you never have before by joining us on a round trip guided paddle departing from our beautifully designed boathouse in Chinatown. Reservations are suggested.

$35.00 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