Kayak Tours

Urban Kayaks has a wide range of paddling options at our two Chicago locations: the Chicago Riverwalk and the Lakefront at 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 90-minute Historic Chicago Tour through the city's lit-up skyline and concludes by watching one of Navy Pier’s amazing firework shows. Every Wednesday and Saturday night.

$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. Everyday at 7pm.

$65.00 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. Every day at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

$65.00 per person

Art on the Mart Twilight Paddle

This guided nighttime excursion on the Chicago River's main branch includes a stop at ART on theMART, the world's largest projection screen and artistic canvas. This unique product launches every Monday, Thursday and Friday at 8:30 p.m.

$50.00 per person

Riverwalk Intro Paddle

This 1hr intro 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.

$45.00 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

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!

$45.00 per person

Happy Hour Paddle

Kayak for one hour on the Chicago River, led by our experienced guides, followed by a tiki party with fellow kayakers at the Island Party Hut on the Chicago Riverwalk. Price includes one Fat Tire Beer per participant. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm.

$50.00 per person

Intro to Paddleboard

This is a great option for beginners and children to learn how to paddleboard 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.

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