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Advance reservations for kayak rentals are encouraged and must be made online. Walk-ups may be available and are based on availability.  

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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, kayaking on the Chicago river is the place to be. Beginners will be asked to partner with a more experienced friend or join a guided paddle. Single and tandem kayaks offered at this location.

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Paddle on the lakefront at our newest location in Monroe Harbor. Monroe Harbor offers calmer paddling conditions and is perfect for beginners and families. Single kayaks, tandem kayaks (2 person), and paddle boards offered at this location.