Chicago Kayak Rentals

Advance reservations for kayak rentals are encouraged and must be made online. Walk-up rentals are possible, but are subject to availability.


Chicago Kayak Rentals at the Riverwalk






1 Hour

Our Riverwalk location is a great option for experienced paddlers looking to go it alone.

Lakefront Paddle Boarding & Lakefront Kayak Rentals






1 Hour

Urban Kayaks’ Chicago Lakefront location at Monroe Harbor offers relatively calm conditions and is a great option for beginners.

Paddle The City: Kayaking Chicago

Explore the cityscape and waterways of Chicago when you book a kayak tour or rental with Urban Kayaks. You haven’t seen the Windy City until you’ve seen it from the water!

Learn From The Locals

Born from the passion of 2 brothers and a lifelong friend, Urban Kayaks is an ode to Chicago’s unique culture, history, and population. See the city through the eyes of a local as you kayak with guides proud of their Chicagoland heritage.

See History Up-Close-And-Personal

Get a visual of Chicago’s many iconic landmarks and engineering accomplishments. Each Urban Kayaks tour focuses on the history and lore of the city. Nothing beats learning while getting a little on-the-water exercise, right?

Celebrate With Dinner and A Drink

At Urban Kayaks, we craft experiences that go beyond mere kayaking excursions. Socialize, bond, and enjoy a post-kayak cocktail or 2 when you unwind at Urban Kayaks’ very own TacoRio.

Explore the Chicago River with Urban Kayaks

Open seven days a week at the newly renovated Riverwalk, Urban Kayaks offers kayaking lessons for all skill levels. We also offer a broad selection of kayak rentals and guided tours of the Chicago River. Contact us today to learn more!