Lake Michigan Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Why Choose Urban Kayaks

Experience the Windy City like never before with Urban Kayaks! Our Chicago River Tour and Lake Michigan Excursion offer a unique way of exploring Chicago’s most iconic landmarks.

Explore with the Experts

Fall in love with Chicago when you view the city from a new perspective — on the water! Our seasoned kayak tour guides will lead you on excursions past Chicago’s waterfront and provide interesting stories and tidbits that only a local would know.

Select From 2 Locations

Urban Kayaks has a base on both Chicago’s Riverwalk and Lakefront. Depending on your prior kayaking experience and interest, you can explore these areas and discover the beauty of the city’s waterways in the process.

Relax After Your Tour

After paddling for an hour or 2, you’re likely to be thirsty! Unwind with your group or other guests at TacoRio, our on-shore restaurant that offers freshly made tacos and celebratory cocktails to boot.

Explore Lakefront Chicago With Lake Michigan Kayaking and SUP

Experience the beauty of lakefront Chicago when you book a kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) tour on Lake Michigan! At Urban Kayaks, you can reserve rentals and sign up for lessons. Regardless of skill level, participating in one of our Lake Michigan instructional classes is fun and unique. After all, where else would you get such a great view of the Chicago skyline?

Chicago Paddle Boarding — Introductory Course

FROM

$40

Location

Lakefront

Duration

1.5 Hours

Join one of the world’s fastest-growing recreational activities when you sign up for an introductory paddle board course at Urban Kayaks’ scene Lakefront location!

Sunset Rental

FROM

$00

Location

Lakefront

Duration

1.5 Hours

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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!