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About Our 2024 Early Season Pass

2024 Early Season Pass:

What’s Included:

  • Unlimited FREE rentals (single kayak, tandem kayak, and paddleboard)
  • Each pass includes 1 boat at each Urban Kayaks location
  • 50% off tours
  • 20% off guest prices (2 max per booking)

Access to all locations:

  • Chicago Riverwalk: Approx. 5/3/24-10/15/24
  • Lakefront at Monroe Harbor: Approx. 5/25/24-9/8/24

Passes are non-transferable and can only be used during hours of operation. All season pass holders must agree to the membership’s Terms & Rules.

Membership Rules

  1. Member Card:
    • The designated membership card holder on file must be present at check-in and provide their card upon arrival. One card is issued per membership pass. Passes are non-transferable.
  2. Hours:
    • Members are only permitted to kayak during rental hours. They are not permitted to paddle unaccompanied at night.
  3. Reservations:
    • Reservations are required for all members and their guests.
  4. Member Training:
    • Upon each member’s first visit at both Urban Kayaks’ Riverwalk and Lakefront locations, they are required to complete our safety and paddle training.
  5. Guests:
    • The card-holding member must be present with all guests. Guests must sign a waiver, watch the safety video, and receive paddle training before entering the water. Beginner guests who insist on riding in a single kayak are encouraged to paddle at Monroe Harbor for their first session. At our Riverwalk location, all beginners will be asked to paddle a tandem kayak with the card-holding member.
  6. Time:
    • Members are asked to keep the duration of their paddle to 2 hours max on weekends and holidays and 4 hours on weekdays.
  7. Equipment:
    • Members must demonstrate proficiency in paddling in order to use advanced equipment. Tsunami kayaks are subject to availability on weekends and holidays.
  8. Float Plan:
    • Members are required to provide Urban Kayaks’ staff with a float plan (see form at the bottom of this page) if paddle time exceeds 3 hours.
  9. Advanced:
    • Members paddling outside of Monroe Harbor’s walls are required to demonstrate a self-rescue and provide a float plan to our staff. Additionally, these members must get permission from the manager on duty before attempting to leave the harbor.

Membership Rules

Peak Season Pricing: $399 per person

Buy your 2024 membership pass now!

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