Our riverwalk location is in the heart of the city along Chicago’s newly renovated River Walk. Unlike any other kayak launch site in the city you are instantly surrounded by world famous architecture and engineering marvels. Whether you take the tour or rent a kayak on your own this location offers the most convenient access to the best sights the river has to offer.
435 E. Riverwalk South
Chicago, IL 60601
Open Mon-Tues 9am-6pm / Wed-Sun 9am-7pm
Discounted 6hr $15 Parking Available at Millenium Park Garage located at 5 South Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60603. To receive discounted parking, park your vehicle at Millenium Park Garage and pull a parking ticket. Make sure to receive a discounted validation ticket at Urban Kayaks front desk. Upon exiting Millenium Park garage, input orginal parking ticket followed by Urban Kayaks validation ticket. Price will be adjusted. Thank you.
Operating out of one of Chicago’s brand new boathouses Urban Kayaks is the exclusive operator providing daily guided kayak excursions on the Chicago River’s south branch. Paddle from our Ping Tom Memorial Park location towards the heart of the city and enjoy the incredible skyline views. After kayaking check out Chinatown and grab some dim sum.
Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse
300 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60616
Open Mon-Fri By Reservation / Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Urban Kayaks is excited to be a part of the ongoing expansion of the Chicago Riverwalk. Keep in mind The Cove location is only a retail and concession store and not a Kayak tour and Rental facility. Friday-Sunday during peak summer months we will be offering $10/person Canoe Rides. No reservation necessary.
71 West Riverwalk South
Chicago, IL 60601
Open Wed-Mon 10am-5pm. Canoe Rides Fri-Sun 10am-5pm