Riverwalk

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.

Address

Chicago Riverwalk
435 E. Riverwalk South
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Info

PH: (312)965-0035
EM: office@urbankayaks.com

Hours

Open Mon-Tues 9am-6pm / Wed-Sun 9am-7pm

Book Riverwalk Tour Get Directions / Parking

Walking

    Walk down the stairs to the Riverwalk on the south side of the river at Columbus and Wacker. Our facility is located east on the Riverwalk a few hundred yards.

Lake Shore Drive Heading South

  • 1) Exit Navy Pier/Grand Ave. Stay In the Left Lane and Head South on Lower Lake Shore Drive. DO NOT turn right at Grand Ave.
  • 2) Shift to the Right lane (Wacker Dr) and follow signs for I290/90/94
  • 3) Take the Ramp to Upper Wacker Dr.
  • 4) Take stairs down to the Riverwalk at the corner of Columbus and E. Wacker Dr.
  • 5) Our facility is located east on the Riverwalk a few hundred yards.
  • - See below for parking options

Lake Shore Drive Heading North

  • 1) Exit E. Monroe St.
  • 2) Right Turn at N. Michigan Ave.
  • 3) Right Turn at E. Wacker Dr.
  • 4) Take stairs down to the Riverwalk at the corner of Columbus and E. Wacker Dr.
  • 5) Our facility is located east on the Riverwalk a few hundred yards.
  • - See below for parking options

I-94/ Tri-State Tollway

  • 1) Take Exit 51C Toward E Washington Blvd/100 N
  • 2) Turn Left onto W Washington Blvd
  • 3) Turn Left onto N Michigan Ave
  • 3) Right Turn at E. Wacker Dr.
  • 4) Take stairs down to the Riverwalk at the corner of Columbus and E. Wacker Dr.
  • 5) Our facility is located east on the Riverwalk a few hundred yards.
  • - See below for parking options

Parking

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. Directions from Millenium Parking Garage Exit garage at upper Randolph. Walk North on Columbus to Wacker Dr. Stairs down to the Riverwalk located at Columbus and Wacker Dr. Please call us at 312.965.0035 for assistance. Thank you.

Chinatown

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.

Address

Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse
300 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60616

Contact Info

PH: (312)965-2113
EM: office@urbankayaks.com

Hours

Open Mon-Fri By Reservation / Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Streeterville

We are proud to announce our newest location Urban Kayaks Streeterville. Operating out of Ogden Slip, this location is ideal for beginner paddlers and private events. We are located accross the street from the Riverwalk location and 1 block west of Navy Pier. This location offers guided paddles only.

Address

465 N McClurg Ct
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Info

PH: (312)965-0035
EM: office@urbankayaks.com

Hours

Opening Friday Aug 19th! / Friday-Sun 10-6

The Cove

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.

Address

71 West Riverwalk South
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Info

PH: (312)965-0035
EM: office@urbankayaks.com

Hours

Open Wed-Mon 10am-5pm. Fri-Sun 10am-9pm