Chicago Kayak Rentals at the Riverwalk

Chicago Kayak Rentals at the Riverwalk

From

$35

Advance reservations recommended.
Reservations are available daily. Check our Locations page for hours.
Prior kayaking experience required.
The last rental time is 1 hour before sunset. All unguided kayak rentals must be off the water before sunset.
There is a 1-hour minimum rental fee of $35 per hour per person. There is an additional $7.50 per-person charge every 15 minutes after the first hour.

All kayak tours and rentals are subject to weather and the discretion of Urban Kayaks’ staff based on safety considerations.

What To Expect At The Riverwalk

Urban Kayaks’ Riverwalk location is a great option for more experienced paddlers wanting to ‘go it’ alone. 

  • All renters, regardless of experience level, will be required to attend training and watch a safety video upon arrival.
  • Beginner kayakers must partner with a more experienced participant or can sign up for a kayaking lesson. Beginner kayakers are NOT allowed to paddle on their own without a guide.

Rental Information

CHICAGO RIVER KAYAK RENTAL PRICING
  • $35/hour per person (one per single or two per tandem)
  • One hour minimum
  • Prorated after the first hour ($7.50 per 15 minutes per person)
  • Single Kayaks: Recreational Sit-in
  • Tandem Kayak: Recreational Sit-in

All renters must be 18 or older to rent a kayak on their own. A valid driver’s license or alternative ID is required for kayak rentals.

Prior kayaking experience is rrequired. Kayaking beginners are strongly encouraged to paddle a tandem kayak along with a more experienced partner.

Reservations and advance payments required.

Rental hours may be interrupted due to high traffic or inclement weather.

If participants fail a mandatory skills assessment, they will need to partner with a more experienced participant on a tandem kayak or sign up for a lesson. They can also receive a refund.

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Chicago Kayak Rentals at the Riverwalk

From

$35

Advance reservations recommended.
Reservations are available daily. Check our Locations page for hours.
Prior kayaking experience required.
The last rental time is 1 hour before sunset. All unguided kayak rentals must be off the water before sunset.
There is a 1-hour minimum rental fee of $35 per hour per person. There is an additional $7.50 per-person charge every 15 minutes after the first hour.

All kayak tours and rentals are subject to weather and the discretion of Urban Kayaks’ staff based on safety considerations.