Historic Chicago Tour

Historic Chicago Tour

From

$65

Location: Riverwalk
Duration: 2 hrs
Single & Tandem Kayak
Ages 18+ or Accompanied by an Adult

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

A Chicago Historic Tour Like No Other

Join Urban Kayaks for a guided excursion along the Chicago River’s main branch. Paddle through Chicago’s spectacular urban setting while learning about some of the city’s early architecture and historical events.

There is a 20-minute pre-tour session on land where our guides go over safety issues, the ‘rules of the river,’ and instructions for guests new to kayaking. Reservations for this tour are highly recommended.

Tour Highlights

Willis Tower

Once known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower remains one of the tallest buildings in the western hemisphere. River tours offer unique vantage points of the skyscraper, which gives you the chance to take some stunning pictures while on the water.

The MART

As the world’s largest commercial building and design center, the MART is a landmark you won’t want to miss. Spanning 2 city blocks and rising 25 stories, the MART includes showrooms, corporate offices, restaurants, and apartments — all under the same roof!

The Chicago Riverwalk

Not only is it home to one of Urban Kayaks’ locations, the Chicago Riverwalk is a pedestrian-friendly waterfront path that follows the south bank of the river. With beautifully landscaped gardens, public art installations, and popular amenities, the Riverwalk offers plenty of things to see while kayaking past its bustling promenade.

The Magnificent Mile

Shoppers of the world, brace yourselves! The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s internationally renowned consumer center. Stretching along North Michigan Avenue, this destination includes upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment. Glimpse the many stores and historical buildings as you glide by on your kayak.

Additional Tour Details

Arrival Time:

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in and store anything you don’t want to take on the water in one of our lockers.

This tour starts and finishes at our Riverwalk location.

Plan on getting wet! We recommend wearing swim clothes, sun shirts, or other athletic wear. Also, workout/cycling gloves are also a good idea. Your hands will thank you!

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Historic Chicago Tour

From

$65

Location: Riverwalk
Duration: 2 hrs
Single & Tandem Kayak
Ages 18+ or Accompanied by an Adult

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