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Address: 1220 W LeMoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
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+1 630-336-7245
10:00 - 19:00
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What a great way to see downtown and learn about its history

Great activity if you want to see downtown Chicago and its iconic buildings safely from the water. It was even better because it's later in the season and we were the only group... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Solana Beach, California
via mobile

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Solana Beach, California
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great activity if you want to see downtown Chicago and its iconic buildings safely from the water. It was even better because it's later in the season and we were the only group of 2 with our really informative tour guide Dave- a native Los Angelino no less. We had kayaked before so no real lesson necessary but Dave is... More 

Thank SolanaBeach2014
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I bought the kayak tour on groupon for our wedding anniversary. It was a great experience and lots of fun! It was quite cloudy and windy the day we went out but it made for a great time. It was so much fun to see the skyline from the water and bouncing up and down in the waves. Our tour... More 

Thank Safaa S
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

So worth doing whilst in Chicago! We hired two single kayaks for an hour which was more than enough time for us to paddle up and down the river. Amazing experience to be paddling along the river amongst skyscrapers and the city. The river is quite busy with boats etc so probably best if you are comfortable with that. Two... More 

Thank Alice L
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing tour with our guide Brian. Very informative and fun! Beautiful day, great way to see the sights from a different perspective. Highly recommend!!!

Thank EricaBeedle
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been to Chicago more times than I can count, but taking this tour I saw a completely different view of Chicago with the Architectural Tour. Saw great views plus learned a lot along the way! This tour was great, our guide was great, the group was about 30 kayaks, they had enough staff to make sure everyone stayed... More 

Thank Chris B
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

As soon as we approached the check-in area we were warmly greeted, directed to sign waivers, shown the lockers, and offered water and snacks while we waited for our entire group to arrive. When our group (everyone who signed up for the 3 pm tour) was all checked-in we were given a presentation while sitting in the kayaks on dry... More 

Thank Linda K
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2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I enjoyed this experience so much. I bought the tickets as a gift for my son's 23 birthday. I was so eager myself for the experience. I was not disappointed.The guides Matt and Mike were great. I did tandem with my son who did most of the rowing while I took pictures. Tons of awesome pictures. I loved that this... More 

Thank Bongi S
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
237 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I went here with a friend to do SUP at Montrose. She had never tried it before, and I had only gone once. It was a windy day and the water was very wavy. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the equipment was good quality. Even though the waves were rough we still had a great time! I... More 

Thank Liz G
Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

They guys at Kayak Chicago are great - I really enjoyed the enthusiasm team social factor they embodied. The equipment was first rate and they were very well organised especially as the weather was turning bad and they cut the trip short. They were safety focused and very knowledgeable about the architecture for this tour.

Thank Michael G
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

From the moment you enter Kayak Chicago 's yard you are made to feel welcomed. Dave greeted us warmly, had a great sense of humor, I knew we were in for some fun. The whole crew was great. We took the 3 hour architectural tour, which started off with a safety lesson, and how to use your kayak. Once done... More 

Thank Heidi R

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