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Kayak Chicago - Chicago River
Intersection of Le Moyne and Magnolia 1220 W. LeMoyne ave. Chicago, IL 60622
(630) 336-7245
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They sell water in the rental shack, but always take water and a snack. Guides stop at points of interest on the river so easy to take a snack/drink break so you don't get dehydrated.
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Not sure what parking situation is like. I don't EVER take a vehicle downtown. Since they provide all the gear, take the CTA bus to North Ave and Throop stop and walk down a block and over to entrance.
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Pepper-J Red Velvet
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attended Jul 09 2014

Average experience overall. Our tour guide, Dave was very professional and informative. This is an excellent tour to learn how to kayak properly, as well.

The meeting place is quite rag tag and the process of wrangling everyone for the tour was...continued

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2 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

Great passionate, friendly, knowledgable guides that offer a mini-training session before launching. I'm an experienced kayaker (10+ years) but I took this tour because there's so much large boat traffic on the Chicago River. The facilities...continued

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attended Sep 01 2013

Exciting. Interesting. Safe.

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Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00am-1:00pm
July 4, 2014: 3:00pm-6:00pm
On Saturdays there is a 3:00pm-6:00pm tour in addition to the 10:00am tour.

Come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle. Also be prepared for sun exposure. Dress for the weather. Sunglasses, sunblock and a hat are recommended. You can bring cameras, but they may get wet, so bring a waterproof bag.

Fluids and snacks are permitted on the kayaks, and are recommended to avoid the chance of heat exhaustion. Most Kayak Chicago locations sell water and power bars.

About the Ticket Supplier: Kayak Chicago, Inc.

Kayak Chicago is Chicago's premier full service outfitter, offering the highest quality instruction and trips, with our fully certified instuctors and guides. We pride ourselves in giving you the best customer service, instruction and on-water experience. We love kayaking and want to share the fun and knowledge with you. Let us teach you the skills and techniques so you can get out on the water and explore life.