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Kayak Chicago - Chicago River
Intersection of Le Moyne and Magnolia 1220 W. LeMoyne ave. Chicago, IL 60622
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35 events
26 reviews
2 stars
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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35 events
26 reviews
2 stars
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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16 stars
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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26 reviews
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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15 reviews
65 stars
attended Jun 27 2015

I'll start by saying that our guide was very nice and personable and helpful. But I found the tour more stressful than enjoyable. I think I just found kayaking stressful because I spent more energy trying to steer and avoid traffic and stay with...continued

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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.