Venue Details

Kayak Chicago - Chicago River
Intersection of Le Moyne and Magnolia 1220 W. LeMoyne ave. Chicago, IL 60622
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 44 members
Review from Pepper-J
Red Velvet 38 events 28 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 09 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from WrigleyFielder
37 events 26 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 10 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from KellyKenna
41 events 16 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 27 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from ksagrani
13 events 4 reviews

Enjoyed it thoroughly...David was a fun guide. Be prepared to get a little wet from the paddling , use sunscreen, take sunglasses, arrive early for paperwork, pay attention and enjoy. Taking pics was not easy but on the way back got a few nice...continued

reviewed Sep 16 2015 report as inappropriate
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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.

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