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  312-953-9287 (WATR)   East Bank Club Riverwalk 500 N Kingsbury St.  RIVERWALK Chicago, IL 60654    

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Chicago Sun Times "This team of affable urban cowboys, will guide you, under iron bridges and down the Chicago River alongside some of Chicago’s most impressive architecture…to learn about Chicago history, structural design and the dark mysterious stories that make our city so interesting. Slicing through the water makes you feel like you’ve really accomplished something. Kayaking is a bit of a workout, the duck-view of the city is incredible and the insider’s information is brilliant: no run of the mill tour spiel here. All in all, this water-lovers jaunt is a perfect date." Read the Article

Kayak In Chicago!
It's Good Green Fun

Wateriders offers unique Chicago kayak tours as well as premium kayak rentals. Since 1997 we have led thousands of adventurous people from all over the globe on recreational kayak tours in Chicago that reveal the history and magnificent architecture of our great city.

Wateriders gives you a unique opportunity to experience Chicago from the peaceful platform of a flat water recreational sea kayak. Paddling through the steel and concrete canyons in the heart of downtown Chicago offers a ‘duck’s eye view’ of our city — an awe-inspiring vantage point unequaled by any other tour.

Healthy and invigorating, kayaking offers you the freedom to move at your own pace and rhythm and gives you the chance to get up close to heron, ducks, turtles and the many species of fish that inhabit the Chicago River and our spectacular lakefront.

Wateriders leads a variety of kayak tours including The Classic Chicago Kayak Tour, Shady Chicago Ghosts and Gangsters Tour, KayOuts, Fireworks Paddle with its breathtaking views of the city skyline at night.

All of our tours are led by experienced and knowledgeable professional kayak guides.  For fifteen years, we have offered our clients a safe, fun adventure on the Chicago River, with our guides consistently exceeding expectations in both teaching the fundamentals of kayaking and making sure all participants have a safe but memorable experience.

Because we place your safety first, alcohol is not allowed when kayaking, but there are several excellent bars and restaurants at 950 North Kingsbury offering refreshing beverages and delicious food for when you are off the water!

Want to rent a kayak? For those who prefer to paddle independently, we make renting kayaks in Chicago easy! We offer premium affordable kayak rentals from our office at 950 North Kingsbury, conveniently located right on the Chicago River in the heart of downtown.

We invite you to enter our website and learn more about kayaking in Chicago. Better yet, come out today and experience our unique Chicago River and lakefront kayak tours!

If you would like to speak to one of our experienced Chicago kayaking experts please call 312-953-9287 or