Cool Boats…Good Green Fun!
Since our founding fifteen years ago, Wateriders has provided fun in human powered boats all along our river and magnificent lakefront.
Now, in addition to Chicago River and Lake Michigan kayak tours and rentals, Wateriders is proud to offer rentals, demonstrations, sales and instruction in other watercraft which offer fantastic boating experiences…Good Green Fun!
Imagine a whisper quiet electric boat that is wide and stable, glides effortlessly through the water, and is a joy to ride.
Wateriders is pleased to introduce the Kayacht to Chicago: the world’s first electric kayak, now available at our Kingsbury Riverwalk location, right on the Chicago River.
The Kayacht Touring 130 VERY comfortably seats two adults with a child, and offers a terrific kayaking experience — all without paddling!
• A 90 minute self guided electric kayak picnic tour of Chicago
Your Chicago Kayacht Tour begins with instruction in steering the boat as well as safe operations.
Then, we give each pair of adult Kayachters our custom designed picture card which shows a number of key buildings and points on the Chicago River.
Our self guided Chicago River tour is fun, informative, and, we hope, funny. (Of course, one adult Kayachter will be in charge of steering, so, the other adult must read the card aloud — we cannot offer the card to single Kayachters or single adults with a child).
• Use of the Kayacht 130 on any of our guided Chicago River kayak tours
This includes our Fireworks Paddle and Classic and Ghosts & Gangsters Chicago River tours. The cost to use the Kayacht for two is a $15 per person premium over our tour prices, or $25 per person for coupon holders.
• Demos of the Kayacht 130
Wateriders is always happy to demo the Kayacht for interested Chicago Kayakers, so that you can enjoy the Kayacht experience and decide if a Kayacht is right for you.
• Want to buy a Kayacht?
Wateriders is the sole sales agent for Kayacht in the Chicagoland area. We are always available to help you understand these remarkable electric watercraft and choose your own personal Kayacht!
Call or email us to enjoy an effortless electric boat ride on the Chicago River!
Since 1997, Wateriders has offered instruction and sales of Alden Rowing Shells.
Created by battleship designer Arthur Martin, Alden has earned its place as the world’s finest manufacturer of open water rowing shells.
Sculling (sliding seat rowing) offers an all body workout that can be enjoyed by all ages. Rowing is more challenging to learn than kayaking, yet anyone with the desire can learn to row and enjoy the open water rowing experience on virtually any body of water.
Unlike racing shells, which can be quite tippy, Alden Star open water shells provide a sculling experience with much less danger of capsizing — especially for the less experienced.
The family of Alden boats offers singles and doubles and can be used for exercise, moving meditation and camping.
• Instruction in rowing using Alden Star Rowing Shells
Available at both our Kingsbury Riverwalk and Dempster Beach / Evanston locations.
• Rentals of Alden Star Rowing Shells
Available to qualified participants at both the Riverwalk and Dempster Street / Evanston locations.
• Sales of new and used Alden Rowing Shells
Wateriders sells new and used Alden shells throughout Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan.
Give us a call or email to schedule a rowing shell lesson or demonstration at your convenience.
Do you want fun, versatility, safety and simplicity in sailing? The easy-handling WindRider is the answer!
WindRider trimarans have foot pedal steering (like kayaks!), below the boom seating and a front facing cockpit. Because WindRiders are durable and low maintenance, you can spend more time in the water sailing. Trailering, launching, learning, sailing and sharing your WindRider is fun and simple.
Wateriders offer demonstrations of these fun, easy to sail boats at Dempster Beach in Evanston, and is WindRider’s exclusive sales agent for Chicagoland and environs.
Give us a call or email today to start sailing fast and having fun on the water with WindRider, the breakthrough trimaran that never disappoints.