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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

Chicago Tours Best Choice

Wateriders Chicago Kayak Tours have drawn the attention of major media not only in Chicago, but nationally. We offer this selection of the gracious articles and videos that NYTimes.com, CBS, Rachel Ray Show, Outside Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine and American Airlines Magazine have done about our kayaking excursions on the Chicago River as well as our most important reviews: testimonials from our happy kayak tour customers!

Chicago Sun Times, September 2013

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.

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Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine

"Wateriders' two-hour Classic Chicago tour launches from the Montgomery Ward complex-now home to Groupon-and winds along the river through the heart of the city. As you glide by, you'll get an earful of gangster lore, ghost tales, and incredible feats of engineering. For example, did you know that the Windy City has more moveable bridges than any other metropolis in the world? Curious minds will rejoice along the watery way."

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EAST BANK CLUB KAYAKING

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"Who wants to be stuck in a fitness studio when blue skies and the summer sun are calling? Get outdoors and take to the water with East Bank Club’s See-the-City Kayak Workout. Veteran kayakers and rookie rowers alike can navigate the Chicago River in the company of a guide, who will provide tips to perfect their technique."

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On the Water with Intercontinental Chicago

THE EARLY SHOW, CBS

"If adventure whets your appetite, try urban kayaking. You'll see Chicago's famous skyline from a whole new vantage point... Tales of ghosts, gangsters and architectural history make this tour unique" Read the story


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Outside Magazine's Urban Adventure Guide to Chicago

"...gliding through downtown along the Main Stem, snagging stellar views of Chicago's architectural masterpieces is a Chicago experience that ranks right up there with late-night cheddar fries at Wiener Circle."

 

Delta's Sky Magazine

"...Wateriders offers the opportunity to experience the City of Big Shoulders while developing some of your own."

 

American Airlines' American Way Magazine

"...adventurous sorts can kayak down the Chicago River to get a duck's-eye view of the Windy City and its splendid high rises."