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About Urban Kayaks
Enjoy kayaking on the Chicago River with a kayak rental at our two locations: Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront at Monroe Harbor. Advance online reservations for all kayak rentals are required. Book online!
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Chan R wrote a review Jul 2022
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I was completely blown away by the staff. They really bent over backwards to help me. My kayak capsized after being in the water for only 10 minutes. I ended up in the Chicago River. My guide took my phone to keep it safe while I treaded water. Matt helped me get on the jet ski so that I could get back to the dock. Sasha put on his superman cape and rescued me. He stayed with me for the rest of my tour. He made me feel better about the situation. Natalie was also very helpful. The entire staff helped me to keep calm and carry on so that I could enjoy my trip. This tour is obligatory for anyone visiting Chicago. I've travelled in 75 countries and all seven continents and very little impresses me about Chicago. I'm from Northbrook originally. Urban kayak is my favorite thing to do in the city. The trip was fantastic. I had the time of my life. Put it on your bucket list.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Kimberly C wrote a review Jul 2022
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
I had a friend visiting from out of town and we had an absolute blast on the water as we learned about the city and got some exercise. Our guide, Drew, went above and beyond for the experience taking photos for us and engaging in conversation in between tour stops. I live very close to the river and will absolutely be back when I have other visitors in town!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Righteous O wrote a review Jul 2022
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So fun! Laura was very helpful and gave a good tour. My 11 year old son also loved the experience (he was in my tandem kayak). Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Brian wrote a review Jul 2022
Mexico City, Mexico1 contribution
We went on the urban kayaks intro to paddle course. It was amazing! One of the staff eoin ensured we had everything we needed when we were on the dock and our handsome tour guide James brought us up and down the river! They were helpful and informative, I would highly recommend requesting james or eoin for you next paddle!!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Marcos C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Excellent service from when we got to the establishment to when we left. The ride was amazing, the crew was amazing. The man who gave us the tour was super cool and chill, the stories and facts about the city were very interesting. 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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