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About Wateriders
Wateriders is seasonally closed until April of 2019. As the pioneers of kayaking on the Chicago River, Wateriders has been hosting kayak tours for 21 years. Guests get an unbeatable view of the city's beautiful interior skyline as they paddle through the architectural canyon of downtown Chicago. Both guided tours and open rentals are available. Located on the riverwalk behind the East Bank Club in the River North neighborhood, Wateriders is ideally situated for making the most out of one's adventure, and is easily accessible by all means of transportation. Discounted garage parking available less than 2 blocks away,
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John M wrote a review 3 Aug
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The sunset paddle downtown was such a lovely experience. I went with six other friends and we all had an amazing time. We all live in chicago and have been on things like the architecture tour many times but being on the river in a kayak at sunset was a very special perspective. The guides were super helpful and knowledgeable, the downtown scenery was amazing, and the pace was not too strenuous as to get tired out. Plus it’s central location makes it great to go to the west loop or river north for drinks or dinner after. 10/10 would recommend for a fun and unique night out with friends.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Elena wrote a review Jul 2022
Chicago, Illinois4 contributions
The staff is great, the experience was AMAZING! I de fine you recommend the sunset tour, you’ll get to see Chicago downtown with natural light and then which is beautiful but even more impressive when it gets dark and you’re paddling with lights of the buildings! The staff is algo great, very nice and attentive.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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LisaRM wrote a review Jul 2022
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Very well organized by the pleasant staff - especially given that there were so many of us on the water at the same time and so much boat traffic to navigate around. Very cool way to see the buildings at sunset. It's also an easy and affordable way to experience kayaking in still water. Allow extra time to find the dock - Google Maps took me in circles. Read the instructions to get your parking validated!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Carra H wrote a review Jun 2022
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Really enjoyed the sunset kayak tour led by O'Ryan. He provide a lot of interesting historical knowledge. Awesome way to see the beautiful city views.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Charles A wrote a review Jun 2022
Bethesda, Maryland1 contribution
Really enjoyed the sunset kayak tour led by O’Riley. He pointed out more interesting parts of the shoreline that I could paddle through and he was very knowledgeable of Chicago’s history and architecture.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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