Chicago Architectural History Kayaking Tour

  • 566 Ratings

Explore the history of downtown Chicago on a kayaking tour that gives you a duck's-eye view of the city landscape. Cruise past architectural marvels as you paddle your way down central waterways for a scenic adventure.

Region: Chicago
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 7 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Learn about the architectural history of Chicago while weaving your kayak through the city's rivers and canals
  • Get a crash-course in kayaking from a knowledgeable guide to learn basic skills, strokes, and safety rules
  • Put your newfound skills into action by launching your kayak into waters surrounded by towers of glass and steel

What's Included

  • 3-hour guided kayaking tour
  • Brief kayaking lesson

Additional Information

  • Choose single or double boats upon arrival. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Bring sunglasses, sunblock, a hat, and a waterproof bag to protect your camera Dress for the weather. Lightweight, synthetic clothing is best.

Customer Reviews

  • 566 Ratings

  • Ajit

A fantastic informational and fun trip. David was extremely knowledgeable and we had a great time discovering Chicago from a very different view. David was very friendly and, most importantly, very thorough regarding the participants' safety. I would highly recommend this tour with Kayak Chicago if you want to do something a little adventurous and out of the ordinary. Dr. Ajit Korgaokar

October 17, 2017

  • Melanie

Our guide (Bubba) was the perfect mix of historian, comic and coach. My group thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. I worried about being able to get in and out of the kayak and he made sure I did so with my pride intact.

October 3, 2017

  • Cheryl

Our guides were great! Very knowledgeable and focused on our safety!

October 1, 2017
1220 W Le Moyne St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA