Chicago Architectural History Kayaking Tour

  • 572 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

  • 572 Ratings

  • Peter

I highly recommend Kayak Chicago. They set you up for success, yet the guide will always be around if you get into trouble. Our guide was super cool and informative. Kayaking isn't easy, but well worth the effort.

May 14, 2018

  • Olivia

Took time to show me skills with the kayak before setting out and had a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding architecture. Very enjoyable, would recommend

April 18, 2018

  • Lennart

Great tour on Chicago River. Inspiring guide with good knowledge about buildings and Chicago history, and also a good "story-teller". Very exciting to kayak near the huge new buildings near the "loop", and also great to see the more simpler parts of Chicago around Goose Island.

April 5, 2018
1220 W Le Moyne St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA