20 years ago, we became the first company offering kayak tours and rentals on the Chicago River. Over 100,000 clients have trusted our guides to take care of them both on and off the water. We are committed to hosting good green fun, and providing top-tier customer service and safety.
We take great pride in our tours. Carefully curated scripts are informative, and our personable guides have both the knowledge and dedication to make sure you have a memorable, safe journey with us.
Located on the East Bank Club Riverwalk in River North, we are less than a 5 minute paddle from scenic Wolf Point - where the three branches of the river meet on the edge of the Loop- allowing maximum choice for our customers. Paddle the Chicago River where you want, right where you want to be. We are easy to reach by bike, train, car, or foot.
CLASSIC HISTORICAL CHICAGO KAYAK TOUR
Learn why Nelson Algren called Chicago “the broker’s portage”; why a landmark Chicago building’s floors were built crooked; how a colossal disaster shaped the city; why the river flows backwards and much more...
Kayak Chicago at your own pace, and choose your own path through the steel and concrete canyons of this beautiful city. Renting kayaks by the hour is a great way to take in the visual pleasures offered in the downtown area on the river...
Bovinette: The people at Wateriders were so nice, laid back and easy going. It was a wonderful experience for the whole family...
Laurie H: We had a blast, and Wateriders, we will most definitely return on our next trip to your incredible town. Thank you!...
Jessica C: Kayaking was a lot of fun! Very friendly tour guide and all levels of kayakers welcome and comfortable...
Roy A: Great way to see Chicago and get a great workout. Terrific way to spend 2.5 hours doing something out of the ordinary...