Kayak Chicago with Wateriders Chicagoland's original urban kayaks.
KAYAK WITH WATERIDERS!
Our launch at the East Bank Club is only a few minutes’ paddle into the heart of downtown. We are located right next to Wolf Point where the three branches of the city meet. The views are unmatchable!
Just a minute's walk from the river, our validated parking garage is conveniently located and offers the best deal in the area: $4 + 50 cents per hour.
We are also easy to reach by bike, train (Metra or L), bus, rideshare, or foot.
You will not get a more affordable kayak trip at such a prime location on the river. Maximize your time on the water time by launching with us in the downtown area with our central location near the Loop, River North, West Loop, and River West.
Do you feel like you might need some coaching? While everyone receives an on-land lesson, we'll give additional on-water training to those who need it.
Locally owned and operated, Wateriders was the first company to host kayak tours on the Chicago River in the downtown area. Since 1997, we have hosted over 100,000 urban adventurers on our waterway!
For over twenty-two years, we have taken pride in our tours. Our personable and experienced guides have the knowledge and dedication to ensure you have a memorable, safe, and entertaining journey with us.
Looking to create your own adventure on the Chicago River? Rent our kayaks by the hour and explore the downtown area!
2 Hour Prices:
$7.50/person/15 minutes after scheduled time on weekdays and $8.75/person/15 minutes on weekends
Every Day: $40/person
$5/person/15 minutes after scheduled time
What Our Guests Are Saying!
Bovinette: The people at Wateriders were so nice, laid back and easy going. It was a wonderful experience for the whole family...
Emily G: We all so enjoyed ourselves. The guides were fun and informative and it was a really great evening...
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...
nbktrvlr: ... It was fabulous! Wateriders is very professional; ensuring safety before, during and after the tour. The river and the grand buildings are spectacular at night. There's no better seat in the house...
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Ahoy! Our kayak tour schedule for the 2022 season is now available. Online booking is simple and quick. Reserve your seats now!
We are also taking private tour requests at this time.