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Maritime Museum Historical Tour

Includes visit to Maritime Museum • Up to 24 People

Quick Details

Adults Ages 16+
Kids Ages 15 and Under
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Chicago Maritime Museum Historical Tour with Wateriders!


  • Kayak Chicago with Wateriders, Chicagoland’s original urban kayaks.
  • In conjunction with the adjacent Chicago Maritime Museum, Wateriders will offer a guided Creek/River paddle exploring the maritime history of Chicago. The museum provides an incredible opportunity to view the boats that, literally, made Chicago. Since 1997, Wateriders’ tours have centered around these craft (from Native American dugouts to Voyageur canoes craft to the infamous Eastland), but never before have we been able to offer the experience of seeing the boats themselves at the Maritime Museum’s exquisite exhibits.

What’s Included

  • Kayak
  • Life Vest
  • Paddle
  • Paddling Lessons
  • Guide(s)
  • Sunscreen

What to Bring

  • Water-friendly clothing and footwear
  • One 18+ year old guardian (for signing waiver)
  • Water