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Paddle to Brew and ‘Cue

Paddle from Downtown to Rockwell w/ BBQ Meal add-on Available • Up to 65 People

Quick Details

Adults Ages 16+
Kids Ages 15 and Under

Paddle in Chicago River Illinois with Wateriders!

Paddle from downtown to Rockwell and end your tour with a delicious BBQ meal!

  • Kayak Chicago with Wateriders, Chicagoland’s original urban kayaks.
  • On Thursdays, leave downtown early (or not) and enjoy a spectacular 5 miles paddle to some of the most wildlife-filled portions of the river.
    After downtown, your journey takes you by the sprawling beginnings of the massive Lincoln Yards project and under the elegant red Damen Avenue Bridge
  • After Fullerton, sightings of great blue heron and painted turtles are common (especially on sunny days).
  • Explore the area around Wateriders’ dock at Rockwell on the river (look for the resident blue heron) and then enjoy an evening on the plaza at Rockwell on the River.
  • You can enjoy an add on from Soul and Smoke Barbecue so amazing ‘cue and a brew from them or Metropolitan brewing! You’ve earned it!

What’s Included

  • Kayak
  • Life Vest
  • Paddle
  • Paddling Lessons
  • Guide(s)
  • Sunscreen
  • BBQ Meal Add-on available

What to Bring

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