Paddling with a group of more than 6 boats or after sunset is not allowed without a guide. For those situations, we offer guided Group Paddles.
Group Paddles in Chicago
If you decide that you are not interested in the deep history of the Chicago River, but you still want to experience paddling through this great urban canyon, unguided rentals are often the way to go.
However… unguided rentals have limitations. Paddling with a group of more than 6 boats or after sunset is not allowed without a guide. For those situations, we offer guided Group Paddles.
If you want to come paddle outside of our normal business hours or use more than 6 boats at once, Group Paddles are your best bet. Our guides have taken groups out at all times of the day (including late at night – the river is quite beautiful and calm), and we can usually accommodate up to 60 people. We have suggested routes, but that decision is ultimately up to your group.
These Group Paddles are on-demand, so please contact us with your desired date, time and headcount and we will get you set up. We do need to book these in advance in order to arrange for the correct number of safety guides.
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