Chicago River Canoe and Kayak: See Your City From a Whole New Perspective

“This is like a hidden gem!” That’s how one Yelp reviewer described Chicago River Canoe and Kayak, a local favorite for taking to the water. With single and tandem kayaks, canoes, and other offerings, there’s a way for nearly any visitor to embrace the river, get a workout in, and take in the beautiful views. 

The affordable rentals at Chicago River Canoe and Kayak are an excellent option for anyone looking to try their hand at these outdoor activities. Visitors can take a guided tour, learning about local wildlife, greenery, and other natural features, or take their boat of choice out themselves. There are even special events offered at times, like a Moonlight Dinner Paddle. 

Whatever your experience level (or lack thereof), Chicago River Canoe and Kayak makes for a great way to get outdoors and try something new this summer. As one happy customer writes, if you “like getting a good work out, being outside, seeing some wildlife, having fun, I highly recommend kayaking in the Chicago river.” Arrive early in the day, since this is such a popular spot, and be prepared for the adventure of a lifetime without ever leaving the city.