Kayak Chicago is Chicago’s original kayak and paddleboard outfitter, which was started in 1999. In addition, our kayak shops have everything you need for your urban adventure on the Chicago River, family outings at Montrose Beach, or catching some sunshine at North Ave Beach. For example, you can join some of our tours, which include a Chicago architecture tour, a fireworks paddle, and a city lights tour after dusk. For a full list of guided tours with descriptions of the tours, please visit our tours page.
Rentals include your boat and paddle, personal flotation device (life jacket), and introductory orientation to kayaking. We teach paddle strokes, safety, and rules of the water. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult on a double kayak. No reservations are necessary, so join us today.