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1220 W Lemoyne Ave

Fri – Sun 10:00 – 6:00


Welcome to Kayak Chicago!

Happy Holidays!!!

Thank you to all of our guests who paddled with us this season!  We look forward to seeing you on the water again in the spring!

To help you share the gift of paddling this Holiday season, we are offering 15% off all Gift certificates purchased before December 25th!

Give them an adventure to look forward to and memories that will last a lifetime!

See you back on the water soon!


  Fresh air, adventure, exercise and the best social distancing activity in Chicago!  You make it fun, we keep it safe.  We are following all guidelines set forth by the state and city, to make sure all of our staff and customers are safe and healthy.  Masks are required on-land, but you may remove your mask once you are on the water as long as you keep social distancing practices in place, which is pretty easy in a kayak!  Keep a paddles distance away from each other, and you are more than 6 feet apart.

Make your reservation on-line for contactless payment and ease of check-in upon arrival.

The team at Kayak Chicago wants to assure you that we are taking every precaution to make sure that all equipment is clean and safe.  We sanitize each kayak, paddle and pfd after every use, to keep us all safe and healthy!  Social distancing protocols are in place and we will continue to provide you with the best customer service around!

As we ask how we can help everyone in the community, we discover that our best offering, is to give you the opportunity to explore, get out of the house, stay active and participate in the best social distancing activity there is, paddling!

Give the Gift of Adventure! We are offering a holiday discount for all gift certificates purchased before Dec. 25th

Enjoy 15% off Gift Certificates with deal code “Gift20”

We look forward to giving you the opportunity to explore, relax, get active and enjoy the warm sunny days to come!

See you on the water soon!

Kayak Chicago is Chicago’s original kayak and paddleboard outfitter, since 1999. Our kayak outposts 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. Join us for one of our many guided tours, which include our Chicago architecture tour, the original 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, tours and lessons include your boat or board, paddle, personal flotation device (life jacket), and introductory orientation to paddling. 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 for rentals, so join us today.

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Paddle the northern branch of the Chicago River. Get a close look as wildlife scurries around the Wild Mile, the breathtaking skyline of downtown Chicago, and brag to your friends that you circumnavigated Goose Island.

Golden sand, glacier waves, and beach volleyball. Don't forget your sunglasses

Wildlife Oasis. Daydream near the bird sanctuary and hang out with puppies near the dog beach. Hop on a kayak or SUP to get away from it all and enjoy the summer breeze.