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Chicago River

Kayak through the city on the Chicago River!  Paddle the wild mile with ducks, turtles, beaver and birds before heading into downtown through the canyons of glass and steel. Our location is conveniently located just off North Avenue.


We are open on the River!

Fall Open hours: Open 7 days a week, 10am-7pm through September

October hours: Friday through Sunday, 10am – 6pm (night tours run past rental hours)

At this location (Chicago River): Kayak rentals and Kayak tours

Address: 1220 W. Le Moyne St. Chicago, IL

Getting here: Our Chicago river location is just three blocks east of 90/94, and one block south of North Avenue. Magnolia Avenue is the first street west of the North Avenue Bridge across from the Home Depot.

Kayak Chicago is located at the south end of the brick building just next to the Chicago River, at the intersection of Le Moyne and Magnolia.

What to Bring: Bring fluids and snacks if you plan on being out for an extended period of time. A camera is great to bring when you are out on the water, we recommend having it in a waterproof bag. We highly recommend staying hydrated, bring plenty of water. Water and power bars are available at this location.

Storage: We have storage cubbies at each of our locations in case you want to leave something behind or don’t want it to get wet. Anything you bring on the water has the potential to get wet, so please use caution. Waterproof phone cases are available for purchase on-site.

Parking: There is plenty of free parking on Le Moyne and Magnolia ave. right in front of our facility.  Remember you are parking in the city of Chicago, so do not leave valuables in your car.  You can leave anything you don’t want to bring on the kayak in our storage cubbies inside the office for free, or lockers are available for $1.00 (4 quarters)



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