Chicago’s original kayak and paddleboard outfitter, our company has guiding the strokes of paddlers of all levels and abilities since 1999. Kayak Chicago is your post for paddling adventure at our Chicago River, North Ave beach, and Montrose beach locations. Reservations are never needed, we have the largest fleet of rental boats & standup paddleboards in the midwest. All rentals are pro-rated after the first hour, so you only pay for the time you are out.

Single Recreational Kayak
price: $30 / hr
price: $80 / dayDouble Kayak
price: $40 / hr
price: $120 / day

Standup paddleboards / SUP
(Available @Montrose beach)
price: $30 / hr
price: $80 / day

Single Sea Kayak
price: $30 / hr
price: $80 / day

Whitewater Kayak
price: $30 / hr
price: $80 / day

Electric Boats
Available @Chicago River location
price: $85 / hr
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Rental Locations:
Hours: 10am-7pm

  • North Ave. River :   Opening day Sat., May 4th, Friday – Sunday (weekends)
  • Montrose Beach : Opening day Sat., May 25th, Monday – Sunday (7days/week)
  • North Ave. Beach : Opening day Sat., May 25th,  Monday – Sunday (7days/week)

Recreational kayaks can be rented at all locations with no prior experience. Interested in renting a Sea Kayak or Surf Kayak? Sign up for prerequisite Intro to Kayaking class first.

  • No reservations are needed for rentals.

Your rental includes: Kayak/SUP, paddle, PFD (personal flotation device) and paddle talk introduction before every rental.

Please note: Alcohol is NOT allowed on board any rental, tour or class