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Wateriders Kayak Tours
Chicago- Illinois- United States
( 202 )
3 Hours
30 Persons
English
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Brief

Chicago river based architectural, historic and fireworks tours.

Tour Detail

During our excursion's, kayakers enjoy passing under a multitude of articulated ironwork bridges (the largest movable bridge system in the world!) as they paddle through the urban canyon of the Chicago river.

Choose from tours on historical and architectural information, Chicago's infamous criminal legacies and trips down to Navy Pier to enjoy a fireworks show from the water.






Price Detail
Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

johntpt

2019-07-31 04:11:58

"Urban adventure sport! " My wife and teenage daughters really wanted to go kayaking on the Chicago River, and the Wateriders team made sure they had a great experience. They give you a class in safety and kayaking techniques...

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Haley S

2019-07-23 10:02:07

"Chicago architecture kayak tour" My husband wanted to go kayaking got his birthday, so we went on the architecture tour, Homie and Derek were our guides for the day, and they were excellent. Very knowledgeable, patient with the...

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Nik d

2019-06-19 13:12:48

"Sunset Kayaking" Even though the sun wasn’t out because of the overcast weather I still had a great time. Derek and Eric were amazing facilitators and this trip was worth every penny. I thought at a few times when we...

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Elaine E

2019-06-12 07:55:58

"Sunset Tour - Highly Recommend" This tour was absolutely amazing! The 7:00pm time was so perfect. It wasn't too hot and it was beautiful to see 'golden hour' on the water. I would recommend this to anyone!! No skill is necessary...

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Ronnie Z

2018-10-10 02:50:28

"Water Riders Sunset Tour - awesome!!!" We had a wonderful experience with water riders! All of the instructors were super awesome and super helpful! Definitely recommend whether you’re visiting Chicago or live here like us!

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Jon C

2018-09-30 12:35:36

"Kayak tour" Absolutely incredible experience! My tour guide was super knowledgeable and fun. If you want to get a fantastic look at Chicago history, all while getting a great arm workout I suggest this tour!

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Austin N

2018-09-25 18:29:00

"Awesome!" Connor was a great guide! Really cool seeing the city from kayak vantage point, allowed for lots of great photos!

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emailmarioo

2018-09-19 10:22:45

"Amazing Sunset Tour" Everything and everyone at wateriders is awesome. I will be coming back. You can't go wrong with wateriders. I rode a double Kayak with my 6 y/o and we had a blast.

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amaroevelyn

2018-09-12 19:37:22

"Awesome experience" Wateriders was great! We had a good time, felt go completely safe the entire time, despite not knowing how to swim. Definitely recommend the sunset paddle. Beautiful views!!!

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Trail644249

2018-09-09 17:07:03

"Sunset Tour" Amazing tour! The view was incredible. Highly recommend Wateriders. They don’t overwhelm you with facts and instead let you admire the beautiful view. Such a friendly staff, and their office manager...

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t j

2018-08-18 12:23:35

"Treat for French students " My husband and a few other adults took some French students on the moonlight paddle trip. The ones under 16 had to go in a double with an adult. There were 4 guides to lead the group. One in front...

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becky_eckels

2018-08-16 10:46:56

"Sunset Kayak trip" This was a fantastic way to spend the evening in Chicago. The nighttime view from the river was amazing! I would highly recommend this for individuals, couples or families. We took 12 years who...

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highams5

2018-08-10 12:14:24

"Great fun, great guys, and we'd do it again!" Very impressed. Booked online in the UK, and we turned up and they had our names ready. Safety intro and then we go in the kayaks. We had never used one, so mum and child in one and and dad and...

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Deb G

2018-08-06 05:05:05

"Private Tour on the Chicago River" Joel was our tour guide and did a great job providing interesting tidbits about Chicago’s creation and corrupt past. We heard some gangster and ghost stories while kayaking up and down the river...

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Ollefko

2018-08-03 16:08:54

"First time Kayaking through Chicago w/ our bffs before heading off to college!" Kayaking for the first time, through Chicago, w/ our best friends is a memory none of us will forget. I’m so thankful for the time we spent on our private tour during the late afternoon—it was...

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Brittany M

2018-07-31 07:09:17

"Why didn't I do this sooner?" Totally new perspective of Chicago. Knowledgeable, friendly, and comedic guides elevate this tour from all other operators. We had such a wonderful time!

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Kristy B

2018-07-26 19:18:08

"Loved every minute!" Took the architectural/history tour. What an amazing adventure! This is NOT your average boat tour. We loved seeing Chicago from the river - it was a completely different perspective. Our kids...

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Erik C

2018-07-26 05:24:48

"Had fun. Good workout" Good workout and fun. Good hosts sunset paddle was cool. Lots going on and people everywhere. Would do again

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Jessica P

2018-07-15 19:54:35

"Great time " We loved our tour with Wateriders. We did the moonlight tour and I’m so glad we did. It was so hot that day and they were booked except for the moonlight tour and at first we were bummed but so happy...

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jimmyhotsauce18

2018-07-15 19:21:44

"Awesome " We did not have reservations and were able to walk up and head out in a very reasonable amount of time. We went on the kayaks without a tour-guide with our 3 kids who are 12,9,4. Instructions prior...

+More

drixld

2018-07-10 21:49:02

"Kayaking greatness" I went out on a solo tour with WaterRiders today. Everything was super fun and chill, including the kayaking instructions. My guide was a really funny and charming woman named Carly. She was just...

+More

Tweettbird

2018-06-25 05:19:48

"History and architecture tour" It was a beautiful way to spend a Sunny Chicago morning before a late afternoon flight home. My twin 21 year old son's really enjoyed . The only reason I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 5 is it was a...

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jhoch71

2018-06-03 05:58:43

"Fun for everyone!" First time kayaking with my teenage daughter. We had a blast. Joel is truly AMAZING! He memorized everyone’s name in the tour and there were over 30 people! He really is a great storyteller and very...

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Criz66

2018-05-29 05:00:33

"Great time!!" Went on the ghost and gangster tour. My only ‘complaint’ is it is far more gangster than ghost, but still had a blast and our leader was awesome. It is a bit of a long kayaking expedition so you...

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bailey h

2018-05-20 17:34:57

"Amazing tour even on a cloudy day" Great tour!!!! Great guide... Totally recommended. Even on a cloudy day with some good layers it was a highlight of our trip

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Explorerfam5

2018-05-02 05:02:34

"Wonderful time " Had a wonderful time on the sunset tour. The tour guides were great. The docking area was a bit hard to find from the parking area however it was not far. This was a highlight of our trip. I felt the...

+More

George Z

2017-09-06 09:29:25

"Awesome way to see the city" Our kayak trip on the three branches of the Chicago River was very informative, but most of all it was fun. What a unique perspective to see the city from. The river was busy - it was Labor Day...

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Skye M

2017-08-28 13:39:52

"Fun! Be prepared to get wet!" Well priced and the staff are friendly. Just be prepared that you'll probably get quite wet as power boats on the river create a lot of waves that splash over the edge of your kayak occasionally.

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Christina K

2017-08-28 10:30:21

"Awesome tour, don't miss the Shady Chicago kayak ride!" This past Friday night, we took the "Ghosts and Gangsters tour" Joel was amazing, and knew every single rider's name almost immediately. The tour was an in-depth look at Chicago's underworld. You...

+More

adrimargo

2017-08-09 11:15:39

"Mind blowing experience" I have visited Chicago many times but never have I seen the city from this point of view. Totally recomended activity. Fun, adventure and knowledgable. The guides where great and special thanks to...

+More

Alfonso T

2017-08-08 08:42:55

"Girlfriend's birthday activity" Very reasonably priced. Staff very friendly, enthusiastic​ and knowledgeable. Always safety conscious and pro active. Equipment in good shape. Very fun and highly recommended if you are active or...

+More

RJ T

2017-08-08 06:21:00

"A highlight of our trip" This was our favorite part of our short trip to Chicago. What an amazing way to see the city. The guides were funny, smart and well-informed. You will get wet (it's a kayak after all) and if...

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Wateriders Kayak Tours
Chicago, Illinois, United States
( 202 )
3 Hours
30 Persons
English
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Brief

Chicago river based architectural, historic and fireworks tours.

Tour Detail

During our excursion's, kayakers enjoy passing under a multitude of articulated ironwork bridges (the largest movable bridge system in the world!) as they paddle through the urban canyon of the Chicago river.

Choose from tours on historical and architectural information, Chicago's infamous criminal legacies and trips down to Navy Pier to enjoy a fireworks show from the water.






+More
Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

johntpt

2019-07-31 04:11:58

"Urban adventure sport! " My wife and teenage daughters really wanted to go kayaking on the Chicago River, and the Wateriders team made sure they had a great experience. They give you a class in safety and kayaking techniques...

+More

Haley S

2019-07-23 10:02:07

"Chicago architecture kayak tour" My husband wanted to go kayaking got his birthday, so we went on the architecture tour, Homie and Derek were our guides for the day, and they were excellent. Very knowledgeable, patient with the...

+More

Nik d

2019-06-19 13:12:48

"Sunset Kayaking" Even though the sun wasn’t out because of the overcast weather I still had a great time. Derek and Eric were amazing facilitators and this trip was worth every penny. I thought at a few times when we...

+More

Elaine E

2019-06-12 07:55:58

"Sunset Tour - Highly Recommend" This tour was absolutely amazing! The 7:00pm time was so perfect. It wasn't too hot and it was beautiful to see 'golden hour' on the water. I would recommend this to anyone!! No skill is necessary...

+More

Ronnie Z

2018-10-10 02:50:28

"Water Riders Sunset Tour - awesome!!!" We had a wonderful experience with water riders! All of the instructors were super awesome and super helpful! Definitely recommend whether you’re visiting Chicago or live here like us!

+More

Jon C

2018-09-30 12:35:36

"Kayak tour" Absolutely incredible experience! My tour guide was super knowledgeable and fun. If you want to get a fantastic look at Chicago history, all while getting a great arm workout I suggest this tour!

+More

Austin N

2018-09-25 18:29:00

"Awesome!" Connor was a great guide! Really cool seeing the city from kayak vantage point, allowed for lots of great photos!

+More

emailmarioo

2018-09-19 10:22:45

"Amazing Sunset Tour" Everything and everyone at wateriders is awesome. I will be coming back. You can't go wrong with wateriders. I rode a double Kayak with my 6 y/o and we had a blast.

+More

amaroevelyn

2018-09-12 19:37:22

"Awesome experience" Wateriders was great! We had a good time, felt go completely safe the entire time, despite not knowing how to swim. Definitely recommend the sunset paddle. Beautiful views!!!

+More

Trail644249

2018-09-09 17:07:03

"Sunset Tour" Amazing tour! The view was incredible. Highly recommend Wateriders. They don’t overwhelm you with facts and instead let you admire the beautiful view. Such a friendly staff, and their office manager...

+More

t j

2018-08-18 12:23:35

"Treat for French students " My husband and a few other adults took some French students on the moonlight paddle trip. The ones under 16 had to go in a double with an adult. There were 4 guides to lead the group. One in front...

+More

becky_eckels

2018-08-16 10:46:56

"Sunset Kayak trip" This was a fantastic way to spend the evening in Chicago. The nighttime view from the river was amazing! I would highly recommend this for individuals, couples or families. We took 12 years who...

+More

highams5

2018-08-10 12:14:24

"Great fun, great guys, and we'd do it again!" Very impressed. Booked online in the UK, and we turned up and they had our names ready. Safety intro and then we go in the kayaks. We had never used one, so mum and child in one and and dad and...

+More

Deb G

2018-08-06 05:05:05

"Private Tour on the Chicago River" Joel was our tour guide and did a great job providing interesting tidbits about Chicago’s creation and corrupt past. We heard some gangster and ghost stories while kayaking up and down the river...

+More

Ollefko

2018-08-03 16:08:54

"First time Kayaking through Chicago w/ our bffs before heading off to college!" Kayaking for the first time, through Chicago, w/ our best friends is a memory none of us will forget. I’m so thankful for the time we spent on our private tour during the late afternoon—it was...

+More

Brittany M

2018-07-31 07:09:17

"Why didn't I do this sooner?" Totally new perspective of Chicago. Knowledgeable, friendly, and comedic guides elevate this tour from all other operators. We had such a wonderful time!

+More

Kristy B

2018-07-26 19:18:08

"Loved every minute!" Took the architectural/history tour. What an amazing adventure! This is NOT your average boat tour. We loved seeing Chicago from the river - it was a completely different perspective. Our kids...

+More

Erik C

2018-07-26 05:24:48

"Had fun. Good workout" Good workout and fun. Good hosts sunset paddle was cool. Lots going on and people everywhere. Would do again

+More

Jessica P

2018-07-15 19:54:35

"Great time " We loved our tour with Wateriders. We did the moonlight tour and I’m so glad we did. It was so hot that day and they were booked except for the moonlight tour and at first we were bummed but so happy...

+More

jimmyhotsauce18

2018-07-15 19:21:44

"Awesome " We did not have reservations and were able to walk up and head out in a very reasonable amount of time. We went on the kayaks without a tour-guide with our 3 kids who are 12,9,4. Instructions prior...

+More

drixld

2018-07-10 21:49:02

"Kayaking greatness" I went out on a solo tour with WaterRiders today. Everything was super fun and chill, including the kayaking instructions. My guide was a really funny and charming woman named Carly. She was just...

+More

Tweettbird

2018-06-25 05:19:48

"History and architecture tour" It was a beautiful way to spend a Sunny Chicago morning before a late afternoon flight home. My twin 21 year old son's really enjoyed . The only reason I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 5 is it was a...

+More

jhoch71

2018-06-03 05:58:43

"Fun for everyone!" First time kayaking with my teenage daughter. We had a blast. Joel is truly AMAZING! He memorized everyone’s name in the tour and there were over 30 people! He really is a great storyteller and very...

+More

Criz66

2018-05-29 05:00:33

"Great time!!" Went on the ghost and gangster tour. My only ‘complaint’ is it is far more gangster than ghost, but still had a blast and our leader was awesome. It is a bit of a long kayaking expedition so you...

+More

bailey h

2018-05-20 17:34:57

"Amazing tour even on a cloudy day" Great tour!!!! Great guide... Totally recommended. Even on a cloudy day with some good layers it was a highlight of our trip

+More

Explorerfam5

2018-05-02 05:02:34

"Wonderful time " Had a wonderful time on the sunset tour. The tour guides were great. The docking area was a bit hard to find from the parking area however it was not far. This was a highlight of our trip. I felt the...

+More

George Z

2017-09-06 09:29:25

"Awesome way to see the city" Our kayak trip on the three branches of the Chicago River was very informative, but most of all it was fun. What a unique perspective to see the city from. The river was busy - it was Labor Day...

+More

Skye M

2017-08-28 13:39:52

"Fun! Be prepared to get wet!" Well priced and the staff are friendly. Just be prepared that you'll probably get quite wet as power boats on the river create a lot of waves that splash over the edge of your kayak occasionally.

+More

Christina K

2017-08-28 10:30:21

"Awesome tour, don't miss the Shady Chicago kayak ride!" This past Friday night, we took the "Ghosts and Gangsters tour" Joel was amazing, and knew every single rider's name almost immediately. The tour was an in-depth look at Chicago's underworld. You...

+More

adrimargo

2017-08-09 11:15:39

"Mind blowing experience" I have visited Chicago many times but never have I seen the city from this point of view. Totally recomended activity. Fun, adventure and knowledgable. The guides where great and special thanks to...

+More

Alfonso T

2017-08-08 08:42:55

"Girlfriend's birthday activity" Very reasonably priced. Staff very friendly, enthusiastic​ and knowledgeable. Always safety conscious and pro active. Equipment in good shape. Very fun and highly recommended if you are active or...

+More

RJ T

2017-08-08 06:21:00

"A highlight of our trip" This was our favorite part of our short trip to Chicago. What an amazing way to see the city. The guides were funny, smart and well-informed. You will get wet (it's a kayak after all) and if...

+More
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