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Architectural Kayak Tour

Chicago, IL

Item #: WAT-CHI-0003
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Explore the unique and intriguing past of Chicago's historic buildings from the seat of a kayak as you paddle the famous Chicago River! 

  • Paddle the river with an outfitter with 20 years of experience
  • See historic buildings designed by some of architecture's most famous names including Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and others
  • Explore the city from a completely different perspective on this 3-hour paddle
  • All skill levels are welcome as no prior experience is necessary! 
Chicago River - Chicago, IL

Year Round:
Daily - 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM

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    Essential Information
    • Basic athleticism and kayak skills are recommended
    • All equipment is provided
    • You will choose a single or double kayak upon arrival
    • Kids must be at least 12 years old to paddle on their own, otherwise any age can paddle in a tandem with an adult. All children under the age of 18 must have their parents sign the waiver for them.
    3-hour paddle
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    You will be part of a group where the typical size varies between 10 to 50 people.
    Only booked participants are allowed on this tour.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    You will be on the water, so come prepared to possibly get a little wet. Dress casual, jeans are not recommended. Bring a towel, and a change of dry clothes.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include following all guidelines set forth by the state and city. They will require masks on-land but will allow guests to remove their mask once they are on the water, as long as they are keeping social distancing practices in place. Our partners are making sure all equipment is clean and safe. They have been sanitizing each kayak, paddle, and personal flotation device after every tour to keep all guests safe! These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    What should I bring?

    You can bring fluids and snacks if you wish, also a camera is great to bring while you're out on the water.

    What if I don't want to bring my keys or other valuables with me while kayaking?
    There is free storage at each of the locations, in case you want to leave something behind, or don't want to get it wet.
    Is alcohol allowed on the tour?
    For your own safety, there is no alcohol allowed in the kayaks. 

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 10 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 10 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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