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Kayak Tour at Night

Chicago, IL

Item #: WAT-CHI-0022
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Enjoy a peaceful paddle through the twinkling city of Chicago at night during this kayak tour.

  • Experience nighttime in Chicago from a whole new perspective with an outfitter with 20 years of experience
  • Guides are American Canoe Association Certified Instructors
  • Leisurely paddle across the waters of the Chicago River into the night on this 6-mile round trip
  • All skill levels are welcome as no prior experience is necessary! 
Chicago River - Chicago, IL

May - October:
Fridays - 7:00 PM or 8:00 PM 

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    Essential Information
    • Some athleticism and basic kayaking skills are required
    • Lights are included, but it is recommended to bring an extra flashlight
    • You will kayak 6 miles round trip
    • 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
    Up to 12 people per guide
    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 wear?

    Come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and be out in the sun. Dress for the weather. Lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. You can bring cameras, but they do have the possibility of getting wet, so bring a waterproof bag.

    What should I 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 ample water, to reduce heat exhaustion.

    What if I don't want to bring my keys or other valuables with me while kayaking?

    There are storage cubbies at the starting location 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. There are zip lock baggies available to you, keep in mind, they are water resistant, not waterproof. There are waterproof dry bags available for rent.

    What if it rains?
    The guides make the call on weather at the time the tour starts. Predictions don't mean anything in Chicago, so come prepared to paddle. If at the time the event begins, there are any signs of severe weather, the tour will then be canceled and rescheduled. If the tour is canceled due to weather, you will have a rain check to reschedule for another date of your choice.

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

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    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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