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$35 & up -- Chicago River Guided Kayak Tours Through Summer

Sold out - This deal was published March 10, 2014 and sold out May 22, 2014.
By Travelzoo Staff
The Sun-Times, Washington Post and Lonely Planet all recommend the guided river tours from Wateriders. Subscribers save 50% off tours for two.

Why we love it

  • "The insider’s information is brilliant: no run of the mill tour spiel here. All in all, this water-lovers jaunt is a perfect date." (Sun-Times Beacon News)
  • "The tour guides were great. Really unique experience and lot of fun. I would recommend it" (Recent Travelzoo visitor)
  • Also recommended by Fodor's and CBS' Early Show
  • Valid through September -- buy now and kayak throughout the summer


May 1, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014


Wateriders Kayak Tours & Rentals
950 N. Kingsbury St. Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60610
(See Map)
Tel: 312-953-9287

What's included

  • For $65 (reg. $130) take a guided Chicago River kayak tour for two in a tandem kayak
  • For $35 (reg. $65), reserve space for one on a Chicago River in a single kayak
  • Choose between a "Classic Downtown Chicago Historical Kayak Tour" or a "Shady Chicago: Ghosts and Gangsters of Hustlertown Tour"
  • Tours are available Thursday-Sunday and last 2.5 hours

The fine print

Valid May 1, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014. Reservations required; subject to availability. Visit wateriders.com and follow voucher instructions to make a reservation; must reserve no later than 48 hours in advance. A 9% city amusement tax and a $0.99 ticketing fee per person will be assessed at checkout ($4.14 total for single kayak tour, $7.83 total for tandem kayak tour); credit card required to complete reservation. Must arrive 15 minutes before scheduled tour to sign waiver and obtain gear. Present voucher upon arrival to complete redemption. 48-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Valid for 1 or 2 people. Not valid May 26, July 3-4 or Sept. 1. Not valid for Fireworks tours. Subject to weather conditions. Any trips cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled without penalty. Must be 275 lbs. or less to ride in single kayak, or 435 lbs. total or less to ride in tandem kayaks. Children under 12 must ride in front of double kayak with parent/guardian. Limit 4 purchases per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts; if limit is exceeded voucher subject to forfeiture. Maximum of 8 people per group.

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$65 May 1, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014   $130
50% off | 226 bought
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Wateriders Kayak Tours & Rentals
86% Enjoyed Wateriders Kayak Tours & Rentals
86% (87 ratings)
Sold out at
3:30 p.m. CT on May 22


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

86% Enjoyed Wateriders Kayak Tours & Rentals
(87 ratings)
Quality of Service
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

the staff was friendly,and it was definitly an adventure!

The river was too much traffic,and we coudn'tsee the fireworks,due to fog!

Sep 16, 2013 elke IL, United States

Great city views. Would recommend!

Sep 6, 2013 John Illinois, United States

Good exercise. Good fun.

Surprised at the "looseness" of the situation--I think most people had not been kayaking before and there was minimal direction and instruction. Overall, everyone did amazing and surprisingly well. Thought there were too many people in the group.

Aug 26, 2013 Jane Illinois, United States

It was interesting to see the city at a a different level and especially the fireworks.

The check-in process seemed a little sloppy and we didn't receive any instruction on how to actually kayak until we were in the water. We received no instructions on what to do if we actually tipped over and less than 2 minutes on the actual mechanics on how to kayak. It was a little unnerving, especially for those of us who had never kayaked before.

Aug 26, 2013 Karen IL, United States

The experience was cool. You get to see Chicago from a different angle and get a good upper body workout all at the same time.

Aug 25, 2013 Aleece Illinois, United States

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950 N. Kingsbury St. Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60610
Tel: 312-953-9287

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