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$29 -- Fireworks Kayak Tours on the Chicago River, Reg. $60

Sold out - This deal was published April 10, 2013 and sold out April 21, 2013.
By Travelzoo Staff
The Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post and Outside Magazine all recommend trips from Wateriders as a great way to see Chicago from the river, and CBS' The Early Show listed it among "The Best of the Windy City." With this offer, take to the Chicago River and watch the sky light up overhead during fireworks tours on Wednesday and Saturday nights while saving up to 50% off, or visit during weekdays and rent a kayak for one or two people. 

Why we love it

  • View the summer's fireworks from the Chicago River with a kayak trip from Wateriders
  • Select Wednesday or Saturday night tours, or rent a single- or double-person kayak on your own during the week
  • Stop at the nearby Motel Bar after your journey for 20% off any food and drink purchases
  • Fodor's calls Wateriders a top tour and a great alternative to other river trips


April 10, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2013


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

What's included

  • Subscribers can select:
  • For $29 per person, regularly $60, reserve a kayak on a Wednesday night fireworks tour
  • For $33 per person, regularly $60, reserve a kayak on a Saturday night fireworks tour
  • Want to hit the water during the week? Rent a kayak and create your own tour, or just go for a leisurely paddle Monday-Friday; get a two-hour rental for one person for $20, and paddle with two for $30, both a savings of 50%.

The fine print

Update (Friday April 19, 11:30 a.m.): Both Wednesday and Saturday fireworks tours have sold out. Kayak rentals Monday-Friday are still available. Note: A limited number of Fireworks Tour vouchers are available to be sold. These deals may sell out before the 'Time to Buy' has expired. All fireworks tours must be reserved by Aug. 5, but tours can be taken on any available fireworks date after that. Kayak rentals can be redeemed starting April 22 (weather permitting); fireworks tours can be redeemed starting May 25. All vouchers must be redeemed by Aug. 31. Tours and rentals must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. Reservations must be made online; visit this page and follow site instructions to make a reservation. Must provide voucher code when booking. 48-hour cancellation policy. Fireworks tours are not valid July 3. Kayak rentals are not valid May 27, July 4-5 and Sept. 2. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$29   $60
52% off | 1,028 bought
Travelzoo deal by
86% Enjoyed Wateriders
86% (87 ratings)
Sold out at
11:59 p.m. CT on April 21


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

86% Enjoyed Wateriders
(87 ratings)
Quality of Service
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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 illinois, United States

Great city views. Would recommend!

Sep 06, 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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