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$39 -- Chicago River Powered Kayak Tour for 2, Reg. $90

Sold out - This deal was published June 26, 2013 and sold out July 26, 2013.
$39 -- Chicago River Powered Kayak Tour for 2, Reg. $90
By Travelzoo Staff
The Chicago Sun-Times recommends trips from Wateriders as a great way to see the city from the river, and CBS' "Early Show" listed it among The Best of the Windy City. With this deal, subscribers can take a self-guided tour for two down the Chicago River in an electric-powered kayak, or "kayacht." This paddle-free experience is available any day of the week throughout the summer, starting at $39.

Why we love it

  • Fodor's recommends it as a great alternative to other Chicago tours
  • Tour the Chicago River at your own pace
  • Includes a coupon for 20% off a same-day purchase at The Motel Bar
  • Or take a kayak workout and exercise as you tour


June 26, 2013 - Oct. 20, 2013


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

What's included

  • The following trips are available:
  • For $39 (reg. $90), two can take a 90-minute kayacht tour Monday-Thursday
  • For $49 (reg. $90), two can tour on Friday, Saturday or Sunday
  • Passengers can follow the self-guided tour card past sights like the Merchandise Mart, Marina City and Trump Tower or explore the river at their own pace with no paddling required.
  • Also available are Wateriders' Monday and Tuesday night kayak workout tours for 50% off. One can paddle for $25 or two can burn calories on the river for $40. All offers also include a coupon for 20% off same-day purchases at the nearby Motel Bar.

The fine print

Kayacht vouchers can be redeemed Thursday, June 27, or Friday, June 28, through Oct. 20, 2013. Kayak workout vouchers can be redeemed Monday, June 24, through Oct. 15, 2013. 48-hour online advance registration required. A 48-hour cancellation policy applies. Not valid on July 4-5 or Labor Day (Sept. 2). Kayacht rentals not valid for group events. Must arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled rental to sign waiver and a brief instruction session. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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$39   $90
57% off
Travelzoo deal by
86% Enjoyed Wateriders
86% (87 ratings)
Sold out at
11:59 p.m. CT on July 26


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

86% Enjoyed Wateriders
(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 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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