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Chicago River Ghosts and Gangsters Kayak Tour provided by Wateriders

Chicago River Ghosts and Gangsters Kayak Tour

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2 adults
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Important Information
Departure Point
500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • All required equipment: kayak, life vest, paddle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Maximum passenger weight for kayaking is 275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Please try to avoid wearing cotton clothing, as it gets very heavy if it gets wet
  • This kayak tour is considered PG-13
  • Alcohol is not permitted
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Haneul wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
We did a private narrated kayaking tour. We were a group of 22 people and the guides (Derek, Anna, and Steve?) did a great job guiding everyone while making sure that no one is floating to the boat traffic area and/or falling behind. I've been on the Chicago River boat cruises a
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Date of experience: August 2019
Juliana C wrote a review Apr 2019
1 contribution
Lauren was phenomenal. She was very informative and clearly passionate about history in Chicago. Movie style guide. Would strongly recommend the tour and her in particular.
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Date of experience: April 2019
Jill L wrote a review Aug 2018
Manhattan Beach, California3 contributions
We had an amazing time on our private nighttime kayak tour. We asked to go on the later side as we had just arrived from Los Angeles and were on west coast time, and I'm so glad they accommodated us! The weather was perfect, the river was still and silent and the city lights
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Date of experience: August 2018
Antonio T wrote a review Aug 2018
Modesto, California7 contributions
My bf and I live in California, we planned a trip to Chicago and this kayaking tour was the first thing that caught our attention. Honestly, it was the best part about the whole trip. We had a great time! Even for a first timer on the water in a bf did great.
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Andrea H wrote a review Aug 2018
1 contribution
We rented the double kayak, which was nice when your arms got a little tired. Seth, Taco & D-Strong were our amazing guides - all the crew at Wateriders were gracious hosts! This is an unexpected city adventure. Do not go on this tour if you want to laugh, have fun and get a
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Date of experience: August 2018
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By: Wateriders
Great and enjoyable
All of it was enjoyable.. the guiders were helpful and nice , it sure won’t be my last time to take a kYak water ri
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Abe E
Most Fun
My wife and I did the river kayak tour and had a great time. We were a little hesitant to book at first because we
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Sunset Tour: Unique perspective for tourists and Chicago natives
We went on a sunset kayak tour and had a great time. We're from Chicago and we were always interested in seeing the
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Would not recommend
My tour was cancelled due to poor weather conditions which is understandable. However I tried to reschedule but nob
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Fun team event
We planned this kayak trip as a team bonding event and really enjoyed our time. The tour provided a unique perspect
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Laura H
Fun! Would recommend.
My friend and I participated in the Navy Pier Fireworks tour on Labor Day weekend. When we arrived, we had the opti
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Great tour, great staff
This was a great experience to take with my mom, who's 66. We got a double kayak without a problem and had a great
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Chicago River Architecture Tour
This was one of my favorite parts of my weekend visit to Chicago. The staff was beyond accommodating. I had transp
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Fantastic Sunset Paddle
My sister & were a bit apprehensive about kayaking on the Chicago River b/c of all the boat traffic (2nd busiest wa
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Zeba R
Amazing staff & experience
I was only in Chicago for two days but I'm so glad I dedicated an evening to this activity! It was so worth it!! Th
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Urban adventure sport!
My wife and teenage daughters really wanted to go kayaking on the Chicago River, and the Wateriders team made sure
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Mike K
Great company with terrific service
We booked the Wednesday Fireworks paddle to take our 13 yr old grandson on his first Kayak paddle. This company is
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Sunset Paddle did not meet expectations
We had kayaked with Wateriders before and had a good time so felt excited to bring our friend visiting from out of
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Haley S
Chicago architecture kayak tour
My husband wanted to go kayaking got his birthday, so we went on the architecture tour, Homie and Derek were our gu
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Anna D
Highly recommend the sunset tour
The sunset tour was incredible!! Well organized and the tour guides were great!! Loved the mix of paddling, and sto
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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