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Address: 500 N Kingsbury St, East Bank Club Dock, Kinzie Street Bridge, Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60654-5721
Phone Number: +1 312-953-9287
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The pioneers of kayaking on the Chicago River, Wateriders has been hosting...

The pioneers of kayaking on the Chicago River, Wateriders has been hosting kayak tours for 20 years. Guests get an unbeatable view of the city's beautiful interior skyline as they paddle through the architectural canyon that is downtown Chicago. Located on the riverwalk behind the East Bank Club in the River North neighborhood, Wateriders is ideally situated for making the most out of one's adventure and is easily accessible by all means of transportation. Both guided tours and open rentals are available.

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Great way to explore the city!

Completely understand why it is so highly rated here on TripAdvisor. Joel and Ben were our guides and they could not make the evening more enjoyable. Great tour with just enough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
PerterSWE
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Linkoping, Sweden
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Linkoping, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Completely understand why it is so highly rated here on TripAdvisor. Joel and Ben were our guides and they could not make the evening more enjoyable. Great tour with just enough fun and historical facts. A must if you have a couple of days in Chicago!

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McHenry, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Best way to see the city , Friendly staff. Discount on parking makes it affordable for everyone. Must do!!!

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

After a great idiots guide to kayaking from Matt, we got into the Kayaks and paddled down the river. Fantastic views of the city and from a very unique perspective. It really is a must do for those slightly active people.

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Thank Rob N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A unique view of the city! As a first-time kayaker and a non-swimmer, I enjoyed so much the experience. Matt provided excellent training (how to turn, do's and don'ts) and it was easy. I'll will do this again, bring friends and suggest kayaking to my out-of-town family and friends when they visit Chicago.

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Thank mcprado
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

There is nothing quite like seeing Chicago from this perspective! We loved being on the water as evening descended onto the city. We felt safe the whole time. The guides did a great job of helping you navigate the river. Seth did a great job sharing a ton of interesting info about the city. Would definitely recommend this experience!

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Thank Allison T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a private tour - Adam was super easy to work with- he was responsive and provided the information I needed. We had a great trip!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I did this with a friend, who had never gone kayaking. They did a great job explaining. Everyone was awesome, and most importantly, it was an amazing location. Totally recommend it for anyone with upper body mobility to do!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My friends and I did two tandem kayaks- just the rental. They lend you a life jacket but they do not have waterproof storage bags to rent out. Leave your bags/ purses with them at the tent (in their closet). You get wet. They give you safety tips, and give you a mini lesson if you've never kayak'ed before. It... More 

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Thank RunningNY
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I had such a great time on the Chicago River at night. The tour was really fun and well organized. The tour guides (Seth, Peter and "Taco") kept us safe! It was my first time on a kayak and they gave us thorough guidance. I highly recommend Wateriders!

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Merriam, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I was looking to go solo rather than taking a tour, and Wateriders had nice, flexible offerings. They responded very quickly to an initial inquiry, so I had a very good feeling right from the start. I arrived early, listened to a fun, informative safety briefing for a tour group and then was brought to the dock. All equipment was... More 

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