Another way of exploring the water
This activity is really fun, safe and healthy - dive in!
Take yourself out on the river.
If you like a bit of adventure and you want to visit the city at your own pace, the best way of travelling around on the river is to rent a single or double kayak and have some exercise out on the water. With offers for groups and the option of taking a guide, you can either decide on a destination or you can simply follow your nose and explore the city shoreline. At Wateriders (www.wateriders.com) you can rent a kayak for 20 dollars per hour or a go on a guided tour for about 60 dollars; Kayak Chicago (www.kayakchicago.com) has similar offers and prices from Wednesday to Saturday. At Urban Kayaks (www.urbankayaks.com) they offer a guide as well as renting which allows you to go at your own pace. If you want to try out a new and intrepid experience we recommend going to the Seadog (www.seadogcruises.com) at Navy Pier where you can go on a fun tour on a motor boat which flies over the water. A piece of advice, if you sit at the back you’ll get wet.