Open 9 am - 7 pm (Late Close)

Pay-what-you-can registration

We are committed to connecting Chicagoans to the Chicago River ecosystem to foster a community dedicated to restoring and protecting it. Register for the program by paying what you can—from $20 up to $100 (the base cost per person for operating the program is $40). 

As you pay what you can, we appreciate your generosity to help offset the financial impact of the pandemic. We thank you for your support!


Individual Chicago Kayak Tours


Group Chicago Kayak Tours


What to bring

Participants must wear a face covering or mask when within 6 feet of others. We recommend bringing a water bottle and sunscreen and wearing weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes. Please see our FAQs below to learn more about how we are handling COVID-19 to keep participants safe during this program.

About the program

Kayak for Conservation was developed in partnership with environmental not-for-profit Urban Rivers, Shedd’s River Islands contribute to the “Wild Mile” project—the first mile-long floating eco-park on the Chicago River. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Chicago River ecosystem, discover the native wildlife above and below the water’s surface and learn how this new habitat is benefiting native wildlife.

Kayak for Conservation FAQs

Age

Varies by program

Days

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Meeting location

Kayak Chicago: 1220 W LeMoyne, Chicago, IL 60642

Cost

Individuals: Pay-what-you-can registration ranging from $20–$100 per participant, we recommend $40, the base cost of the program

Groups: $250 groups up to 8 / $600 groups of 9-15

What to bring?

Participants are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and sunscreen, and wear weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes.

Participants must wear a face covering or mask when within 6 feet of others. We recommend bringing a water bottle and sunscreen and wearing weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes. Please see our FAQs to learn more about how we are handling COVID-19 to keep participants safe during this program.

Questions?

Contact us by email or call 312-692-2737