Open 9 am - 5 pm

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 $45). 

As you pay what you can, we appreciate your generosity to ensure that our mission to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world remains resilient through all times. We thank you for your support!


Individual Chicago Kayak Tours


Group Chicago Kayak Tours


What to bring

We recommend bringing a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen and wearing weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes.

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 $45, the base cost of the program

Groups: $375 groups up to 8 / $750 groups of 9-15

What to bring?

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

Questions?

Contact us by email or call 312-692-2737