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    Canoeing

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    Sometimes, you just need to escape the city life, requiring the calmness of nature. Why not spend a lazy afternoon exploring canyons, caves, sandstone bluffs, and observing herons and other wildlife in Fox River, Illinois? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day. Here, you'll paddle through Fox River, listening to the soft streams of the river paired with chirping birds and lovely exploration. For those of you in need of a day-cation or simply an escape, Fox River is the ultimate place to relax.
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    Canoeing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Paddle in a canoe down the scenic Fox River
    • Spend a lazy afternoon exploring canyons, caves, sandstone bluffs, and observe herons and other wildlife
    • Relax during a day away from the city stresses
    • No experience necessary
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    Scuba Introduction

    Do you have a yearning sense of adventure? Are you more comfortable in water than on land? Discover scuba diving under the supervision of a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) professional! Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including the core basic concepts, and scuba skills. When you participate in this class, you will discover the freedom of the waters and even your own serenity. As soon as you complete this class, which includes an informative lesson as well as a diving lesson, you'll be on your way to an internationally recognized certification. Get ready to dive today!
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    Scuba Introduction

    12003 S Cicero Ave, Alsip

    • Experience the thrill of scuba diving
    • Practice diving under the supervision of a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) professional
    • Discover scuba diving techniques firsthand in a pool or pool-like conditions
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    Shady Chicago: Ghosts and Gangsters of Hustlertown (PG13)

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    Get ready to wet yourself...Not because you'll be falling into the Chicago River (hopefully) during this kayaking adventure, but because of the terrifying tales that you'll hear along the way. This evening excursion will have you paddling through downtown, where on either side of you dark buildings and notorious legends loom large. Get a unique perspective at the urban environment that crafted by the likes of Johnny Torrio, Jim Colosimo, and Al Capone. You'll also learn about many of the reportedly haunted spots along the way - relics of the city's bloody past. Whether you're first time kayaker, or have some experience, you'll be in good hands thanks to the trained and experienced adventurist that'll serve as your guide. However, if a semi-transparent Al Capone pokes his head out of the water ... paddle faster.
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    Shady Chicago: Ghosts and Gangsters of Hustlertown (PG13)

    500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago

    • Embark on an evening kayaking adventure through the heart of Downtown Chicago
    • Learn about the city's mob-filled past and several supposedly haunted sites along the river
    • Get some light physical exercise while feeding your need for adventure
    • Indulge your sense of adventure without having to leave Chicago
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    Fireworks Paddle

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    Blow up your previous notions of a fun with an urban escapade for the ages! You'll have the best seats in the city to watch the Navy Pier fireworks show. That's because you'll be sitting in a kayak directly below as blasts of color light up the tranquil waters around you! But half the fun is in getting there and back, as this kayaking escape takes you down the Chicago River at night, with the lights of the buildings rising high on either side. All told, you'll venture six miles on the water, making for a nighttime row you can savor. While some athletic ability is recommended, all skill levels are welcome on this voyage, whether you've ever stepped foot into a kayak or not. Let the thrill of the night ignite your imagination, and add a little spark to your life!
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    Fireworks Paddle

    1220 W LeMoyne Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy a nighttime kayaking adventure below the glittering city via the Chicago River
    • Park your kayak off of Navy Pier and take in a thrilling fireworks show
    • Let a certified instructor show you the ropes during a safe row
    • Feel the adrenaline of adventure consume your senses and fuel your sense of wonder
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    City Lights Paddle

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    This nighttime adventure is so riveting you're basically guaranteed to wet yourself. Hop into a kayaking and explore the Chicago River during a guided tour in which you over six miles of water. As you row, you'll be mesmerized by the lights of Chicago at night rising high on either side of you and reflecting off of the water all around you. Your guide will point out some of the historical sights along the way, but this ride is more about letting the thrill of an evening excursion take over your imagination and fuel your sense of awe. Whether you've got some experience paddling or a you're a complete novice, you'll appreciate this intimate perspective of the urban landscape. Quench your thirst for fun with journey through the heart of Chicago.
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    City Lights Paddle

    1220 W LeMoyne Ave, Chicago

    • Kayak across the city on the Chicago River during this energizing nighttime adventure tour
    • Learn about history and architecture Chicago as you paddle by several famous sites
    • Let a certified instructor show you the ropes during a safe row
    • Feel adrenaline of adventure consume your senses and fuel your sense of wonder
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    PADI Full Scuba Certification Weekend Course

    The only thing that tops a weekend of diving is one that ends with getting a scuba certification! Show your talents, execute skill exercises, and tour the waters of a quarry environment. You'll discover, with ease, how simple it can be to navigate the watery scenery and explore the aquatic world. Weekend one consists of the classroom/pool training portion of the course. After that you will be ready to schedule your Open Water Certification Dives. The first day will focus on the first two of four dives, and the second day will focus on the last two. After the fourth dive, you'll be a certified scuba diver for life! You'll get to view the waterscape like you've never seen before!
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    PADI Full Scuba Certification Weekend Course

    1001-G Nicholas Blvd, Elk Grove Village

    • Dive to new depths while completing the four dives necessary for a full, lifetime scuba certification
    • Enjoy the inspiring feeling of being submerged underwater with the capacity for insight and exploration
    • Become fully equipped with knowledge of scuba safety precautions and equipment
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    Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

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    See Chicago from a completely new perspective... from the seat of a kayak. On this kayak tour, uncover the unique architecture and history that makes Chicago so, um, Chicago! You'll begin with an introduction to paddle strokes, group dynamics, and river safety. From there, enjoy a guided tour on the river, paddling through the great urban canyon betwixt skyscrapers. Learn the stories of how the city came to be and grew up along the river. This isn't something to be missed.
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    Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the stories of how the city grew up along the water
    • Uncover Chicago's rich history and impressive architecture
    • Paddle down the river and take in the sites of skyscrapers
    • No experience necessary
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    Chicago KayOuts

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    Rather play than go to the gym? Give yourself a break without blowing your fitness goals during this calorie-burning expedition! You'll be taking to the Chicago River through Downtown Chicago with some high-tempo paddling. Whether you've kayaked before or not, you'll find yourself in good hands thanks to the experienced staff at Wateriders. You'll also be able to choose your own pace, putting yourself to the test with an all-out row, or enjoying a more leisurely tempo. The towering architecture on either side makes for a great backdrop to workout, and chances are you'll be having so much fun you'll hardly notice you're breaking a sweat. This is also a great way to improve your kayaking skills with a group of fellow adventurists who share your own expeditious wavelengths. The gym will be there when you get back. Adventure waits for nobody.
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    Chicago KayOuts

    500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a high-tempo workout while kayaking through Downtown Chicago
    • Take a break from your regular exercise routine without falling off track
    • Build your upper body strength with an efficient low-impact workout
    • Satiate your adventurous side while developing your paddling skills
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    Lake Paddling (North Avenue Beach)

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    Chicago life has its conveniences. Deep dish pizza, for one. But let's face it: concrete gets tiresome. So how about leaving the city behind for a spell during this kayak paddle along the shore of the Lake! You'll start off the trip with an introduction to the basics of paddling, so even if you have zero experience manning a kayak, you'll be able to take part in this rousing open-water exploration. Out on the Lake, you'll be treated to perfect views of the urban skyline, attaining an appreciation for its immense scope. In addition to this eye-opening perspective, you'll be getting a light upper body workout, and introducing yourself to what very well might be a lifelong hobby! Besides, doesn't absence makes the heart grow fonder? That's gonna be some really delicious pizza when you get back!
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    Lake Paddling (North Avenue Beach)

    1600 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

    • Escape the city and embark on an open water kayak exploration of Lake Michigan
    • Enjoy water-level views of Chicago from afar that will alter your perspective of the city
    • Let a certified instructor show you the ropes during a safe row
    • Allow an energizing adventure to consume your senses and fuel your sense of wonder
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    Jet Skiing on the Fox River (weekend)

    Looking for a day out on the water? Renting a jet ski from VIP Chicago Parties is the perfect way to spend a couple hours on an afternoon or an evening. VIP Chicago Parties is dedicated to providing great jet skis and services with the highest degree of safety and fun. They have built their reputation and long-term relationship with satisfied clients around the Chicago-area. Their goal is to make your jet ski rental experience easy, fun, and very memorable. Never driven a jet ski? No problem! Chicago VIP Parties will provide a short training session for the group or driver upon arrival and prior to boarding your water vehicle. Break loose and ride the waves!
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    Jet Skiing on the Fox River (weekend)

    320 N 2nd St, St Charles

    • Experience the adventure of jet skiing on the Fox River
    • Embrace the beautiful scenery and memorable experience
    • Enjoy nature's waves like never before with a partner
    • All levels welcomed!
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