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    Fireworks Paddle! / Navy Pier Fireworks Chicago Kayak Tour

    Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals
    Ready yourself for some explosive fun! This kayaking tour sets off about two miles away from Chicago's Navy Pier, and features a relaxed nighttime paddle that will leave you dazzled ... Particularly when you reach your destination just in time to take in a thunderous fireworks display! You'll be in prime position to take in the show as it lights up the water around you. Afterwards, you'll paddle back along the Chicago River to your starting destination, enjoying the nighttime luminescence of the Chicago's towering architecture on either side. Whether you're a novice who's never set foot in a kayak or an experienced river romper, you'll be touched by the poetic beauty of this introspective journey. Just remember to stow your paddle safely if you're going to clap for the fireworks - it's a long trip back if you have to swim!
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    Shady Chicago: Ghosts and Gangsters of Hustlertown (PG13)

    Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals
    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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    Chicago KayOuts

    Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals
    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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    Wateriders Classic Chicago Kayak Tour

    Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals
    Embark on a river expedition into the heart of one of the nation's great wild frontiers: Chicago. During this urban tour, you'll take to the waters of the Chicago River for an invigorating and unique kayaking experience. Wateriders' tour guides are knowledgeable adventurists, able to show you the ropes if you're a first timer, and full of information about the eclectic downtown architecture that'll be looming on either side of you during the course of the trip. Sights of interest include numerous famous skyscrapers - and bridges that you'll pass directly under. Whether you're a Chicago newcomer looking to get a unique look a the city, or a resident looking for a fun outdoor adventure without having to leave town, you'll find something to embrace on this urban tour. Discover an intimate perspective of the city that no other type of tour can offer...and observe Chicagoans in their natural habitat.
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