Spend a Day on the Water!

By Emma McVady

Spend a day on Chicago's Lakefront

Kayak Chicago

This fun activity is the perfect way to spend a day on the water. With a variety of tours, you can explore the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Kayak Chicago also offers classes for sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboards, paddleboard yoga, and more! Check them out to learn some new sea-skills and have a blast on the lake or river.

Shoreline Sightseeing

This cruise line is a great option for a relaxed water outing. If you are determined to see more of the city from a different perspective, hop onto a shoreline boat and sightsee away! Shoreline is the city’s largest fleet, with 11 boats and six water taxis. Get ready for a fun-packed day when you choose Shoreline.

Chicago SUP

If you are looking to try something new, this is the perfect activity. Chicago SUP rents out stand-up paddleboards for a fun day on the water. They also offer exciting lessons, yoga, and sunrise paddles to keep you on your toes. If you are looking for an extra adventure, enjoy one of their expeditions. These expeditions give paddlers the amazing experience of paddling at night!

Jet Ski Chicago

Who doesn’t love to be out on the water in a fast-moving jet ski? This action-packed activity is ideal if you are looking for an exciting day on the lake. Renting a jet ski is the perfect way to zoom through the water and take in the Chicago scenery. Jet Ski Chicago rents high-tech jet skis, which hold 110 horsepower engines, so you are sure to have a blast.

Seadog Cruises

The faster, the better! These speedy tour cruises offer the best of both worlds: a leisure viewing of the city and some swift and speedy turns. These wild rides are sure to splash you with Lake Michigan’s waves and make you smile. The thrilling Seadog ride is a tour and a water-coaster all in one.

Odyssey Cruises

These big boats give dining a luxurious twist. Enjoy a delightful meal while peering across the lake at breathtaking views. Odyssey offers three courses of gourmet food and cocktails. While you eat and take in the views, enjoy some mellow entertainment to top off your experience.

Chicago Riverwalk

The Chicago Riverwalk is a trendy location where the lights reflect off the river creating an unmatched ambiance. The walk features divine views that are complimented by a variety of dining options to complete your experience. Stop by the Riverwalk around golden hour for a relaxing stroll and some delicious dining; it’s the perfect way to spend a night.