We've Always Dreamed of Having the Outdoors as Our Office
Urban Kayaks is Chicago's ultimate adventure destination. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago and led by its professional staff of certified American Canoe Association (ACA) instructors Urban Kayaks is Chicago's premier kayaking outfitter. Our first class instruction and top of the line equipment can't be beat. In the end, Urban Kayaks isn't about us, its about you. Come in and let us share the city that raised us and the adventure that inspired us with you. We guarantee you'll love it!
The Founders from right to left
Lead tour guide for Urban Kayaks. Aaron is an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor and spends most of his time paddling the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Aaron is one of the Chicago River's most experienced tour guides with years of experience in the industry.
Trip Leader, and Instructor for Urban Kayaks. Asher is an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor. Asher worked closely with his brother in the industry for many years and is one of the most experienced and qualified instructors and guides on the Chicago River. His passion for kayaking will make you want to come back again and again.
Head Instructor for Urban Kayaks. James is an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor. With a lifetime of recreational kayaking experience from the coast of New Zealand to the raging rapids of Colorado his love for the sport and his adventurous spirit are contagious.