Lucky for me, my brother and his family live in Chicago so I visit them often.
Kayaking in the Chicago River. Although I live on the ocean as well as work on ships I have never been kayaking before. After reading an article about kayaking tours on the Chicago River I called my brother and got the okay to book a couple of reservations.
The operator was Kayakchicago.com . We arrived for our 3 hour trip at a peaceful location as far as big cities go , got a briefing on kayaking and our group of about 16 plus 3 guides were on our way. This my friends was worth every penny of the $65 . The weather was awesome and the water was smooth. Our guide gave an informative narrative with some humor thrown in along the way. Keep in mind, stay hydrated but it’s also 3 hours with no way to use a bathroom, timing is crucial… You get to see some amazing views of the city, views that you normally would miss from the street. I was able to snap a pic with my phone when we took a break and I could get my camera out of my ziplock bag.