Chicago Fireworks Kayak Tour


$79 for REI Members

$99 for non-members

Registration closed


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 12 people

Our favorite thing about the summer? Heading out on the water to enjoy Chicago's awe-inspiring summer fireworks from an uncommon vantage point. This 4-hour kayak tour on the Chicago River delivers that, offering an unparalleled fireworks experience for paddlers with previous experience. We'll bring everything you need to reach the Chicago River's most picturesque spots and share some paddling tips along the way. This is a stunning season to be out on the water - hope you'll join us!

  • Watch the fireworks from a unique location - the Chicago River!
  • Learn about basic kayak techniques and equipment

What to bring with you

Map image of REI Boathouse at Ping Tom Memorial Park

More directions and information

If you have any questions, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm @ 312-929-3047; or Friday-Sunday on our after hours phone @ 312-834-3734; or by email at - All of these are monitored mailboxes.