Chicagoland Canoe Base
Business for sale. Owner retiring.

For a weekend trip or multi-day adventure, Chicagoland Canoe Base can outfit you or your entire group with canoe and kayak rentals. We provide great equipment at reasonable prices.

How the rental program works: Renters pick up their boats at the Canoe Base, transport the boats to the destination of their choice and return them to the Chicagoland Canoe Base when finished. We load the craft on your vehicle and furnish you with paddles and preservers. We have information about hundreds of unusual destinations in the Chicagoland area.

Our rentals are charged by the day. For your convenience, if you pick up your rental boat between 3:00pm and 4:30pm on Day 1, use the boat on Day 2 and then return the boat before noon on Day 3, you'll pay only for Day 2. Please note that you must return the boat during our regular business hours and that we are closed on Sunday. Should you wish to paddle Sundays, pick up on Saturday and return on Monday.

Canoe Rentals and Kayak Rentals

Canoes for rent:

Grumman 17' Aluminum Canoes



Kayaks for rent:

Current Design - Squall,

Dagger - Halifax,

Dagger - Charleston

Necky - Kyook,

Necky - Looksha,

Necky - Looksha Sport,

Rentals include Paddles, PFD's (life jackets), and CarTop Carrier System (foam pads/blocks, straps, ropes. If you have just a regular car, you can NOT carry more than one boat. If you need two or more watercrafts, plan ahead to come here with a car for every boat.

Trailers are also available for rent. (Call for details)

Reservations are recommended, but not required.


Canoes                    1 Day             $50, each additional day $35

Kayaks                     1Day             $55,  each additional day $35

Cash or credit card accepted. $50 security deposit required with cash.

No Checks !!


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