Groups and Special Events

Fun abounds on the water and groups, socials, team building and special events are a speciality offering multi sport activities at Chicago Paddle Rentals!

Groups of up to 50 are welcome and no experience is necessary. We’ll teach everyone the basics of paddleboarding and Hobie kayaking, jet skiing and more! Our programs are designed for people of all ages and physical abilities. Everyone will have a great time!

Call us now so we can create a custom multi water sport day of fun for your group! Advanced reservations required.


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Chicago Paddle Rentals is located on the south end of 31st Street Harbor, Dock J right next to the boat launch ramp.

Parking is plentiful, convenient and always available.

There are three parking options and the closest to our location is to park in the boater / visitor lot on the harbor facilities. Exit Lake Shore Drive at 31st Street and drive towards the lake. Follow the inner park road past the welcome sign and watch left side for entrance for covered parking. Take parking ticket, go left, drive through the length of lot and walk to our office.

If the boater / visitor lot is full park in overflow lot on south side of 31st Street just west side of Lake Shore Drive. The third option is to park in lot along lake towards McCormick Place

3155 S. Lake Shore Drive, Dock J
Chicago, IL 60653


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Monday – Friday Hobie Mirage Kayak specials

Second hour or second kayak in conjunction with first rental at full price second hour is 1/2 price. (1/2 price discounted kayak is taken from lower priced kayak).

Hobie Mirage Kayaks per hour plus tax:

Hobie Mirage Outback (single)
Hobie Mirage Oasis (tandem)
Hobie Mirage Angler 14′ (single)
Hobie Mirage Adventure Island (single with sail)
Hobie Tandem Island (tandem with sail)



    Chicago Paddle Rentals

“Paddle Board and Hobie Kayak Rentals Picked for Editor’s Choice Award
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Chicago Paddle Rentals, located at Chicago’s preeminent 31st Street Harbor is the paddle sports division of Chicago Water Sport Rentals that exclusively rents Hobie Mirage Drive Kayaks and Bic Paddleboards. Paddleboard Yoga, Paddleboard Pilates and Hobie Fitness classes are also offered.

Reservations are always recommended and appreciated.

We look forward to having you as our guests!


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Team Building

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Paddleboard Yoga

SUP and Yoga in Chicago

SUP + YOGA? It’s like what happened when people started putting the cheese on macaroni. It just goes together. Classes run for an hour and may vary depending on prior experience and ability. The first part of class will be on land to stretch, learn what hath not yet been learned, and ask questions. Land time will last about 5 minutes. Then, we plop those boards in the water and off we go with yoga. Again, depending on ability, classes will have a focus on breathing, balancing, core, and uniting with that internal YOU. You’ll have fun and you’ll be impressed with yourself.

You may sign up for a single class, get a package, and/or an unlimited deal for the summer. Private Lessons are available as a single class, package, or unlimited as well.

SUP Board Rental’s, SUP Yoga & SUP Lesson Rates

Monday – Friday Paddleboard Rental Special:
Second hour or second board in conjunction with first rental at full price second hour is 1/2 price.

SUP Rental Cost Discount
1x 1 hour rental $25
6x rentals $21 per / $144 total prepaid
12x rentals $15 per / $180 total prepaid plus tax
Yoga w/Rental Cost Discount
Single Class- SUP Yoga $50.00 0%
Package- 5 Classes SUP Yoga $135.00 10%
Package- 10 Classes SUP Yoga $255.00 15%
Package- 15 Classes SUP Yoga $360.00 20%
Unlimited 90 day classes SUP Yoga $599.00 n/a
Private Yoga w/Rental Cost Discount
Private Single SUP Yoga $65.00 0%
Private 5 Classes SUP Yoga $292.00 10%
Private 10 Classes SUP Yoga $552.00 15%
SUP Lesson w/Rental Cost Discount
Private SUP lesson $50.00 0%
Private- 5 Classes- SUP Lesson $225.00 10%

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Chicago Paddle Rentals at 31st Street Harbor the paddle sports division of Chicago Water Sport Rentals exclusively rents Hobie Mirage Drive kayaks and Bic Paddleboards. We have a water sport activity for everyone so come visit us and see Chicago from a new view!

The entire Chicago skyline is before you with unencumbered views of Soldier Field, Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Adler Planetarium, and other major significant Chicago landmarks!

Exclusive to Chicago Paddle Rentals we’re proud to introduce to the world, Hobie Fitness classes. Elevate your personal or group training to an entirely new level and sign up now. Class sizes are limited. We also offer Paddleboard Yoga and Paddleboard Pilates and group paddles. All instructors are certified to their concentration and speciality. Our kayak loyalty to Hobie, the worlds finest kayak and we have largest and most diverse collection of Hobie Mirage Drive Kayaks in the entire Midwest!


Available for your enjoyment we carry the Outback, Revolution, Pro Angler 14′, Outback, Oasis, and the Adventure Island and Tandem Island. Full training is available for Island series (sailing) kayak.

To prepare for your day on the we suggest the following: Hat, Water, Polarized Sunglasses, Towel, Sunscreen, Snack and Cover up.

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Water Spin Classes

New and exclusively available from Chicago Paddle Rentals at 31st Street Harbor, Hobie Fitness and the Hobie Kayak Spin series!

Hobie MirageDrive Animation


The Hobie MirageDrive an incredibly robust, revolutionary propulsion pedal-driven system that moves the kayak forward just as if you were riding a bike!  The MirageDrive and the seat are adjustable to accommodates a wide size range of pedalers. The kayak spin series is the equivalent of a stationary bike spin class but you’re on the water.  This workout combines your largest muscles, your legs to pedal & your upper body core strength to paddle!


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The class series will offer several varieties and the initial 70 minute class will be 20 minutes pedal, 10 minutes paddle / repeat, 20 minutes pedal, 10 minutes paddle / 10 minute combination warm down.

Two MirageDrive size options are available, regular & turbo and based on your endurance and will to push yourself opt for the turbo drive.  Either drive choice, you’re guaranteed the best workout in Chicago on the water!

Hobie Kayak Spin Series Schedule:

Sunday: 9:00 AM

Monday: 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM

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Kayak spin programs are available for private parties, groups, health club extensions and tri & bike clubs. This is a perfect outlet for the busy health conscience person and active professional who is pressed for time to enjoy the lake but fitness is part of their personality and how they identify.


Very Cool …Very Unique … Unduplicated Anywhere!

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Hobie Fishing Kayaks


Check back soon for exciting news.


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Hobie Sailing Kayaks

The Adventure Island and Tandem Island blends timeless design with Hobie innovation. Kayaks and trimarans provide truly outstanding ways of enjoying the water—the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island combines these joys in each kayak.


Grab a partner and enjoy the ride on a Tandem Island. The puff hits and the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island’s leeward ama chisels into the water, its efficient, square-topped mainsail immediately translating increased wind speed into extra boat speed.


The Adventure Island and the Tandem Island are highly efficient, pedal-or paddle-or sail powered allowing sailors of all abilities to fully experience the Hobie lifestyle.


Training is included with all rentals and you’ll be surprised how easy sailing a Hobie kayak us.
Hobie Mirage Drive Kayaks are proudly available from Chicago Paddle Rentals at 31st Street Harbor.

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