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  • This product had a total of 275 reviews as of our last analysis date on Aug 21 2017.
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{"reviewer_id":"3C60443018CC537EA9338B942B919A40","reviewer_name":"Aaron S","review_text":"Saw Urban Kayak on several trips we have made to Chicago in the past, but never had time to do it. Decided it was a \"bucket list\" activity, so we decided to get some friends together for a weekend trip completely dedicated \u0026 planned around kayaking with Urban Kayak; all other weekend activities took backseat to kayaking. We visited the Chicago Riverwalk location. \n\nAfter the relatively short 3 hour drive from Green Bay, I did the Intro Paddle with a friend on Saturday afternoon. I have paddled numerous times before, but he had never been in a kayak. It was the perfect \"welcome to the Chicago River\" experience for me and allowed my friend to get some great basic instruction while trying things out. Shout out to instructor/guide Connor for a great job. His patience really showed (especially with some other very inexperienced paddlers).\n\nSaturday night, four of us did the Ultimate Fireworks paddle. The tour included several stops in downtown first, to hear about different buildings \u0026 other interesting tidbits about the river. We finished out the night just beyond the Lakeshore Drive Bridge to enjoy the fireworks by Navy Pier. Again, shout out to the guide. I forgot his name, but he was fantastic with telling us stories \u0026 facts along the way.\n\nSunday afternoon we returned for yet another paddle. This time the Historic Chicago tour. Trevor was our guide \u0026 really knew his stuff! We made it farther this time than on the other tours. Much of the information shared by Trevor was the same as during the Ultimate Fireworks paddle the night before, however it was neat to see stuff in the sunshine, also.\n\nOverall, an amazing experience. Highly recommend to anyone who might be interested in slipping away from the chaos of the streets above. The website wasn't very clear, but all of the tours are basically the same (at least from the Riverwalk location). Same course, same info. If the website spelled that out a little better, we may not have repeated so much.\n\nStaff was all great. Not only the instructors/guides, but the staff checking you in as well as the guys on the docks as well. Everyone was pleasant, helpful, and courteous. After each tour, every single staff that we encountered thanked us for paddling with them. To me, this says a ton about the company right there!\n\nKayaks were pretty standard. We all used singles, but there were also tandems available. Paddle was a little long for me, but for the length \u0026 type of trip it certainly did it's job. On the Saturday evening paddle, one of the foot pegs wouldn't stay where I wanted it, and there was an issue with the seat always wanting to almost recline. Again, nothing I couldn't deal with. I didn't remember or really have a chance to point it out after the trip with dozens of paddlers being assisted out of the water in very quick order.\n\nWorthy of a visit, whether novice or experienced paddler. Definitely will be visiting again, perhaps at the Monroe Harbor location next! Also likely to buy a season pass in 2019! 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{"reviewer_id":"221DAE9B067E7842B497D444E01EABD0","reviewer_name":"Holly","review_text":"We took the Historic Chicago tour at 10am on a Saturday morning. The reservation process online was easy and fast. \n\nI was with a group of friends taking a weekend trip to Chicago (aka, we were on a budget) and we wanted to splurge on one excursion to do while in the city, and this was what we decided on! The views are absolutely unbeatable -- there's no other experience like getting to see the city from inches above the river. There was probably ~10 people in our tour, and I liked the smaller group aspect of it (as we watched HUGE tour boats continue to drive by us). \n\nOverall, it was incredibly fun and the pictures that came out of it are so unique -- we really enjoyed it!","review_rating":5.0,"sentiment_class":"positive","sentiment_result":0.8877324583333333,"sentiment_breakdown":[["We took the Historic Chicago tour at 10am on a Saturday morning.",["positive",0.9265179]],["The reservation process online was easy and fast.",["positive",0.94018704]],["I was with a group of friends taking a weekend trip to Chicago (aka, we were on a budget) and we wanted to splurge on one excursion to do while in the city, and this was what we decided on!",["positive",0.94460714]],["The views are absolutely unbeatable -- there's no other experience like getting to see the city from inches above the river.",["unknown",0.6299773]],["There was probably ~10 people in our tour, and I liked the smaller group aspect of it (as we watched HUGE tour boats continue to drive by us).",["positive",0.94457704]],["Overall, it was incredibly fun and the pictures that came out of it are so unique -- we really enjoyed it!",["positive",0.94052833]]],"reviewer_fake_points":70}


{"reviewer_id":"120F8F473B1210C9BDD9A29EDB72D68B","reviewer_name":"Mara R","review_text":"Our company loved this event and can't wait to do it again! It was the perfect Chicago summer activity and was great for a big group to enjoy.","review_rating":5.0,"sentiment_class":"positive","sentiment_result":0.9861552499999999,"sentiment_breakdown":[["Our company loved this event and can't wait to do it again!",["positive",0.9912866]],["It was the perfect Chicago summer activity and was great for a big group to enjoy.",["positive",0.9810239]]],"reviewer_fake_points":35}


{"reviewer_id":"0C5CC064C652F12D612E894EBF4D98C0","reviewer_name":"jessrose14","review_text":"This was definitely a highlight of our trip. We did the guided tour, which helped with regards to the boat traffic as our guide could contact the boats to ensure our safety. I was an inexperienced kayaker and that didn’t matter. Our guide Connor was really fun and made sure we learned some cool information about the city while having some laughs. We also did the architecture boat tour the day before, and I was happy to learn information that was not on the boat tour! Definitely do this!","review_rating":5.0,"sentiment_class":"positive","sentiment_result":0.91280569,"sentiment_breakdown":[["This was definitely a highlight of our trip.",["positive",0.97771317]],["We did the guided tour, which helped with regards to the boat traffic as our guide could contact the boats to ensure our safety.",["positive",0.9406857]],["I was an inexperienced kayaker and that didn’t matter.",["positive",0.80131596]],["Our guide Connor was really fun and made sure we learned some cool information about the city while having some laughs.",["positive",0.94702125]],["We also did the architecture boat tour the day before, and I was happy to learn information that was not on the boat tour!",["positive",0.88443416]],["Definitely do this!",["positive",0.9256639]]],"reviewer_fake_points":5}

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