Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Downtown Naperville Quarry & Whalon Lake

Kayak / Paddleboard Rentals (Lake Locations Only)

1. Kayak Rental

$10 for 30 minutes (single) / $20 for 30 minutes (tandem)

Come check out our downtown Naperville location, or our new location at Whalon Lake! Includes brief instruction, kayak, paddle, personal flotation device and ACA trained staff available to answer questions and offer guidance on technique and other kayak-related questions. Purchase admission for the Naperville Quarry location at the Paddleboat Hut next to the Riverwalk Cafe. At Whalon Lake, look for our friendly staff at the boat launch. Walk-ins only, no reservation required.

Hours: (weather permitting)

  • (7 days a week @ Naperville Quarry) May 25 – 3rd week August: 10 am – dusk
  • (Friday – Sunday @ Whalon Lake) May 25 – 3rd week August: 10 am – dusk
  • 4th week August through end of September: Weekends only from 10 am – dusk

2. Stand-up paddleboard rental (Downtown Naperville Quarry only)

$12 for 30 minute paddleboard rental

Come check out our downtown Naperville location! Includes brief instruction, kayak, paddle, personal flotation device and ACA trained staff available to answer questions and offer guidance on technique and other kayak-related questions. Purchase admission at the Paddleboat Hut next to the Riverwalk Cafe. Walk-ins only, no reservation required.

Hours: (weather permitting)

  • May 25 – 3rd week August: Weekdays from 10 am – dusk; Weekends from 10 am – dusk
  • 4th week August through end of September: Weekends only from 10 am – dusk

General Information

  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an parent or guardian who can sign a waiver on their behalf.
    • At the quarry, children 13 to 18 years may be on the water without a parent or guardian and children 12 years and under must have a parent or guardian on the water at the quarry with them at all times. Single kayakers/paddleboarders must be at least age 8 go in a single kayak or paddleboard. Children can be in the front of a tandem with an adult 18 years and older as long as they are old enough to sit in the front of the boat independently without moving around or trying to get out of the boat.
    • Please dress appropriately. You will get wet when on the water. Shoes and life jackets must be worn at all times.
  • Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
  • Naperville Kayak reserves the right to cancel any of our activities in the event of severe weather or abnormal weather conditions.

Remember, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just poor choice in clothing”.

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Next to Riverwalk Cafe. Parking at: 435 Aurora Ave., Naperville, IL 60540 (Google Maps / Directions)

Off Royce Rd. in Naperville (Google Maps / Directions)

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