Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals

Paddleboard and kayak boat rentals are available Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 6pm at Lloyd Beach starting May 26 and at Elder Lane Beach starting June 16. Rentals are also available Thursday and Fridays by request. Contact for more info/to make a request.

Rentals include kayak/paddle board, paddle(s), Coast Guard approved life jacket, and basic technique and safety instruction. For more information about how, where, and when you can rent our SUPs, or to reserve a board online, please click here. Reservations can also be made by emailing

If you do not show up for your reservation within 15 minutes of the reserved time, your board may be available to other interested participants. Walk-in rentals are accepted.

Paddleboard Rental
$25 per hour*

Kayak Rental
$20 per hour*

*After 1st hour the hourly price will be deducted by $5

About Uncle Dan’s Outfitters

Our adventure began in 1972 with a simple goal: help outfit the great people of Chicago to explore the outdoors. What was once a small army navy surplus shop has grown to become so much more. We believe in carrying the best products, hiring passionate people and treating you as more than a customer, but as our neighbor and our friend.

Whether it’s navigating cold winters, camping in the mountains, or backpacking through Europe, Uncle Dan’s Outfitters is for everyone. All are welcome from travelers to hikers to walkers to campers to glampers to commuters to dog walkers. From path to pub, mountain to museum, we will outfit you from everyday urban adventures to exciting excursions abroad.

We don’t just sell the latest in clothing, footwear and gear, we’re all about quality. From partnering with the best brands in the industry to handpicking our collection each season, everything we recommend is something we would wear and use ourselves. We pride ourselves on our great team who really know the ins-and-outs of all things outdoors. They’re a bunch of passionate outdoor enthusiasts who want to share their knowledge and help you find exactly what you need.


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