Sailboat and kayak rentals are now available by the hour, day or season at Evanston's Dempster Street Beach.
Through Labor Day, residents and nonresidents age 18 and older can rent watercraft and cruise Lake Michigan.
A valid state ID and credit card are required. Rental hours are 3-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Kayak fees start at $25/hour and sailboat rentals start at $30/hour. Multiple hour discounts and reduced fee punch passes are available. Life jackets are provided for all passengers as part of the rental fee.
For adults who want to learn how to sail or kayak, or who are looking to refresh their skills, private lessons are also offered at Dempster Street Beach. Lessons are held during normal watercraft rental hours, Monday-Sunday.
For more information about renting watercraft or taking lessons, call the Dempster Street Beach office at 847-866-4167.