Kayaking & Canoeing in New York

Explore New York City’s beautiful waterways by getting in a boat and paddling along some of the city’s rivers, lakes, bays, and ocean. Join kayak and boating tours or take lessons, or strike out on your own along the New York City Water Trail. Bring your own watercraft and paddle on one of hundreds of creeks, rivers, or lakes. Plenty of guides and companies will rent you just the transport you need along with lifejackets and basic instructions!

Beginner and skilled kayakers alike will enjoy a guided trip to Sleepy Hollow Sunset Tour with Hudson River Recreation. Tour places where ghosts and goblins roam free, to historic Tarrytown Lighthouse and amazing views of the palisades, Croton Point and Hook Mountain. Well-trained guides provide instruction. In New York City, join the Downtown Boathouse in Manhattan’s Riverside Park for 20-minute instructional paddles, then paddle away on the Hudson. Kayaks and life vests are provided—you create the romance.

Manhattan Kayak + SUP

Manhattan Kayak + SUP New York

We're about gliding on water - kayaking, stand-up paddling, surfski, races, expeditions. Whether you're here for the skyline or peak performance, paddling is for you. New York's center for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and surf skiing @ W44th: classes, tours, private lessons, parties, rentals, memberships, storage.

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Sebago Canoe Club

Sebago Canoe Club

Sebago Canoe Club is a cultural, educational and recreational resource for New York City small boat enthusiasts and we are proud of our 80+ year history. We continue to attract members of every age and interest and from every ethnic background and financial group.
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Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse

Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse

Want to go kayaking with amazing views of the Brooklyn Bridge & more—for free. From the first weekend in June through the end of August, we have free walk-up kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park between Piers 1 and 2. Everything is first come, first served. We'll get you in a life vest, explain the basics of kayaking, and keep watch over you in the protected embayment while you paddle

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