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Kayaking NYC

Enjoy fun, interesting, and romantic tours while going kayaking in NYC. Explore the most magnificent views as you visit one of these great places to go kayaking in New York City. Paddle along the city's beautiful rivers, lakes, bays, and ocean with NYC kayaking.

New York Kayak Company, Inc.

Learn Kayaking on the Hudson River!

Extremely popular amongst kayaking enthusiasts in NYC, the New York Kayak Company is a go-to spot for anyone looking to get into the sport of kayaking.  Unlike certain other local outfitters, the instructors are all certified and offer beginner to advanced classes that will cater to everyone' s needs.  The company even offers classes in stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).


The company's shop sells a wide variety of clothing, water shoes, safety gear, paddles, boats, and accessories.  Located on the Hudson River, the New York Kayak Company grants you access to one of the best places to go kayaking in NYC.  Join the company's kayaking club and enjoy all sorts of benefits like exclusive access to a kayak and SUP launch site, convenient kayak and SUP storage, locker rooms, local guided tours, world-class instruction, and discounts on purchases at the store.

The Downtown Boathouse

Free Kayaking in New York City!

A volunteer-run, non-profit boating club in NYC; The Downtown Boathouse provides its locals with free public access to the NYC Harbor through public kayaking programs.  The mission of the organization is to encourage safe public use of the harbor's waters, opening its residents up to increased recreational opportunities.  All operations are run exclusively through volunteers and public donations.


Even if you have zero kayaking experience, you can take out one of the club's kayaks for a short 20-minute paddle inside the protected embayment in front of the boathouse.  You will also be given a life jacket, a kayak, a paddle, and some tips on paddling.  The free kayaking program takes place on weekends and holidays, from the middle of May through the middle of October.  The club also offers 3-hour, guided New York City kayaking trips, from the middle of June to the middle of September.