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Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Go on an unforgettable adventure with Manhattan Kayak's exceptional night tour in NYC. Learn the essentials on land, then glide through the illuminated waters on beginner-friendly glowing kayaks, guided by experts, capturing mesmerizing views of Manhattan and creating lasting memories with breathtaking photos.

🌃 Join a top-notch night tour in NYC!

🚣‍♀️ Learn quick basics on land and hop onto glowing kayaks for beginners.

🗺️ Follow expert guides from the cove near Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum into the Hudson River.

📸 Capture stunning top-to-bottom views of Manhattan!


When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

May - October,
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
*times varybased on tidal current

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: 12+ (children 12-14 must ride double kayak with an adult)
  • Weight: 225lb per person
    What to expect on the day of the experience?
  • Duration: 1h30 (45 minute lesson and 45 minutes on the water)
  • What’s included: All gear, and guided tour.
  • Who will be present: you will have a guide as well as additional guests.
  • Photo/ video: It is not recommended to take photos during the tour as there is an increased chance of water damage to phones and cameras.
  • Specific rules to follow: Your guide will provide you with all rules the day of the tour.
    How to prepare?
  • Weather dependency: The partner will email you at least 2 hours before the activity to cancel due to rain, wind, storms. Light rain is ok, but won’t go in uncomfortable conditions. if person arrives and doesn’t feel safe, they’ll be able to reschedule.
  • Arrival: plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance
  • Parking: The Google maps address is 555 12th Ave. New York, NY 10019. We are at the Pier 84 in the Hudson River Park. This is in Midtown Manhattan near West 43rd St and 12th Ave. After you cross 12th Ave, look toward the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. Walk out onto Pier 84 and go beyond the dog park. You will see the boathouse halfway out on Pier 84.
    To get here:
    (1) Citibike on the Hudson Greenway to the Ferry Terminal at West 40th St and 12th Avenue, dock the bike, then walk 5 minutes north.
    (2) Ride your own bike here and leave it inside on the boathouse racks.
    (3) Drive to West 43rd Street and 12th Avenue and get dropped off.
    (4) Walk northwest from the Times Square or Hudson Yards subways.
  • What to wear: good walking shoes (remove if not relevant)
  • What to bring:
    • Water-friendly clothing, e.g. swimsuit, spandex, synthetic, Dri-Fit. No cotton or jeans because they get heavy when wet!
    • Your seat may get soaked so bring a change of your bottoms
    • A standard gym lock for the lockers. Locks will not be lended.
    • Water-friendly soles and not flip flops
    • Waterproof case or Ziploc bag for your phone
    • Sunscreen and sun hat
    • Reusable water bottle
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: Lockers and changing rooms are available.
    Anything else I should know before going on this experience? 
  • Do we need to know how to swim? Swimming is not needed for kayaking or paddle boarding. To stay safe, wear a life jacket at all times and never exceed the weight limit per person.

Full description

Experience the ultimate nighttime adventure with an unparalleled tour in NYC! Begin by mastering quick basics on land, then embark on glowing kayaks designed for beginners. Follow expert guides as they lead you from the cove near Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum into the Hudson River, leisurely gliding along to capture breathtaking panoramic views of Manhattan from top to bottom. Capture memorable moments with the option to take your own photos or have the guide snap a picture of you.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 72 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

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The night skyline kayak tour in Manhattan was an absolute dream! Paddling under the sparkling lights of the city at night created a magical atmosphere. The knowledgeable guide shared captivating stories about the landmarks we encountered, making it a truly immersive and unforgettable experience.


Experiencing the night skyline kayak tour in Manhattan was like being in a movie! The shimmering lights reflecting on the water created a magical ambiance, and the views of the iconic landmarks were simply mesmerizing. The guide's informative commentary and the peacefulness of the river at night made it an unforgettable journey. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a unique and awe-inspiring perspective of the city.


I can't express enough how incredible the night skyline kayak tour in Manhattan was! The illuminated cityscape was a breathtaking sight as we glided along the Hudson River. The guide's expertise and enthusiasm added an extra level of excitement, and the tour was well-organized, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. If you're looking for a truly memorable adventure in New York City, this tour is an absolute must!