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Duration: 45 minutes

Overview

Experience the exhilarating joy of kayaking and paddleboarding with your dog, no prior swimming or boating experience required! Your expert team will guide you through outfitting, basic strokes, ensuring a safe and enjoyable paddle!

🐶 Dogs welcome for kayaking and paddle boarding!

🌊 No swimming or boating experience required.

🚣‍♂️ Guided outfitting, basic strokes, and launching at Pier 84 Boathouse.

⏱️ 45-minute paddle in the cove with supervised support.

Availability

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

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: 3+. Children 3-14 must double kayak with an adult and dog.
  • Weight: Dogs under 15 lb can ride together. 50 lb dogs ride paddle boards, which have the most seating space.
    What to expect on the day of the experience?
  • Duration: 45 minutes.
  • What’s included: 
    • Dog-friendly lesson
    • Lifejackets for dog and people, kayak or paddle board, paddle
    • Restrooms, lockers, changing rooms, outdoor shower, water bottle filler
  • 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:
    • Shoes that can get wet
    • Your own lock for the lockers
    • Water bottle and dog treats
    • Waterproof phone case recommended
    • Arrive in quick-dry athletic clothes and bring extras
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: Lockers and changing rooms are available.
    Anything else I should know before going on this experience? (Remove if not relevant)
  • 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 joy of kayaking and paddleboarding with your furry friend! No prior swimming or boating experience is required. Our expert team will guide you through the process, from outfitting and learning basic strokes to launching at the Pier 84 Boathouse. Enjoy a paddling adventure in the cove while our team provides supervision, establishes boundaries, and offers assistance to anyone in need.

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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Michael

Paddle and Paws exceeded my expectations! The team's attention to safety and their love for dogs made the outing truly enjoyable. My pup had a blast, and I couldn't be happier. Highly recommend!

Sarah

Such a fantastic experience for both me and my furry buddy! The instructors were patient and made sure we felt comfortable on the water. My dog absolutely loved it! Can't wait to do it again!

Emily

What a unique and memorable adventure! My dog and I had a blast paddling together in the cove. The staff was so friendly and helpful. We're definitely making this a regular activity!