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Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Overview

Experience the thrill of kayaking as you learn the basics at Hudson River Park, then set off on an hour-long guided adventure along the Hudson River. Marvel at the iconic sights of The Edge, Hudson Yards, One Times Square, and Central Park Tower, while immersing yourself in the rich history and architectural wonders of NYC.

🚣‍♂️ Learn quick kayaking basics at Hudson River Park.

🌆 Embark on an hour-long adventure with a knowledgeable kayak guide.

🌉 Enjoy stunning views of The Edge, Hudson Yards, One Times Square, and Central Park Tower.

📜 Pause along the way to explore NYC history and architectural wonders.

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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 - Sunday
*times vary based on tidal current

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: 7+ (ages 7-14 must ride with an adult)
  • Weight: 225lb per person

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 1h30
  • What’s included: All gear needed and the lesson.
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide as well as your private group. One on-water chaperone per 9 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: Water-friendly clothing, e.g. swimsuit, spandex, synthetic, Dri-Fit. No cotton or jeans because they get heavy when wet!
  • What to bring:
    • 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

Discover the fundamentals of kayaking swiftly at Hudson River Park, then join a knowledgeable kayak guide for an hour-long adventure on the majestic Hudson River. Starting from the iconic Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, paddle out to witness breathtaking vistas of The Edge, Hudson Yards, One Times Square, and Central Park Tower, with the potential to admire the entire west side of Manhattan on clear days. As the tour meanders, take pauses to delve into the captivating history of NYC and marvel at its architectural wonders. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the tour can be customized to accommodate your pace, with experts covering up to 6 miles and skipping the lesson.

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.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Jamie

We booked a private kayak tour in NYC for a special occasion, and it exceeded our expectations in every way. The tour guide was not only knowledgeable but also passionate about the city and its waterways. They took us to hidden spots and shared fascinating stories that we would have never known otherwise. The kayaks were comfortable and stable, perfect for beginners like us.

Kelly

My partner and I had a fantastic time on our private kayak tour in NYC. The tour operator was professional and provided all the necessary equipment, making it a hassle-free experience. The highlight for us was paddling under the famous bridges and getting breathtaking views of the city.

Sam

I recently went on a private kayak tour in NYC and it was absolutely amazing! The experience was personalized and tailored to our preferences. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly,