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Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Maximize your learning with private kayak or Stand Up Paddle (SUP) instruction, whether you want to fast-track through basics or target specific skills. Our skilled instructors cater to all levels, customizing sessions to your unique goals.

🚣‍♂️ Private Class for Kayaking or Stand-Up Paddleboarding

🏊‍♂️ All levels welcome: non-swimmers, beginners, and advanced paddlers

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Personalized instruction for solo or group (up to 4) sessions

🌊 Cove next to Intrepid Aircraft Carrier, then progress to Intermediate Tours!


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: 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. Maximum 5 people per class.
  • 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 perfect Private Class for Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle boarding. All levels are welcome, including non-swimmers, complete beginners, and advanced paddlers. Progress faster through the fundamentals with a private instructor dedicated to your goals, whether you come solo or with up to 4 companions. Classes take place in the serene cove adjacent to the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. Upon completing either 3 private classes or Basics classes, you'll be prepared to join our thrilling Intermediate Tours.

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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