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Please note that the Downtown Boathouse is closed for the 2023 season and will reopen in May 2024. Check back next year for updates.

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A defining feature of Hudson River Park is its four custom-built boathouses, which together host New York City’s widest variety of boating programs and activities: kayaking, outboard canoeing, stand-up paddleboard, sailing and even kayak polo. Each boathouse has a different operator and atmosphere, and each is worth visiting. Be sure to check each boathouse website for current hours.

Tribeca’s Pier 26 Boathouse is operated by the Downtown Boathouse, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization launched in 1994 with the mission of providing safe, free — yes, free! — public access to the New York Harbor through kayaking programs. After a brief instructional lesson, adults and children are able to go paddling that very same day in a protected embayment in the Park’s Tribeca waters.