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Kayaking at Pier 96

Pier 96 Boathouse at W 55 St.

Manhattan Community Boathouse is open for the 2024 season!

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Whether you’re a novice or a pro, kayaking on the Hudson River is a great way to spend a day in New York. And with a combination of free and expert lessons offered at several locations, there’s no excuse for not giving it a try. Experience the joy of kayaking on the Hudson!

Boathouses were built as part of Hudson River Park but are operated by expert Park Partners. Please note that dates and times are subject to change. For the most up to date information on programs and hours, please visit each boathouse’s website.

Manhattan Community Boathouse provides free kayaking on a first-come, first-served basis during the summer and early fall season. Reservations are not accepted, all are welcome! And it’s worth saying again — you can do this for free!

Paddling is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Time on the water is limited to 20 minutes to allow everyone to have a turn.

Be sure to dress accordingly as you will get wet in the boats. There are lockers for items you would like to keep dry, and changing rooms are also available at Pier 96.