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Activity Category: On The Water

Manhattan Community Boathouse

Volunteer-run boathouse that offers free kayaking sessions and classes to the public.

Downtown Boathouse

The Downtown Boathouse provides free public access to the New York Harbor through kayaking programs.

Pier 66 Boathouse

Visit Pier 66’s  Boathouse where you can enjoy traversing the Hudson River’s spectacular waterway

Frying Pan

Now found at Hudson River Park’s Pier 66, the Lightship "Frying Pan" is listed on both the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Kayaking at Pier 26

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, kayaking on the Hudson River is a great way to spend a day in New York.

Sailing at Pier 25

Whether you’re interested in taking sailing lessons for the first time, or you’ve been sailing for years, Hudson River Park provides opportunities to get on the water.

John J. Harvey

John J. Harvey, a privately owned fireboat, is moored at Hudson River Park’s Pier 66a.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Located on Hudson River Park’s Pier 86, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark.


The LILAC, a historic steamship built in 1933 for the US Lighthouse service, docks on the north side of Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.

City Cruises

City Cruises has a cruise for everyone, featuring brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour and party cruises where you will see Manhattan’s iconic landmarks.