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Paddle and explore the history of Midtown Manhattan led by Manhattan Kayak Co.

The tour will start with a one-hour presentation at the Pier 84 Boathouse Classroom that’s free to the public. Then, Intermediate-Expert paddlers hit the water with a guide and tour the waterfronts of Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea.

Visit the site of a massive fire in Hell’s Kitchen, see where the Titanic’s survivors came ashore and more. You’ll snack on the water at Little Island and then paddle back. This tour will cover four miles round-trip.

Important Details

  • The first hour of the tour is a free slideshow presentation open to the public.
  • The River tour is at an Intermediate level. Before booking, complete a Basics 1-2-3 Classes or get pre-screened. Each season, start with shorter tours and work up to longer tours.

What To Bring

  • Your own lock for the lockers
  • Dry bag with water bottle and snacks
  • Quick dry clothes suitable for the day and extras for after

Manhattan Kayak Co Provides

  • A 1-hour presentation on land and 2.5-hour optional paddle trip
  • Touring kayak or paddle board, lifejacket, paddle and tour guide
  • Restroom, lockers, outdoor showers and changing room

Visit Manhattan Kayak Co’s website for more information and to register.

Park visitors enjoy drifting along the Hudson River in their kayaks

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Sunday, May 19
2:00 PM – 5:15 PM
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