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MANHATTAN KAYAK CO










Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in NYC


MANHATTAN KAYAK CO










Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in NYC


MANHATTAN KAYAK CO










Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in NYC


MANHATTAN KAYAK CO










Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in NYC

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

Welcome to your water adventure. You may choose to rent in the cove, take an easy fun trip, or learn and go farther.

ACTIVITIES FOR BEGINNERS

ACTIVITIES FOR BEGINNERS

The most scenic, refreshing experience in NYC. Perfect for first-timers and kids in NYC. Ambitious New Yorkers get to the next level in kayak and SUP lessons.

 

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ACTIVITIES FOR TRAINED PADDLERS

ACTIVITIES FOR TRAINED PADDLERS

The most fun in NYC! Discover secret places and remote islands with real companions. To drop-in without Basics 1-4 first, do our evaluation first.

 

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Manhattan Kayak’s mission is to bring New York City’s 500-mile-long coastline to you.

New York City is our home and the Hudson River is water that we all share. We put locals on the water, form a community, and advocate for healing of the water and of the people.

We welcome first-timers for casual kayaking jaunts to see NYC’s granite foundations shoot into the sky. We truly believe people should learn to paddle correctly though…that’s why we offer lessons. Once you know how to kayak or stand-up paddleboard, it’s more enjoyable! And, you can go farther with a group at your level. Feel the vast ocean carry you to under-the-radar destinations with new friends.

We take frequent paddle trips together and endure ever-changing sea states. Joy comes to us. We’re friends who flow together. We feel connected to the earth. And we are alive more than ever. Come join us!

THE BEST PADDLING IN NYC
★★★★★

Manhattan Kayak Company
Safe socially distant way to visit NYC

The Hudson is perfect for kayaking and offers great views. If you are a beginner MKC offers easy trips on open kayaks. For the more experienced you can visit NJ and take other more challenging trips. Or you can just rent a kayak or paddle and for $10 and practice in the cove for 45 minutes. The instructors and guides are passionate and patient and make for a great experience.

– Jobojoanne | Tripadvisor
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Fantastic way to see Manhattan!

What a fantastic experience! We booked a private tour since we were here midweek, but it was basically the skyline tour. We paddle a lot in the Southeast, but this was a very different experience. Margaret was great in her instructions and picked some great opportunities for some fantastic photos! So fun!

– Molly B. | Tripadvisor
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MKC is a Treasure

The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and they want you to have a great experience on the water. Whether you're a total newbie or an expert paddler, they support you at the right level. They have something for everyone -- practice sessions in the protected cove, short jaunts up and down the river, longer trips across the river to Jersey, and more. And there is nothing like being on the Hudson, open skies above you as the light reflects off the Manhattan skyline. It's an amazing adventure (and a pretty good workout to boot!)

– Marianna V. | Google
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You are the Best

First of all, I don't know how to swim. So the whole experience being on the water in a small kayak was terrifying for me. But I gave it a try. Now I feel confident and having so much fun! It’s truly a life-changing experience! The team is very knowledgeable and patient. They help you to build this skill step by step. Very supportive and atmosphere! You are the best!

– Tati S. | Google
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Really Impressed

I’ve taken Basic Kayaking 1 and 2 there so far and am really impressed. The teachers absolutely know what they’re doing and make sure that students learn techniques correctly. They’re attentive, yet foster independence in students. Going out on open water in a small boat is something that should be taken very seriously and that’s exactly how they approach it. Kayaking is pretty challenging but learning from dedicated educated instructors makes it that much easier.

– Stephanie A. | Google
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My Second Home and Family

It’s my second home and family. I’m a lifelong paddler, waterman, scuba diver, spear fisherman, Eagle Scout and native Floridian who is trapped in New York by life. The time spent learning new skills (I tried to teach myself to paddle board, ohhh how little I knew), working out, and paddling to destinations North and South on Hudson keep me sane and human. Not to mention I’ve made a bunch of new and now close and like-minded friends.

– Davis J. | Google
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Highly Recommend to Everyone

Just came back from the July 4th Skyline Tour. Our guide Jeffrey was great. We had little pre lessons of basic kayaking strategies before heading down to the water. The weather was good today. We took a lot of nice pictures. The facilities of the company were good too. Free lockers, lock and water. I saw the pin map on the wall and there was no pin in my city yet. I dropped the first pin there! Overall, I really like to recommend this place to everyone!

– Joyce Z. | Google
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I Can’t Wait To Go Back

My wife & I greatly enjoyed our rentals at Manhattan Kayak. Making an online reservation was quick, easy, and super affordable. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and very kind to our two small dogs. The equipment was top level, and the cove was amazing. We cannot wait to go back and make this a regular family summer activity. The staff strictly enforced social distancing and sanitation. Everyone wore masks until after launching and the equipment was immediately put into cleaning stations when we were done. They are very dog friendly which is always a plus!

– Kevin W. | Google