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COVID Safety Policy

Essentials To Know For Your Visit

We prioritize your safety first at Manhattan Kayak. We aim to keep you and our staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read this policy before arriving at Pier 84 Boathouse. Thank you very much!


  1. Reservations are required.
  2. If you or anyone in your house is sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms or has been near someone who has, stay home.
  3. Each person must sign an e-waiver before visiting.


  1. No cash accepted. Reserve seats online and sign an e-waiver prior to entering.
  2. Unvaccinated people must wear a face mask. Fully vaccinated people (i.e., ≥2 weeks after final vaccine dose) are not required to wear a mask. For safety, remove all masks on the water.
  3. Use hand sanitizing stations located around the boathouse.


  1. We follow a NY Forward COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan.
  2. Reservations are required to limit the number of people in the space.
  3. Paddles and boats are disinfected after use with CDC-approved products.
  4. Lifejackets are washed after each use and used only once daily.
  5. Staff are screened on arrival and stay home if they feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.
  6. Visitors can use 5 alcohol-based hand-sanitizing stations and 2 touch-less hand-wash sinks.
  7. Check-in is 100% contact-less. We use signs, stanchions, and plexiglass to spread out visitors.
  8. We follow all federal, state, local, and industry guidelines for social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting.

Have A Safe And Fun Time On The Water!

Lukas Paddleboarder
“Make sure you fulfill the requirements for winter paddling – it’s unbeatable to paddle in winter!”
  • Crewsaver Drysuit
  • Fleece & merino base layers
  • Nike Vapor Gloves
  • NeoSport 5mm Booties
Hyunyung Paddleboarder

“It’s so peaceful! The water is flatter and quieter and the early sunsets are beautiful.”

  • Supskin Dynamic Drysuit
  • Synthetic or Smartwool 250 base…or bikini!
  • Seavenger 1.5mm Gloves
  • NRS 5mm Booties with plastic bags over my socks
Habiba Kayaker

“It was often like paddling on glass – stunning! You end up making a good set of friends, get time to yourself and away from the city.”

  • Kokatat Hydrus Drysuit
  • Fleece & thermal base
  • Shaalek Heated Gloves
  • 2 pairs of socks inside drysuit. No booties!
David Kayaker

“It felt like the river was just ours. Kayaking after a snowfall is particularly special.”

  • Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 Drysuit
  • REI synthetic base layers
  • Palm Talon Mitts
  • Kokatat Keo Booties
Marianna Kayaker
“It’s not as cold and scary as you think! Sunny winter days on the water are delightful.”
  • Typhoon Ezeedon Drysuit
  • Uniqlo Heattech base
  • Stohlquist Toaster Pogies with kayaking gloves
  • Neosport 7mm Booties
Chong Kayaker
“I like the camaraderie. The environment at the boathouse is more intimate. The city and Hudson are so beautiful and calm. Experience it!”

  • Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 Drysuit
  • Breathable wool base
  • Stohlquist Toaster Pogies with nothing under
  • NRS Kicker Remix booties
Paris Paddleboarder
“There’s way less traffic on the river.”
  • Stohlquist Shift Drysuit
  • Stohlquist Vapor Union Suit base layer
  • Brace Master Gloves with thin sun gloves under
  • NeoSport 7mm Booties
Pierre-Elie Paddleboarder
“It’s amazing as the water is often calm and the weather nice.”
  • Supskin Dynamic Drysuit
  • Decathlon Wedze base
  • Kokatat Hydrus Drysocks with wool socks
  • NRS HydroSkin Forecast 1.5mm Gloves