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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!

BEFORE YOUR VISIT:

  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.

DURING YOUR VISIT:

  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.

OUR STEPS FOR VISITORS AND STAFF:

  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!

Imports – 6 of 7
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
Imports – 5 of 7
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
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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!
Imports – 2 of 7
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
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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
Imports – 7 of 7
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
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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
Imports – 3 of 7
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
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