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Downtown History Trip

Quick Details

Person on our kayaks
Person on our SUPs
Your own kayak or SUP For boathouse storage owners only

Paddle and explore the history of Lower Manhattan

Discover lost eras of Lower Manhattan from Native American settlements to the oldest surviving pier in NYC. We start with a presentation at the Pier 84 Boathouse. Then, paddle downtown to Pier A and back with a tour guide. Float and explore the history of the West Village, TriBeCa, and the Battery. After a snack on the water, paddle back with the guide. We cover 9 miles round trip.


  • Ages 18+
  • Requirements: This is an Intermediate trip. Complete Kayak or SUP Basics 4-lesson series or get approval before booking. Each season, start with shorter trips and work up to longer trips.

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

We provide:

  • Touring kayak or paddle board, lifejacket, paddle, and tour guide
  • Restrooms, lockers, outdoor shower, changing rooms
kayak and SUP selection