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Private parties & families

Private experiences for all levels and ages

Come to the Boathouse for unforgettable outdoor adventures. Our guides are fantastic at making beginners feel comfortable getting on the water. No swimming or boating experience required. Those who don’t paddle can relax on our waterfront patio. Groups can opt to use the patio for BYO snacks and refreshments.

If you have any questions, please email us.

Private Kayaking Trip for up to 33 people

About: Get wowed by skyline panoramas. Guides outfit the group with paddles and lifejackets, give a fun 10-minute lesson on land, then lead the group into the most scenic waters of NYC for an hour. Use sit-on-top kayaks that are excellent for beginners. They’re super stable and easy-to-use.

Who can join: No swimming or kayaking experience required. Ages 7-14: must ride with an adult; 1 chaperone required per 10 kids. Ages 15+ can be unaccompanied. 225 lb max per person.

We provide: ACA-Certified kayak guides, sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, changing rooms, restrooms, lockers, outdoor shower, waterfront patio option.

Rates: $50/person for 20-33 people, $60/person for 10-19 people, $70/person for 5-9 people. 1.5 hour experience.

Fun in the Sun for 15-33 people

About: Kids love playing water games while learning to kayak and stand-up paddle board. The group gets a fun 10-minute lesson on land, then our ACA-Certified kayak guides lead on-water games. Games include Kayak Soccer, Sharks and Minnows, Relay Racing, Follow the Leader, and Tag. The session stays in the cove between the Pier 84 Boathouse and the Intrepid. Chaperones join for free!

Who can join: No swimming or boating experience required. Ages 3+. Ages 3-7: must ride a double kayak with a bigger kid or adult; 1 chaperone required per 10 kids. Maximum weight is 250 lb per person.

We provide: ACA-Certified kayak guides, kayaks, paddle boards, lifejackets, changing rooms, restrooms, lockers, outdoor shower, waterfront patio option.

Rates: $35 per person for the 1.5 hour lesson.

The Boathouse is an amazing place for groups

Location: Visit us at the Pier 84 Boathouse in the Hudson River Park. Cross streets are West 44th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.

What’s inside: social space, boat racks, changing rooms, restrooms, lockers.

What’s outside: waterfront patio, garden, boat staging area, dock.

We revamped our changing rooms and patio since recording the virtual walkthrough.

Pier 84 Boathouse in the Hudson River Park

Cancellation Policy

  • Each reservation requires payment at the time of booking.
  • Up to 72 Hours before Your Reservation: We will refund the amount paid.
  • 0-72 Hours before Your Reservation & No Shows: No credit or rescheduling is possible.
  • Weather: We’ll email you 24 hours before if we expect strong rain, wind, or storms. We’ll fully reimburse you when we cancel. We do not cancel due to overcast skies or light drizzle.