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Boathouse Events

✉️ Invitations come via Paperless Post:

July 4: Paddling Film Fest and Fireworks

Aug 25: Summer Circ and Jamboree

Oct 31: Floating Lantern Festival

Day Away Trips 

Aug 11: Constitution Marsh

Sep 7: Piermont Marsh

Oct 5: Kingston’s Rondout Creek

Nov 2: Bannerman’s Castle Fall Foliage

Expeditions

Nov 10 – Nov 16: Tybee Island Ocean Skills

Mar 8 – 15, 2025: Dominica Waitukubuli Sea Trail

2025, Dates TBD: Keweenaw Rock Gardening Expedition

Constitution Marsh Day Trip

Sunday August 11th from 9am to 8pm

Rates

$0 all-inclusive except train and food

Location

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary, New York

Prerequisite

MKC paddlers at an Intermediate to Expert level in sea kayaking

About

Ride MetroNorth to Cold Spring. Meet up with Eric and Suzy at Foundry Dock Park, across from the station. You get outfitted in double Klepper kayaks and life jackets. Or drive and bring your own kayak or SUP. Leave your stuff in our adventure van.

At 11am, we launch into Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and meander at a slow pace through 270 acres of tidal marsh. This marsh is one of five long-standing tidal marshes on the Hudson. It’s a special bird and fish habitat! After exploring the Marsh, we paddle into the Hudson River and explore the super scenic water by Little Stony Point. We paddle to the deepest point on the Hudson River at 202 feet deep.

By 4:30pm, we pack up and walk to Cold Spring Depot for dinner on their patio. It’s a short walk back to the train station.

Piermont Day Trip

Saturday September 7th from 9am to 8pm

Rates

$0 all-inclusive except train and food

Location

Tarrytown and Piermont, New York

Prerequisite

MKC paddlers at an Intermediate to Expert level in sea kayaking

About

We connect everyone who’s going to take the MetroNorth to Tarrytown. It’s a 10 min walk to Horan’s Launch. You get outfitted in double Klepper kayaks and life jackets. Or drive and bring your own kayak or SUP. Leave your stuff in our adventure van.

We paddle under the Tappan Zee Bridge, cross the Hudson River, explore the marsh near Tallman Mountain, and break at the cool town of Piermont. There’s an ice cream shop and pub in town.

After a lunch break, we paddle back, breakdown, and walk over to Bridgeview Tavern for dinner. The train is a short walk from the tavern.

Kingston's Rondout Creek Day Trip

Saturday October 5th from 9am to 8pm

Rates

$0 all-inclusive except train and food

Location

Kingston, New York

Prerequisite

MKC paddlers at an Intermediate to Expert level in sea kayaking

About

We meet at the kayak launch next to Rhinecliff Amtrak at 10:30am. You get outfitted in double Klepper kayaks, paddles, life jackets and safety gear. Or drive and bring your own kayak or SUP. Leave your stuff in our adventure van.

We paddle across the Hudson River, past Rondout Lighthouse and into Rondout Creek. We meander to the Train Trestle and Eddyville Dam and Waterfall, then paddle back to the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston. The museum has a kayak dock, restroom and unique exhibits. We eat a delicious lunch on Old Savannah’s waterfront deck in Kingston. Then, paddle back to catch the Amtrak.

Bannerman's Castle Day Trip

Saturday November 2nd from 9am to 8pm

Rates

$0 all-inclusive except train and food

Location

Cold Spring, New York

Prerequisite

MKC paddlers at an Intermediate to Expert level in sea kayaking

About

Meet up with Eric and Suzy at Foundry Dock Park. It’s right across the street from the Cold Spring Train station. You get outfitted in double Klepper kayaks, paddles, life jackets and safety gear. Or drive and bring your own kayak or SUP. Leave your stuff in our adventure van.

At 11am, we launch onto the Hudson River and meander north. After venturing past Breakneck Ridge and up to Bannerman’s Castle, we cross the Hudson River and stop to eat our lunches under the willow trees at Cornwall-on-Hudson. We paddle back along Storm King Mountain.

By 4:30pm, we land, pack up, and walk to Cold Spring Depot for dinner on their patio. It’s a short walk to the train back to NYC.  

Tybee Island Ocean Skills Expedition

Sunday November 10th to Saturday November 16th | SIGN UP BY AUGUST 15

Rates

$1,746 all-inclusive ex-airfare, transport to site, clothes, booze, and eating out

Location

Tybee Island, Georgia

Prerequisite

MKC paddlers at an Intermediate to Expert level in sea kayaking

About

This is a private sea kayaking adventure for MKC paddlers. Whether your aim to is to get more experience in conditions with people who have your back, or want to enjoy fall paddling in bumpy water, this trip is for you! Taught from a comfortable beachfront house with fresh meals cooked by Michael Gray, your expert sea kayak guide and backcountry chef. You may drive and bring your own sea kayak.

This program strengthens your bracing and rescue skills in conditions and helps you work on navigating tides and currents. We build the week around your development goals. With 2-3 well-qualified instructors, you get extremely personalized coaching.

NOTE: Min of 4 and max of 8 members. If we do not meet the minimum by 8/15/24, deposits are refunded minus handling fees.

Dominica Waitukubuli Sea Trail Expedition

Saturday March 8th to Saturday March 15th, 2025

Rates

$3,291 all-inclusive ex-airfare, clothes, booze, and eating out

Location

Soufriere, Dominica

Prerequisite

MKC paddlers at an Intermediate to Expert level in sea kayaking

About

This is a private winter trip for MKC paddlers to the Caribbean. Meet up with Michael Gray, your expert sea kayak guide, to paddle some distance, play in surf and snorkel. With 5,000-foot mountains, waterfalls, rivers, clear water, jungle excursions, direct flights from Miami, English-speaking natives, and a water trail… you have a winner! 

Unlike other destinations in the West Indies, Dominica is not home to all-inclusive resorts and beach goers. It’s a natural paradise of mountains, tropical forest, waterfalls, rivers and NATURE, a resource they protect and show off.

A crew of ambitious locals got together with Nigel Dennis to bring in a superb fleet of NDK sea kayaks to access the new national water trail on the western coastline, with stops at guesthouses along the way. Experience hiking, sea and river paddling, surfing, diving, snorkeling, local tropical cuisine, three national parks and historical sites. Did we mention sleeping in guesthouses with cold drinks in the evening? Not a camping trip or a teaching trip, this is a vacation-like trip!

Keweenaw Rock Gardening Expedition

Date To Be Announced in 2025

Rates

$1,442 all-inclusive ex-airfare, clothes, booze, and eating out

Location

Lac La Belle, Michigan

Prerequisite

MKC paddlers at an Intermediate to Expert level in sea kayaking

About

This is a private trip for MKC paddlers who want to increase their skills in rough water and explore caves, rock alleys and waterfalls. Keweenaw Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places on earth, with miles of gorgeous landscapes: lighthouses, ruins, waterfalls, hiking trails! Crystal clear waters bounce along the rocky coast. Your guide is Michael Gray, an expert sea kayak guide and your personal backcountry chef. You may drive and bring your own kayak or SUP.

We begin and end at a traditional Finn lodge complete with 100 year old log sauna. We paddle and camp around Michigan’s top thumb, enjoying fresh caught fish, wild berries, local brews and campfires. This is the perfect trip for decent sea kayakers. During the 2-night camp in lovely Keystone Bay, get an optional bracing and rolling lesson.

Questions? Contact Suzy at info@manhattankayak.com or text 212-924-1788.

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