Kayak Basics

Kayak Basics

The best way to learn kayaking in NYC


Learn kayaking with Kayak Basics 1-4. Lessons from a Certified Instructor will lead to a way more enjoyable kayaking experience. No swimming or kayaking experience is necessary.

Our formula for success: 4 two-hour kayaking classes. We limit classes to 6 people to ensure that everyone receives enough attention. Students learn by using sea kayaks, which have a narrow enclosed seat designed to go farther and faster than the broad open kayaks used by beginner kayak rentals. Just bring yourself and a change of clothes, everything else is provided by us.

If you prefer to learn kayaking privately, try private lessons. Each session is $150 for two hours. Remember: these lessons will last a lifetime!

After the Basics, graduates are ready for Intermediate trips on the Hudson River. NYC kayakers who become Elites can store their own kayak at the Pier 84 boathouse and go kayaking any day, any time without a guide. They plan their workout with the day’s tidal currents and catch the sunshine and ocean breeze with paddle buddies.

Get all 4 classes for only $200.

Classes run each weekend starting May 16th!