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Midtown History Tour

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May 19 Session
Person on our kayaks October 12 Session
Person on our SUPs October 12 Session
Your own kayak or SUP October 12 Session

Paddle and Explore the History of Midtown Manhattan

We start with an hour presentation at the Pier 84 Boathouse Classroom that’s free to the public. Then, Intermediate-Expert paddlers hit the water with a guide and tour the waterfronts of Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea.

Visit the site of a massive fire in Hell’s Kitchen, see where the Titanic’s survivors came ashore, and more. We snack on the water at Little Island then paddle back. We cover 4 miles round trip.


  • First hour is a free slideshow presentation open to the public
  • The river tour is at an Intermediate level. Before booking, complete Basics 1-2-3 Classes or get pre-screened. Each season, start with shorter tours and work up to longer tours.


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

  • 1 hour presentation on land and 2.5 hour optional paddle trip
  • Touring kayak or paddle board, lifejacket, paddle, and tour guide
  • Restroom, lockers, outdoor showers, changing room


kayak and SUP selection