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Private Lessons

Quick Details

  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Your own lock for the lockers
  • Water bottle and energy snack
  • Arrive in quick-drying athletic clothes and bring extras
Per person
Sit-on-top kayaks
Touring kayaks
Surf skis and performance kayaks Prerequisite: Kayak Basics 1-4
Basic SUPs
Touring SUPs
Performance SUPs Prerequisite: SUP Basics 1-4

Learn to paddle at your own pace

Learn at your own pace and get fully dedicated attention from an instructor. Whether you are brand new to water sports, or are an experienced veteran, the private instructor tunes into your goals and helps you reach your goals.

Usually, lessons are in the cove next to the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. You may go for impromptu river trips when the instructor deems it appropriate. Adults can join Intermediate Trips and Intermediate Lessons after four novice lessons, either in group Basics classes or privately.



  • Maximum of 5 people per lesson
  • Maximum weight is 225 lb per person
  • No swimming or boating experience needed
  • Ages 7-14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Kayak Basics 1-4 is required before using surf skis

We provide

  • Kayak, surf ski, or SUP to suit your body and abilities
  • Life jacket, paddle, and instructor
  • Restrooms, lockers, changing rooms, outdoor shower
Choose to kayak or SUP in NYC

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