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Private River Trip

Quick Details

  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Quick-dry athletic clothes
  • Your own lock for the lockers
  • Water bottle and energy snack
Per Person Parties of 1-4 people
Per Person Parties of 5-9 people
Per Person Parties of 10-19 people
Per Person Parties of 20+ people

See the best views of NYC from the water

Get wowed by unobstructed NYC skyline panoramas. First, our kayak guides outfit each person with a boat, paddle, and life jacket. Beginners get a fun 10-minute lesson. Then, paddle into the most scenic part of the Hudson River for an hour. The guide keeps you safe and is required. The tour will stop along the way to highlight NYC history and architectural wonders.

Beginners choose our single or double sit-on-top kayaks. They’re super stable and easy-to-use. Experienced paddlers use our SUPs, touring kayaks, or surf skis and get a~70 minute trip since they don’t need a lesson.

Most private trips are on weekdays. To join on a weekend, see our non-private river trips.


  • Maximum of 33 people
  • Maximum weight is 225 lb per person
  • No swimming or kayaking experience needed
  • Age 7+ only. Ages 7-14 ride a double kayak with an adult
  • Age 15+ can be unaccompanied

We provide

  • ACA-Certified guide with NYC experience
  • Restrooms, changing rooms, lockers, outdoor shower
  • For beginners: Sit-on-top kayak, life jacket, paddle, lesson
  • For experienced paddlers: Touring kayak or SUP, life jacket, paddle
kayaks and SUPs in order of difficulty