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Rent In The Cove

Quick Details

  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Quick-dry athletic clothes
  • Your own lock for the lockers
  • Water bottle and energy snack
Kids 8-17
Kids 2-7 & Dogs
Single sit-on-top kayaks
Double sit-on-top kayaks
Big easy stand-up paddle boards
Basic stand-up paddle boards
Touring kayaks Basics 1 required
Touring boards Basics 1 required

Rent kayaks and stand-up paddle boards

Families, kids, and dogs enjoy the calm cove between the Pier 84 Boathouse and the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. Choose from our wide array of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, get a quick lesson, then paddle for 45 minutes.

Because NYC waters are complex, no outfitters rent boats to go unsupervised. All renters stay in the supervised cove. To go out into the scenic Hudson River, join our guided river trips.

What’s included

  • 5 minute lesson on land
  • 45 minute paddle in the Pier 84 Cove
  • Restroom, lockers, changing rooms, water bottle refiller
  • Kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, paddle, lifejacket for people and dogs


  • No swimming or boating experience needed
  • Maximum weight is 250 lb per person
  • Boats are only used in the Pier 84 Cove under close supervision by Staff, who direct participants on technique and boundaries, and tow anyone who has difficulty

For kids 2-17 years old

  • Parents must sign their kid’s e-waiver
  • Kids must be accompanied by a parent, or chaperone designated on the waiver
  • Ages 2-11 must ride with an adult. We recommend little kids sit with a parent on a single kayak, and big kids sit in the front seat of a double kayak with parent in the back seat
  • Ages 12-17 can ride alone


different kayaks and SUPs to rent