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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 3-17
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 water 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
  • 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

For kids 3-17 years old

  • Parents must sign their kid’s e-waiver
  • Ages 3-14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Ages 15-17 do not need accompaniment
  • Ages 3-11 must ride with an adult on a double kayak. Ages 12-17 can ride alone


different kayaks and SUPs to rent