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Manhattan Kayak Company

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Address: Pier 84 at West 44th Street and the Hudson River, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number:
+1 212-924-1788
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00

Welcoming all levels of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding rentals,...

Welcoming all levels of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding rentals, classes, tours and events every day of the warm season. Our guides will outfit you and keep you safe. Meet friends over a breathtaking view of NYC. Drop into the boathouse or visit our website for the latest schedule.

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Fantastic experience

The guide was Eric and the kayaking was for 1 hour, with only 5 kayakers 1st he when through how to use the paddles correctly in water. We start in the water around the aircraft... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

The guide was Eric and the kayaking was for 1 hour, with only 5 kayakers 1st he when through how to use the paddles correctly in water. We start in the water around the aircraft carrier for about 15 minutes to get the feel of the kayak. Then we had a full hour on the Hudson river, which you get... More 

Thank seacat123
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

My partner and I were fortunate enough to be able to take the afternoon tour with MKC to paddle the 5 hour round trip journey to Lady Liberty and back. A very memorable and unique experience that we will not forget in a hurry. We left on the dot at 12:30pm and arrived back at 5:30pm The team at MKC... More 

Thank Phillip P
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The teacher was so attentive and patient and giving. We had a great time! We loved seeing the skyline of Manhattan and being out on the water.

Thank Onlocation74
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Not something you would normally associate with NY but worth a walk down to pier 84 for a kayaking session. Eric and the team were very helpful and even had a chance to catch up on Euro 2016 👍🏻 My wife and I have our basic kayaking certs so no issues paddling round the pier. Well done and very reasonably... More 

Thank Lewis C
Los Angeles, California
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198 reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

I'm more of an outdoors guy than city explorer when on vacation, so when planning a trip with my girlfriend to visit her parents in NY, I knew as a long-time paddler that I had to kayak on the Hudson River from mid-town Manhattan around the Statue of Liberty and back (without GF). My expectations may have been unrealistically high,... More 

1 Thank TedW67
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I watched the sun go down and city lights come on in the Gotham Lights and NY After Dark tours. Great sunset views over the water. Friendly staff and home of the Atlantic Supergirls, who stand up paddle boarded from NYC to Miami (1,500 miles).

Thank Suzy B
Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

This was awesome! Absolutely loved it and was great way to see the city! Even a little arm work out for you! It's best to take spare clothes as you will get a little wet (especially if you fall out the boat) the views were awesome! We did this in the morning so we had time to do other things... More 

1 Thank Sarah D
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This place is easy to get to and is the very best way to enjoy NYC from the water. You start out in the bay surrounding the USS Intrepid so you get your bearings in calmer water before heading out onto the main river. The guide (Eric) was incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful to the less-experienced of our 8-person group.... More 

1 Thank TimTheTraveler13
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Kayaking across the hudson. ..words cant express how cool it is...There's something for everyone beginner intermediate, advanced...definitely an adventure / sightseeing activity

Thank cinful76
Dover, UK
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Myself and my 8 yr old son went on this tour. We turned up early and one of the guides, Jay, made us feel really welcome. My son was nervous as he hadn't kayaked for a couple of years and the last time he kayaked he freaked out a little. Jay suggested we practice a little in the water to... More 

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