Kayaking in New Jersey

Kayaking Trips in New Jersey

There's something special about states on the coast -- the sheer volume and variety of waters to paddle keeps things interesting and fresh no matter how much you paddle here! Find kayaking trips in New Jersey for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayaking trip in New Jersey for you. If you've paddled New Jersey before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking New Jersey

With 63 rivers and creeks, you'd be hard-pressed to kayak everything that New Jersey has to offer! Read on for guides to planning your own kayaking trip to New Jersey, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other New Jersey paddlers, and many other resources! Find info on destinations like:

  • The Atlantic Ocean
  • Manasquan Reservoir
  • The Delaware River
  • Cape May Harbor
  • Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

Kayaking Locations in New Jersey

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in New Jersey! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in New Jersey

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout New Jersey and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of New Jersey community trip reports below:

Have you paddled in New Jersey? Post Your Trip and share with the community!

Connect with Kayakers in New Jersey

Looking to connect with other paddlers in New Jersey? Below are a number of resources to help get you started:

Kayak Outfitters in New Jersey

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in New Jersey: