Manhattan Kayak’s mission is to bring New York City’s 500-mile-long coastline to you.
New York City is our home and the Hudson River is our local water. We call for water justice: clean water, healthy marine life, and safe conditions for people to use the waters. We put locals on the water, form a community, and advocate for healing of the water and healing of the people.
First thing: learn to paddle correctly…that’s why we offer rigorous classes. Once you know how, go exploring safely with a group who’s at your skill level. Kayak and paddle board alongside powerful natural granite foundations that support towers shooting into the sky. Feel the vast ocean move beneath you as you paddle faster and farther to destinations around NYC.
We take frequent paddle trips together and endure the ever-changing sea states. We have fish flipping on our boats and joy comes to us. We feel connected to the Earth and to this water. This is alive and we are alive more than ever!