Statue of liberty

by  Tapmango

A self-supported trip created by Tapmango

Trip Overview

I launched from Louis Valentino Jr. Park in Brooklyn. You can see the Statue of Liberty from there so I headed straight for it while passing the bottom of Governors Island. Near the Statue itself there is a lot of boat traffic, but the ferry and other big boats moved out of the way. On my way back the current was against me so it was harder. I planned to go straight back thru the Hudson and east river but the current was way too strong on the east river. So instead I went up the Hudson with governors Island on my right and parked my kayak at the Governors Island kayak launch to take a break. I launched north of Governers Island and went back east to the east river back down to the park is launched from.

Safety Notes

The water can get choppy. There is also a lot of big boats like ferries and tour boats so be aware of your surroundings.


The water can get very choppy especially because of boats. The current can get very strong so plan ahead

Portage Notes

I used the oru kayak bay st

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 8/1/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean
  • Number of Portages: 1

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