Escape the Crowds and Enjoy Kayak Rentals and Tours on the Hudson River!

Kayaking on the Hudson
Kayaking on the Hudson
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Located off the West Side Highway at 44th Street—and just a stone’s throw from Times Square, you can enjoy a decidedly non-New York experience on the Hudson River itself in the calming vigor and isolation of a kayak.

Sandwiched between the glaring tourist attractions of the Intrepid Museum and the Circle Line, the humble, pristine, and inviting Manhattan Kayak Company (MKC) offers a wide variety of boating escapes from the crush of City crowds—from a half hour on a kayak in the MKC embayment, to an hour skyline tour, to a three hour nighttime tour, to an overnight trip to Governor’s Island!

Prices are fair, too—for just $7, you can enjoy a half hour escape on a kayak; for $60, you can kayak down to the center of the Hudson, taking in the skyline, bridges, and Statue of Liberty! For those serious kayakers in the City, all-access membership and storage are available, as well.

So escape the crowds and take a tour of the City from an entirely new vantage point.

Hillel Broder

Hillel Broder

Contributing Writer

Hailing from Silver Spring, MD, Hillel has called NYC his home since 2002. During the academic year, he is a high school teacher and college instructor of English. Over the summer, he writes poetry and enjoys visiting and writing about NYC's cultural institutions.

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