Catch the best views of the city from NYC’s surrounding waterways with a free kayaking session this summer!
The city’s summer water activities have officially commenced. Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse will bring their kayaks out for visitors to enjoy the simple pleasure of kayaking, for free, with breathtaking views of the skyline. Weather permitting, the boathouse will offer free sessions from Pier 2 on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays starting June 2 through the end of August.
You don’t need any prior kayaking experience to take one out for a spin on the water, but they do recommend wearing water-friendly clothes as your feet and seat may get a bit wet. There will also be a safety boater on the water if you need any assistance (they’ll be in a red vest).
And of course, there are COVID-19 safety measures in place, including required advanced registration (which is open here), face coverings worn at all times, limited capacity, hand sanitizer on-site, and more. You can read all about it here.
Due to how busy it gets, kayakers will only get 20 minutes on the water per sessions and wait times can get long so be sure to arrive early! If you’re looking to paddle with a child, there are special new family hours on Sundays.
Session hours this year are as follows:
- Wednesday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Thursday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (they also have Kayak Polo sessions on Saturdays)
- Sunday 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (family sessions just for kids)
featured image source: Instagram / @bbpboathouse
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