Though free kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge hasn’t returned yet, there are still other options for getting out on the NYC waters and paddling the summer away!
Manhattan Kayak has reopened for the season for kayaking, paddle boarding and more in their beautiful location in the Hudson River. Float on by the massive Intrepid Ship or paddle out farther for incredible views of the Manhattan skyline — which also take place at night for sparkling views of the city lit up.
They have rentals available for as little as $10 per 45 minutes (single or tandem kayaks or paddle boards), or you can take lessons with certified instructions to learn how to go faster and farther with sea kayaks!
They also have kayaking trips where you can explore secret Manhattan beaches and visit Little Japan in Edgewater, NJ.
Of course, if you’re wondering about COVID-19 safety measures, there are lots of precautions in place.
Reservations are required, and a face cover for your nose and mouth must be worn in the reception area, outdoor patio, and dock. The face cover may be removed on water only by explicit staff instructions. Check-ins are 100% contactless. Paddles are self-serve and disinfected after use with CDC-approved products; lifejackets are self-serve, washed after each use, and used only once per daily; and kayaks and boards are disinfected with CDC-approved products after each use. Staff are screened on arrival and stay home if they feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.
You can grab reservations on their website here.
Meet ya in the water?
featured image source: Instagram / @manhattankayak