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About Manhattan Kayak Company
Welcoming all levels of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding rentals, classes, tours and events every day of the warm season. Our guides will outfit you and keep you safe. Meet friends over a breathtaking view of NYC. Drop into the boathouse or visit our website for the latest schedule.
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

I actually paddled with the Manhattan Kayak Company twice in the last few months while travelling through NYC. As an experienced kayaker, I was hoping to do more than the basic tour. So, fortunately the team there was accommodating. After explaining my paddling history, I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TammyV311
Reviewed 26 October 2018

I took kayak basics as a 3-lesson package. They've got a nice sheltered bay beside the Intrepid where they conduct lessons. The Hudson wasn't my first choice for learning how to do a wet exit, but having Margaret as our instructor made up for it....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank blunderinga
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We went kayaking for my first time and it was a blast. Perfect setup and the girl that helped us in and out was so friendly!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jericho F
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Brought relatives that were visiting New York for the first time on this tour. Unique way to show off the incredible skyline. Would highly recommend for first time vistors or even born & raised NYers!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank emac3710
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I paddle on the Hudson River yesterday the 25th of November what a wonderful experience the views are unforgettable. My experience with our guide Jay was excellent he kept us safe but we had fun. I am an experienced Sea Kayak Instructor and I would...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I did the New York After Dark tour last night. It was a great experience! Seeing the skyline from the Hudson at night was cool. The tour is about an hour long. The guides we had were Jay and Jeff. They...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Jnowak1205
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We took the Skyline Kayak Beginners Tour at 10:30 am on Friday. Margaret Mann was our instructor. I was new to kayaking but travelling with a friend who had been before. The initial instruction was clear. I think even if you were somewhat experienced you...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank BostonTravelLover1
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We took the basic Skyline Tour. We were lucky and the weather was perfect. After learning basic paddling skills, you're out on the water for about 1 hour. Wish it was longer (especially for the price). Basically, you paddle out to the middle of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank brynspot
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The guide was Eric and the kayaking was for 1 hour, with only 5 kayakers 1st he when through how to use the paddles correctly in water. We start in the water around the aircraft carrier for about 15 minutes to get the feel of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank seacat123
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My partner and I were fortunate enough to be able to take the afternoon tour with MKC to paddle the 5 hour round trip journey to Lady Liberty and back. A very memorable and unique experience that we will not forget in a hurry. We...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Phillip P
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Len B
20 September 2015|
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Response from Globaltrotter5 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure how that works. There are people who store their Kayaks there for a yearly fee. If you want to join a tour with your own equipment you should probably give them a call. They're very flexible.