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Pier 26, New York City, NY 10013
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Kayaking on the Hudson River?! Incredible. Unbelievable!! This was so amazing. We were in the kayaks and the only thing between us and the statue of liberty was waves! (It was far away, but it *was* a direct line of sight). Kudos to the wonderful...More

Thank RavenousReader
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is truly one of the hidden gems of New York. You and your family can enjoy an unforgettable experience for FREE at Downtown Boathouse, kayaking on the beautiful Hudson River with the New York skyline as your backdrop. This amazing non-profit makes this fantastic...More

Thank AnnieMagee
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This was really cool, take a one or two person Kayak out in a protected cove in the Hudson River. It’s entirely free, even the lockers. Your butt gets wet, so sunny days are best for quick drying. They tell you twenty minutes, but if...More

1  Thank DavytheFatBoy
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Please come Pier 26 for your kayaking experience in Hudson Rover, see the shore view above the turquoise water relax you A LOT. please wear slippers, short pant that might be water resisted, PUT ALL OF YOUR STUFF IN THE CABINET ONSHORE. Of course, if...More

Thank sunroofaure
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

On our two week holiday in Manhattan, this was one of the highlights for my 6 year old son. Kayaking on the Hudson River with the New York skyline all around you is pretty awesome - and it's FREE! Some tips to get the most...More

4  Thank Fabra1234
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I had the best time at the boathouse. The people where the best. I enjoyed everything about the boathouse.I like to say hello to everyone that is still there and hope to see them soon. Mike (old super Mike) HELLO

Thank michaelrybkin0
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I found out about this place from an article I saw on Pinterest about free things to do in NYC! Guess what?! This place was my absolute favorite part of the trip! The staff was super friendly from check in to check out. My fiancé...More

1  Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I (all from sunny LA or Florida) came here over Labor Day weekend and had the best time! The place is absolutely free, the staff is super nice. We went kayaking for about an hour and then the owner offered us a...More

Thank Justine E
Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you were to ask our kids, most would tell you their favorite thing to do in New York is kayaking at Pier 26. Designed to make the river accessible to everyone, regardless of age, income, or location, this volunteer-run program is popular with residents...More

1  Thank JenniferFlanders
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great find which is a free activity run by volunteers which offers locals and tourists the chance to kayak on the river Hudson. The group can only operate on donations and we were more than pleased to offer a donation as a...More

Thank MarcusandRachel
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