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Address: 944 State Route 213, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone Number: 845-389-8458
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Two friends and I rented kayaks from A Day Away and spent a beautiful afternoon kayaking to the Hudson River and back. I was super impressed with Jessie, the owner. He was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Two friends and I rented kayaks from A Day Away and spent a beautiful afternoon kayaking to the Hudson River and back. I was super impressed with Jessie, the owner. He was helpful, knowledgeable and a nice guy to give business to - great customer service. The scenery was stunning and the ability to kayak to lunch in Kingston was... More 

Thank DavefromJersey
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We only had couple of hours in Kingston before a wedding reception and decide to use "A Day Away" kayak rental place. There was no sign outside but GPS brought us to the right place. They have multiple options: single, double kayaks, canoes - all of very good quality. Jessie is extremely friendly. He puts everyone at ease and is... More 

Thank LovePlanAndTravel
Cutchogue, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I took an impromptu trip up to Kingston from Long Island, and last minute we decided we wanted to go kayaking. My boyfriend found A Day Away Kayak Rentals on-line. When we got there Jessie was so nice and helpful. He gave us really great tips on what to do while out on the water which helped... More 

1 Thank Caroline M
Port Ewen, New York
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This rental business is part of a full boat marina and has been a family business as long as I remember. Jessie, the owner is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable in all aspects of boating. Great low fees and in a great location. I recommend A Day away Kayak rentals to anyone seeking water fun.

Thank wedphoto2003
Queens, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I went for a two hour trip on our vacation to Kingston. Jesse was incredibly sweet and helpful. We felt so comfortable with him as I hadn't been kayaking since I was a kid and my wife had never gone before. The rental was definitely a good value and it was relaxing to be out on the... More 

Thank Matthew K
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

i had been looking for kayak rentals in the area and was so pleased to find a day away on the rondout in kingston. jesse was extremely pleasant and professional while booking and when we met him at the marina. he gave us good direction on where to paddle (up toward eddyville falls, then back down toward the hudson (did... More 

Thank Mark H
West Orange, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I were spending a few days in the Hudson Valley and wanted to do some kayaking in addition to hiking, and this was perfect. Jess, the owner, really knows his stuff about the Rondout Creek and how to best enjoy it. It was not at all expensive, and you can exert as much or as little as... More 

Thank Jfoxesq
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came here for an afternoon activity after reading reviews on trip advisor. We didn't see the sign at first off the main road, it shares a space with a boating company- same family, 2 businesses which is really cool- they are an extremely nice, helpful and professional family. The river is very calm, scenic and relaxing. We saw a blue... More 

1 Thank learntolive
new york, new york
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a perfect activity in the morning to compliment our afternoon hike. If you are looking to do something water related in the Catskills this is it - especially if kayaking or tubing the rapids in the Esopus Creek seems a little too dangerous for your taste. Except for one ugly barge we passed, there were several beautiful bridges to... More 

Thank blazerlady
Kingston, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Wanted something to do with my visiting daughter. The experience was great from start to finish. Jesse and others were friendly and efficient. Interesting experience to sit in the kayak on the trailer and being back into the water. We were lucky with the water and had a lovely 2 hours on the water. No problem returning the kayaks, very... More 

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