Manhattan Kayak Company
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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.
New York City, New York

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alisongay
New York City, NY1 contribution
Jul 2022
It’s amazing to view the skyline and at the same time experience the expanse of water and sky that seems to be yours alone right in Manhattan. MKC is a great place to do it. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The guides are very knowledgeable and extremely safety conscious. It’s a wonderful community of paddlers of all ages and abilities for those of us who live here and welcoming to visitors.
Written July 23, 2022
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ParisGrandeVoyageuse
Paris153 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Professional, clean outfit with practical lockers and bathrooms. The novice trip was definitely too basic for us as we have kayaked before so we found the price for a short paddle up the Hudson River - really only about 10 blocks- on the skyline tour was quite high for what we got. Unfortunately, you cannot book more advanced or longer tours without taking lessons or having some sort of certification. A good trip for an absolute beginner though.
Written June 25, 2022
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CaraR
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Manhattan is an island, just not tropical. But don't let that part stop you from enjoying Stand Up Paddle-boarding. Manhattan Kayak have lessons and very reasonably priced rentals; they also have the area between pier 84 and The Intrepid to keep you safe and away from the boats on the river.
I enjoyed being on the water and seeing the city as a backdrop. It must be even better in the evening when the city lights are on.

Everyone was super helpful and friendly. They have changing rooms and lockers. It's a good set-up
Written September 4, 2022
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Noviceultrarunner
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Solo
A lot of strong experienced paddlers kayak and SUP there from all over the world to paddle the perimeter of Manhattan or to get close to the Statue of Liberty or paddle along the NY and NJ coastline on the Hudson River to get both views at the same time. This place also provides rescue classes, self rescue and assisted rescues simulating what could be the closest to a real life scenario, although natural waters have their own character that changes all the time and it is not possible to simulate each and every scenario that exists. I've been on 4 foot waves on the Hudson River and depending on where you are, you get a lot of cross waves too. The guides and the group you paddle with are the most equipped with rescue skills compared to other places in NYC.
After talking to other paddlers from different parts of the world, we all agreed that people paddling out of this boathouse are all nice, are fun to hang out with, watch out for each other and this boathouse is the most responsible place that we know of when it comes to safety. Of all the boathouses that we know of in the 5 boroughs, this place is the only place that is properly insured too.
Written August 23, 2022
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BethD0608
Columbus, OH1 contribution
Aug 2022
We had a blast on our trip with Manhattan Kayak company! Sightseeing the skyline while paddling the waves of the Hudson was a great adventure. And Jay was a fantastic kayak instructor and tour guide. Would recommend the beginner’s tour both to folks who have been kayaking before and those on their first trip. We would definitely love to visit again!
Written August 12, 2022
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Jobojoanne
New York116 contributions
Aug 2020
The Hudson is perfect for kayaking and offers great views. If you are a beginner MKC offers easy trips on open kayaks. For the more experienced you can visit NJ and take other more challenging trips. Or you can just rent a kayak or paddle and for $10 and practice in the cove for 45 minutes. The instructors and guides are passionate and patient and make for a great experience.
Written August 29, 2020
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M7775ZDandreak
Washington DC, United States5 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
MKC is a Great place to learn how to SUP and kayak. The staff is as knowledgeable as they are passionate and truly friendly. This is my 2 nd season at MKC and I look forward to more great trips! The instructors are well versed, always fun and manage to challenge everyone just right to keep them motivated and improving. Great homey find in NYC! No frills place which focuses on the individual, the sport and group adventure.
Written May 9, 2021
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Jan S
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Lifetime experience! I usually kayak in Malibu, CA which pales in comparison to kayaking on the Hudson River. The equipment is in excellent shape and the instructors incredibly nice. They could double the price and it would still be a great deal.
Written September 13, 2022
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Jonathan B
Eccles, UK66 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
Last night (May 6th 2015) my partner, friends and myself spent a great hour or so on the Hudson as the sun went down paddling with the Manhattan Kayak Company. Saw Manhattan from a different and beautiful vantage point that we wouldn't otherwise have seen. I've never been in a kayak before and I'm not the most confident of swimmers but this was a superb experience which I'd definitely recommend. We were very well looked after by our guide and the kit was all good quality.
Written May 8, 2015
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Amanda63_12
Mollymook, Australia86 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
I am a keen paddler in Australia and seeing that I was coming to New York I contacted MKC to see if it was possible to paddle with them even though their 'season' didn't begin until May, they were most obliging and I enjoyed the experience of 'urban paddling' with Jules and Lou Ann (hope I got the names right) very much. Thanks girls and keep the paddling dream alive!
Written April 16, 2015
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