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Manhattan Kayak Company
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 31, 2012

The Manhattan Kayak Company offers great kayak instruction and tours. They also offer instruction in Stand Up Paddleboarding, which is addictive! The board you stand on is similar to a surf board, and they teach you how to paddle and balance. It is challenging and so much fun! All the guides and instructors are excellent. Eric, the owner, is a fantastic teacher and gives excellent feedback and guidance to help you get the most out of your experience. I highly highly recommend this company! Their schedule is on line, where you can see what classes they have at various experience levels.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I just got back two minutes ago from my first trip with the Manhattan Kayak Company. We took part in one of their "after dark" tours, which was definitely in the dark. It was awesome! From start to finish, we all had a great time and felt that it was money well-spent.

Our trip was short (maybe 45 minutes on the water), so we didn't get to see a large chunk of the city, but we totally got to experience the city from a unique perspective. I was nervous at first (safety), but our group had 2 guides, and both of them were excellent. The kayaks ("sit on" style) were very steady, and we never felt like were going to tip.

Our tour included a free drink at the Frying Pan, which is a boat/restaurant that is next door. That was great, too. My only regret is that I couldn't spend more time at the restaurant, as it was a perfect way to end the evening.

We got our tickets through TravelZoo at a nice discount. I actually would do it again even if I wasn't getting a discount.

1  Thank John O
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

This past weekend I did the Fun in the Sun tour with Manhattan Kayaking. It was an hour and half kayaking session on the Hudson River. Great instruction and great guides. Viewing Manhattan and the Statute of River from the Hudson River was incredible. They provide instruction for newbies and it is much easier than it may seem.

It is an opportunity for a different type of exercise while vacationing but at the same time it is very relaxing. It is a great value for the cost.

They also offer a night kayaking experience.

Thank Patti P
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The company offers a number of kayaking activities ranging from beginner level to advanced.
A simple, neat place,the equipment is good and instructors are very friendly, and good, guiding the group right through . As a first timer, I found their quick 15 minute tutorial very helpful and adequate. The 1 hr kayaking session in the river was great fun, soaking in the gorgeous manhattan skyline views.

Is a very enjoyable experience and if you get a coupon ( as I did), is a very good deal too!

Thank nands_nyc
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Reviewed July 5, 2016
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