Check out these nearby boat companies that offer daily rentals in or near Westchester County, NY. Advance reservations and other health and safety restrictions may be in place so please check with the companies before heading over.
Located in Yorktown Heights, Mohansic Lake and Crom Pond provide excellent freshwater fishing and boating. Both rowboats and pedal boats are available for rental. In addition if you have a regional boating permit you can also launch your own rowboats, canoes or kayaks. Don't miss the park's massive pool that can hold 3,500 swimmers at one time!
Hudson River Expeditions
At HRE they want you to experience the natural beauty and intangible magnetism of the majestic Hudson River. Tour the same routes that famed explorers journeyed and be surrounded by the region that fills our history as the national and natural treasure that it is.
Explore the Hudson with their fleet of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards in Peekskill, Cold Spring or Beacon. They offer rentals as well as a wide range of tours that accommodate all skill levels. From challenging day tours to meandering moonlight paddles, yoga on land and water, nature and history appreciation, and watching fireworks burst over the Hudson River, HRE has you covered. You can ever register for a five day Hudson River Paddle!
Kayak Hudson conveniently offers kayaks, canoes and SUPs (paddle boards) rentals at Rye Beach, Croton Point Park Croton River and Tarrytown Lakes. They also offer a variety of tours for all ages at scheduled times throughout the day. They even offer fireworks and moonlight kayak experiences!
All programs, including hourly kayak & SUP rentals, are by reservation only and easily booked online in advance. More details are on their website.
This summer you can paddle, sail or walk for a cause... to help Save the Sound. Participate in a friendly virtual competition to support regional environmental protection. Prizes for the farthest distance (cumulative) will be given to active participants who paddle, sail, or walk for the Sound over nine days, from July 23 – August 1. Register in one of three categories: Paddle/Kayak, Sailboat and Land Lover, to compete against others participating in the same way. Youth (14 and under) tickets are available in any of the categories of participation. Learn more and register on their website.
Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park
Part of the Westchester County Parks family of sites, Mountain Lakes Park is Westchester’s northernmost county park. Canoe Rentals are available Sundays and Mondays 10am - 2pm and Fridays and Saturdays 10am - 5pm weather permitting. Please call in advance to reserve: (914) 864-7312.
Also part of the Westchester County Parks family of sites, Wampus Pond offers rowboats for rent. They are available weekends and holidays, from 7am - 5pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Rentals are available hourly or daily.
Beyond Westchester County
Open for hourly paddle and row boat rentals, Bear Mountain is a great place to spend the day! Boat rentals are available 11am to 5pm Thursday – Monday (last boat departs 4pm) and 11am to 6pm on weekends (weather permitting). Those under 16 years old must have someone over 16 in the boat with them, no exceptions. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Don't miss the pool and Trailside Zoo on your visit. Get more details on the Bear Mountain Inn website.
Mountain Valley Guides (Orange County)
Mountain Valley Guides offer a range of kayak adventures on the Hudson River for kids, families, adults (sunset paddles with wine anyone?) and dogs! Their guided kayak adventures use the highest-quality kayaks and gear, and their tours include instruction, kayak, gear, and guide. Check out the Kids Only Kayaking Program. The season runs from Mid May through mid October.
Offering guided kayak tours on the Hudson River, Storm King Adventures also offers a whole slew of excursions including Fishkill Creek, Hidden Cove, Sunset, Little Stony Point, Full Moon and Moodna. Private tours of four people or more are also available! Check out the Kids In Colorful KayakS (KICKS) program for ages 9-16, which runs every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am-12pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm, end of June through August.
Silver Canoes (Orange County)
Escape for the day and enjoy a trip on the pristine section of the Delaware River while surrounded by the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania and the Catskill Mountains in New York. Silver Canoes offers excellent service with convenient transportation to and from the river from their office in Port Jervis, NY. They are open seven days a week by reservation only (plan ahead as they fill up). They offer rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing. In addition overnight trips are available!
Indian Head Canoes & Rafts (Orange County)
Just around the corner from Silver Canoes, Indian Head offers similar options for a lower price. . They offer rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Service is not as good as Silver Canoes but still a great experience. They have three locations so depending on the excursion you choose you may be starting or ending from either Barryville, NY, Knights Eddy (Sparrowbush, NY) or Matamoras, PA. In addition to water trips they offer cabins and camping as well. Make sure you reserve in advance!
Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach at Canopus Lake. You can rent rowboats and kayaks daily from 9am - 6pm. The last boat is at 3pm weekdays and 4pm on weekends.
The Town Tinker Tube Rental (Ulster County)
If you're looking for more of a thrill then try the extreme whitewater of Espous Creek! It is not a "lazy river" so expect rapids and waves one to three feet high. All tubers must be 12 or older and be proficient swimmers. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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