Check out these nearby boat companies that offer daily rentals in or near Westchester County, NY. Openings and closings are subject to change in the world of COVID so please check with the companies before heading over.
Kayak Hudson conveniently offers kayak and paddle board rentals at Rye Beach, Croton Point Park and Tarrytown Lakes (kayaks only). They also offer a variety of tours for all ages at scheduled times throughout the day. Single kayaks are $29 for 1.5 hours, double kayaks and SUPs $49 for 1.5 hours. Tours range in price and are around $80 for a 2-3 hour adventure. To ensure safety, several measures are in place. All programs, including hourly kayak & SUP rentals, are by reservation only, face coverings are required upon arrival and post trip (not once you have launched). More details are on their website.
Update: Kayak Hudson will be open through September, possibly through Columbus Day weekend depending on weather.
This August 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, most money raised through social fundraising, and more will be given to active participants who paddle, sail and walk on Long Island Sound over two weeks, from August 14 – 31. Ticket and price information can be found on the event site.
Hudson River Expeditions
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
Beyond Westchester 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! Family Kayaking for families with kids ages 8-14 will run you $25 for a kids kayak for 2 hours, $30 for an adult or $60 for tandem. Tours range in price. Most of the tours this summer are out of the Cornwall location. Check out the Kids Only Kayaking Program. In response to COVID MVG will be limiting paddlers on all tours to promote social distancing in a small group setting, additional tours will be added to accommodate reservations. In addition MVG will be sanitizing all equipment prior to and after each use.
Storm King Adventure Tours (Orange County)
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. 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 for $40/session. Tours range from $40-$120 per child or adult. For health and safety they have also taken a number of steps to make the experience COVID friendly.
Silver Canoes (Orange County)
Escape for the day and enjoy a float trip on this 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. They offer ratings, canoes, kayaks and tubes. Rates are around $40 per person. Children 50″ and under float for $23.50 or one-half of the adult weekend rental rate when accompanied by 2 adults (except for tubing & kayaking).
Indian Head Canoes & Rafts (Orange County)
Just around the corner from Silver Canoes, Indian Head offers similar options for a lower price. 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. Rafting for the day from NY to PA was pretty cool! In addition to water trips they offer cabins and camping as well.
Bear Mountain Canoe & Paddleboats (Rockland County)
Boat rentals are currently closed, they are hoping to reopen in a few weeks, you can check at the Bear Mountain Inn website for updates. Once open hourly paddle and row boat rentals will be available from 11am to 5pm during weekdays and 11am to 6pm on weekends (weather permitting).
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