How It Works
Planning Your Visit
We operate on first-come, first-served basis and we do not accept reservations.
Be sure to allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit; we can’t guarantee that you will have a chance to kayak if you arrive less than an hour before we close.
We launch the last boat of the day 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and know how to swim.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
A waiver of liability must be completed for each participant.
All paddlers under the age of 16 must share a kayak with an adult.
A maximum of two people (including children) are allowed in any one kayak.
Kayaking is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities.
You will get wet in our boats, so be sure to dress accordingly! We have changing rooms if you would like to bring something dry to wear home.
We do not allow bags or backpacks on the water, but we offer lockers for any items you would like to keep dry.
If you are arriving by bicycle, remember to bring a lock! Bikes must be secured in Clinton Cove Park and will not be monitored by boathouse volunteers.
Pier 96 Boathouse
56th Street in Hudson River Park
May 26–October 7, 2019
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30PM–7:30PM
June 4–August 29, 2019
If we have to close for any reason, we’ll announce it on Twitter. Follow @kayakmcbh for the latest news:
We’re always looking for more friendly and responsible individuals to join our all-volunteer team! Complete the form below to find out about our next orientation session and receive our weekly volunteer newsletter.
Become a Voting Member
Our Board of Directors is determined by biennial elections and volunteers with at least two consecutive years of membership are eligible to participate. You can become a member for the calendar year by making a donation of $20 or more. Membership is optional and is not a requirement for kayaking or volunteering with us.
One hundred percent of your donation will be used to fund our free kayaking program. All donations are tax-deductible.
If you would like to donate a kayak, paddle, life jacket or other piece of equipment to our program, please use the “Contact Us” form at the bottom of this page and let us know the make, model, condition and quantity of items you would like to donate.