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Kayak in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Kayak in Brooklyn Bridge Park

51 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
kayaking

Kayak in Brooklyn Bridge Park

kayaking

Kayak in Brooklyn Bridge Park

51 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will begin by meeting near Pier 4 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, gathering at the entrance to the beautiful new park Boathouse. We always start with an on-land orientation to get comfortable with the basics of paddling, and then launch into the protected embayments of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Our groups are small and intimate, with never more than 10 participants and a guide ratio of 5-1 or less. Once on the water we will help everyone individually get up to speed, and when everyone is ready we'll explore our environment and perhaps paddle up the 'inside passage' - a passageway behind the piers that allow us to move from one embayment to the next. Each session will last approximately one hour and will include expert instruction, friendly encouragement, and shared knowledge of the amazing marine environment surrounding New York City. We welcome absolute beginners, though even the most experienced guest is bound to have fun. We want to introduce as many people as possible to the joys of paddling, and do it in a safe and supportive environment. You will get wet! Dress appropriately and bring a change of clothes for when you're done.

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Tom Potter - ACA Level 4 Instructor Matt Frey - ACA Level 3 Instructor Noah Dear - ACA Level 3 Instructor Phil Giller - ACA Level 2 Instructor We love putting people on the water for a fun, safe experience. Each of us has a decade or more of paddling experience and a deep knowledge of the local waters and marine environment. In addition to instructing for The Kayak Foundation, we are each active in multiple volunteer paddling organizations and act as lead guides for Brooklyn Bridge Park's youth kayaking program, which is by far the largest in the region.

About the organisation

The Kayak Foundation

The Kayak Foundation provides opportunities for youth and the general public to learn about and safely participate in paddling, with a focus on urban areas and underserved populations. Our youth kayaking program, in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, is the largest in New York. We offer a comprehensive array of formal ACA trainings and certifications, which are open to all.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Kayak Foundation.

What's included

Equipment
We provide all the equipment you'll need: sit-on-top kayak; paddle; and life jacket.

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Where you'll be

We launch from One15 Marina in Brooklyn Bridge Park, between piers 3 and 5. This is the first new Marina built in New York City in over 50 years. Most of our paddling will take place in the protected waters between the Marina and Pier 3, which is also home to one of the few sandy beaches in all of the upper Harbor. Depending on conditions we may also paddle up the 'inside passage' to enjoy the next two embayments to the north.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 11 and up can attend. Guests must be able to understand instructions in English and be able to hold their heads above water without assistance. All guests must wear the life jackets we provide

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Additional information at kayakfoundation.org

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Kayak in Brooklyn Bridge Park
51 reviews
£16/person
51 reviews
£16/person