Paddleboarders, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to not aimlessly float with the currents. Choose your direction with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $34 for a 90-minute kayak tour for one (a $75 value)
- $45 for a 90-minute standup-paddleboard tour for one (a $95 value)
After a 10-minute training session that teaches riders the basics of safety and technique, paddlers practice in a sheltered launch area for 30 minutes. Tours then venture onto the Hudson River, paddling for 10-minute intervals and resting for five, while tour leaders snap photos of landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and orate on the history of the area. Midday tours often stop at scenic areas such as Liberty State Park, Weehawken, or below the George Washington Bridge. Tours typically run seven days a week with three tours on weekdays at 12 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., and five tours on Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Paddle Out supplies each tour-goer with a kayak or paddleboard, paddle, and life vest for the tour, and picks up participants in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Edgewater by reservation, which should be noted when signing up for tours.
Paddle Out Kayak Club
Paddle Out Kayak Club's owner Kevin Murray ushers onlookers from the banks of the Hudson out onto the water with his 90-minute kayak and standup paddleboard tours. While the tours meander the waters, they make stops at famed locales such as Liberty State Park, Weehawken, and Hudson Cove, all granting unobstructed views of the New York skyline. Tours run seven days a week, and often stop for lunch and photos on the shores of the river. Paddle Out supplies everyone with kayak or paddleboard, paddles, and life vests, but tour-goers must bring their own Seagull-English dictionary to properly communicate with the water's protective residents.