Kayak & Castle

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
to 5:30PM
8:30AM to 5:30PM
Arrive by 8:15AM

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About the trip

Sea kayaking adventure on the Hudson River

What We Love

  • A day on the Hudson River
  • Paddle around an abandoned castle
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Take in beautiful scenery from a new perspective

Your Day

Navigate the Hudson River Estuary in an afternoon of paddling adventures. After receiving sea kayaking techniques and open water safety tips, you will be ready to navigate the waters of the Hudson River. Journey through the beautiful estuary, located near West Point and Storm King Mountain. The area is filled with historical sites and stunning wildlife such as bald eagles. As you kayak around the abandoned Bannerman's Castle, you will learn unique facts about New York's military history and the story behind this mysterious castle. Only a short drive from Manhattan, this outing will fill your need for discovery and exploration while returning you to the city in time to make evening plans.

Perfect for: First time kayakers, fit adventurers, paddlers of any level looking for a relaxing day

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Level 3/10
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
8:30AM to 5:30PMArrive by 8:15AM

Here’s what you need


Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel, shoes, and dry change of clothes for the ride home (can be left in the van)
Recommended Gear
  • Dry bag or waterproof phone case
  • If you plan on wearing glasses/sunglasses, bring a strap


Essential Clothing
  • Clothes you don't mind getting splashed, preferably non-cotton athletic material
  • River shoes such as Tevas or old tennis shoes. No flip-flops, please
  • Light, waterproof jacket
  • Hat

What's Included

  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Kayak, Paddle, and PFD Rental
  • Park permits
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at the Mountain Valley Guides shop at 2 Idlewild Ave in Cornwall-on-Hudson at 10:00 AM.


Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

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