Hudson Castle Kayaking

Hudson Castle Kayaking


June 8, 2019

Break free for the day kayaking the Hudson Valley, navigating pristine estuaries and paddling past a historic castle. A perfect way to celebrate pride outside!

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Recharge your soul by getting outdoors for Pride with this day trip kayaking in the hudson valley. No experience is needed as we explore inlets, beaches, and wildlife via kayak. We’ll stop at a secluded rocky beach for a quick snack and take a refreshing dip in the river. Once back in the kayaks, we’ll head to Bannerman’s Castle. An island castle shrouded in mystery and adventure since its construction in 1901. Our guide will give a brief history as we kayak around the island, visit the eastern shore and head back. Before heading back to the city, we’ll stop for a casual, patio lunch at Woody’s - a farm-to-table burger joint that will satisfy your growing hunger. (cost lunch not included)

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Trip Size

  • 30 people

Trip Includes

  • transportation

  • kayak and gear

  • snack

  • friends for a life time

  • experienced guides


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Depart - 8:45 AM

NYC GOATs will check-in before 9:00 am near Union Square. Specific location provided prior to departure.

The shuttle will leave at 9:00 am SHARP! Don’t be late.**

Kayak - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

On arrival your guides will provide a brief kayak orientation, we’ll gear-up, take a group photo and head to the river.

Lunch - 2:30 PM

After we return from kayaking, we’ll pile back in our shuttle to grab a bit to eat, bask in the sun on the patio of the local hamburger hot spot, Woody’s.

Depart - 4:00 PM

We will return to NYC around 5:30 (depending on traffic)

Trip Preparation

No stress. We are here to make this easy. Below are tips and answers to common questions:

Clothing & Gear

Plan to get wet. Bring or wear a swimsuit and shoes you are okay with getting wet. Feel free to bring a change of clothes and towel for the ride home.

Bring a one liter water bottle and water or more.

Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen

Skill Level

This is 100% beginner friendly. No prior kayaking experience is needed. Prior to getting on the river, your guide will provide basic kayak instruction.

What’s To Eat

We’ll provide nutrient rich and super tasty filled asian inspired rice balls as a snack while you are kayaking:

  • Moroccan - Swiss chard, red pepper, raisins, pine nuts, ginger and balsamic

  • Indian - chickpeas, carrots, raisins, sweet potato, coconut milk, curry and indian spices

Lunch will be at the local hamburger hot spot. Dinning will be casual and outdoors, weather permitting. The restaurant accepts credit cards and cash for lunch.

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Additional Details

This trip abides by our standard cancellation policy. Cancellations thirty (20) days, or more before the trip will forfeit the $70 deposit. Cancellations within thirty (30) days before the trip will forfeit the entire trip amount. For your protection, we strongly recommend GOATs purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Alternative Transportation:
GOATs wishing to use their own transportation may do so. Please contact us for details and pricing.