No instruction is given before an intermediate tour.
Prerequisite: Proficiency or equivalent skills.
Meeting Time: Most intermediate programs meet at 9:30 AM
Prices: See Price Page
Equipment: Availability of equipment is limited on many of these programs.
Heading south we pass Indian Point, George’s Island and the town of Verplanck.
There is something magical about being out on the Hudson River as the sky turns crimson and the full moon takes the stage.
This is one of the best places we paddle. Barn Island lies along one of the prettiest sections of the Connecticut shoreline.
This is a one way trip for strong intermediate paddlers. We depart from Beacon with the current in our favor and paddle for 17-20 miles through an area that many have called the most beautiful section of the Hudson River.
From the Bluff Point State Park we travel down the Poquonock River, around Bushy Point and out into Fishers Island Sound.
This is a longer alternative to the Thimble Islands tour for intermediate paddlers.
This is a new program. It leaves from Valentino Park in Brooklyn, NY.
Starting from Scenic Hudson’s Foundry Dock Park in Cold Spring, we paddle south with the tides past West Point to the Bear Mountain Bridge.
From the Branford state launch we paddle west to the East Haven Lighthouse.
From Liberty State Park we head north on the Hudson River to the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
Leaving the Norrie Paddlesport Center we paddle north along the eastern shore past Mills Mansion and Esopus Meadows Lighthouse.
This trip departs from our Norrie Paddlesport Center heading south. We have a few options for a lunch stop in the Poughkeepsie area.
Starting in Westport, we head out the Saugatuck River to the Long Island Sound and cross over to the Norwalk Islands.
We launch from a small beach just above Sing-Sing prison. There we paddle north around Croton Point to Georges Island where we will have lunch.
We will paddle south along the Staten Island coast, past Fort Wadsworth and under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge into the outer harbor.
Heading north with the flood tide we paddle under the Bear Mt. Bridge. We will have lunch at West Point.
Leaving from Peekskill we will ride the ebb south past Verplanck and Cortlandt. The Hudson River widens from one of its narrowest areas to the widest.
The intermediate version of our Plum Point trip will take in all the same sights as our beginner trip, and travel further south to West Point.
Our “power paddle” covers up to ten miles in three hours and has you back to base by lunchtime.
Kingston Point Park will likely be our lunch stop. The sandy beach with a boat ramp is and easy take out and good place to play while others relax.
This trip is one-way only, with a shuttle back to our departure point.
We launch from Stockport Creek, just north of the former whaling town of Hudson.
We start from Liberty State Park and paddle past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, crossing busy New York Harbor to lower Manhattan. After lunch, we play in a small tidal race before heading back.