Atlantic Kayak Tours is the most experienced kayak outfitter on the Hudson River with over 30 years of running kayak programs. Norrie Point Paddlesport Center is located in the upper Hudson River Valley of New York.
Safety & Rescue
The Hudson River is 80 degrees so it's a great time to kayak and take a swim. Kayak Fundamentals are on both Thursday, August 4 and Saturday August 14. Tivoli Bays has limited availability on August 6.
Norrie Point Paddlesport Center is located in Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, 4 miles north of Hyde Park and south of Rhinebeck. Kayak tours, kayak instruction and retail kayak equipment are available.
Experience kayaking without a full day commitment. The Norrie Short Tour from the Norrie Paddlesport Center is designed for people with limited or no paddling experience. Depending on the conditions of the day, exploring Black Creek, Esopus Island, and Mills Mansion are all possibilities.
This program provides paddlers with the necessary safety awareness to ensure their safety and the safety of others. We will work on learning the best rescues for your skill level and your kayak. Be ready to get wet and become a safer paddler. It is important to have good basic paddling skills to get the most from this program.
Tivoli Bays are located 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. The trip offers all a kayaker could want in a single day: beautiful marshland; three great islands; views of the high peaks of the Catskills; quiet and private paddling. Year-round it is possible to see deer, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, kingfishers, osprey, snow geese, swans and all the waterfowl commonly found in marshlands. Stay after the program for dinner in Tivoli.
Do you have a group you want to take kayaking? Set up a private program for any size group of adults or children. It can be from two hours to a full day tour. Private instructional programs can fit individuals needs allowing you to progress at your own pace.
Learn the basics from qualified paddling coaches, so you’ll enjoy paddling more. This half day course is appropriate for kayakers seeking to gain confidence in basic techniques. It will cover basic strokes , how to efficiently and effectively use your paddle, core muscle use and torso rotation, how to handle a capsize, including self rescues and peer rescues. At the end of the day you will come away knowing the basic kayaking information you’ll need to participate safely in organized kayak trips.