Kayak Tours and Instructional programs

Atlantic Kayak Tours is the largest and most experienced kayak outfitter in the Hudson Valley. Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center and Norrie Point Paddlesport Center are located in New York on the Hudson River.

Kayak Fundamentals

Cross Bow RudderLearn 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 muscles 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.

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Annsville Easy TourAnnsville Creek

Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center located in Hudson Highland State Park just north of Peekskil. Kayak tours, instructional programs, rentals for use on Annsville Creek and retail sales.

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Norrie Point Paddlesport CenterNorrie Point

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.

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Norrie Short TourNorrie Short Tour

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.

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Annsville EasyAnnsville Easy

This 3 plus hour tour is a great way to acquaint yourself with kayaking and the Hudson Valley. From the Annsville Creek we paddle north towards the Bear Mountain Bridge. This program has you on the water longer than our novice short tour and will hope to move at a pace friendly to new paddlers, but with the possibility of moving faster for some, and working on a few skills.

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Saugerties Sunset TourAnnsville Short Tour

A two hour guided kayak tour on the Hudson River from Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center. This program is a great first step into paddling. The pace is comfortable and a very good way to become introduced to kayaking. Enjoy a couple of hours of kayaking and learn the very basics as the guides move around to help everyone have a good time

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Saugerties Sunset TourSaugerties Sunset

What we do will be dependant on the currents, wind and the group. We can head across to the eastern shore and explore South Tivoli Bay and stop on Cruger Island for a break. Another option is to head north to the Saugerties Lighthouse. Whatever we decide to do, this is a nice part of the Hudson to paddle and a great way to end the day.

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Popolopen CreekPopolopen Creek

On this full day program we head north with the current toward the Bear Mountain Bridge. Crossing the Hudson River, we paddle past Iona Island and Bear Mountain State Park. The historic site of Fort Montgomery is a great spot to have lunch. After lunch we paddle to the end of the creek where we get a beautiful view of the cascading waterfalls.

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Thursday Night Skill SessionNorrie to Kingston

We have a few options for our lunch spot in the Kingston area. The conditions of the day will determine how far we travel and the optional side trips. We can paddle up the Roundout Creek to see downtown Kingston or land on the sandy beach at Kingston Point Park. Kingston Point Park is a nice place to get wet and practice your skills.

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