Atlantic Kayak Tours is the most experienced kayak outfitter on the Hudson River with 30 years of running kayak programs. Norrie Point Paddlesport Center is located in the upper Hudson River Valley of New York.
It's time to tune up your paddling skills.
Summer is going fast. The water is in the upper 70s and feels great. We have been adding more weekday programs as well as more full day programs. Kayak Fundamentals lay down the basic skills. Core Techniques is for paddlers who have been kayaking for a while and want to learn new teqhniques and improve their current skills.
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.
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.
Paddling in the late day is always a pleasure. The river is generally tranquil as the sun starts to set. A sunset paddle is a great way to finsh your day. We do this program with different start times during the season. It can be before or during the sunset or even as a night paddle.
Bring a flashlight so we are ready to paddle when the sun goes down. Where we go and what we do will depend of the currents and conditions of the river.
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.
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.
While we will miss all of the wonderful kayakers who have paddled with us at Annsville, we want to get back to offering more varied programs. Norrie will be our home base with lots more equipment for programs, more retail and a wider selection of programs. We are also getting back to running trailered programs. This is how we started 30 years ago, and look forward to revisitng some of our old familiar launches. We wish Hudson River Expeditions great success at Annsville Paddlesport Center. We know it's in great hands!