Pier 96 offers Walk up Kayaking every weekend and holiday from 9AM until 6PM with the last boat going out at 5:30, and weekday evenings from 5PM-7PM with the last boat going out at 6:30PM in July and August.
Introductory classes are held at Pier 96 every Wednesday at 6PM.
There also public 3 hour trips from Pier 96 most weekend mornings from mid June until Mid September
Check the Calendar for more details.
Pier 96 offers has lockers, a changing room and shower and hose to rinse off with. We have limited number of locks available, Please bring your own lock.
Before you go out, you must sign a waiver (good for the whole season), you must know how to swim and wear a a life jacket. On the water, obey all instructionss from volunteers, stay in the sheltered area out of the river current and trafffic, and stay away from the sea walls and the piers.
You must know how to swim. Before you go out, you must sign a waiver (one per person - good for the whole season) and put on a life jacket. Once on the water, obey all instructions, stay in the designated area, and stay away from the sea walls and the piers. Return to dock after 20 minutes and ask if we need the boat.
Persons under 18 can only go kayaking if a legal guardian is present to sign their waiver. The guardian must remain at our location while the child is on the water. Persons under 16 must go out in a boat with a suitable adult. Only one child may be in a boat at a time.
To be fair to the general public, all large group visits should give us advanced notice. All groups with children must give us advanced notice and must come with waivers signed by each child's legal guardian, and with a sufficient number of adult supervisors to maintain both discipline and safety. All supervisors going on the water must know how to swim.
We can run special programs for children during hours when the public program is closed (e.g. weekdays). Contact us for more details.
Pier 96, Clinton (at 56th St.)
WALKING - The Pier 96 Boathouse is located in the Clinton Cove Park on the Westside Highway and 56th St. The nearest subway stop is the #1/9 and A/C/E station at Columbus Circle. The M57 and M31 busses run down 57th St. to West End Ave (one block east).
KAYAKING - The Pier 96 Boathouse has a distinctive sloping roof and sloping dock. It is just South of the sanitation department transfer station and fueling facility, and just North of the passenger cruise ship facility.
DRIVING - Driving, Drop-Off, and Parking are not permitted anywhere on Pier 96, but there is usually free street parking available in the neighborhood on Sundays and evenings. There are two parking garages on 59th St., just off the highway.Quick 5 minute kayak drop off is available, by stopping on the service road to the highway, and carrying the kayak into the park.