Come on out and paddle the calm, safe waters of the Esopus Creek all along the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve where you'll enjoy scenic beauty, nature and abundant wildlife! You'll launch from the Saugerties Beach and paddle down about 2 miles out and then back. No real current to speak of in either direction. There are sand bars in a few places where you can get out and swim or hang out. We'll send you out with squirt tubes to keep each other cool and ...... well....they just add silly fun to everything! (Parents swear by them for their little paddlers!) Birthday paddlers simply must have a tiara, so be sure to tell me!
This is perfect for beginners, families and those that just want to relax, soak up some sun and have some fun on the water! Generally, it's an easy 2 hours to go all the way down and back. There is no Hudson River access from here so no tides, barge traffic, etc. Super safe.
If it's your first time, no worries. I love beginners! I'm an ACA certified instructor and happy to give you a quick lesson to get you on your way. Please call me before reserving if you have little ones so that I can be sure of the right equipment to ensure their safety and my peace of mind. I reserve the right to not allow someone to go if there is a safety concern. Also please call or text if you have any questions or any concerns at all. Let's have some fun!
SINGLE and TANDEM KAYAKS -
1 HOUR - $25
2 HOURS - $35
3 HOURS - $45
Kids under 12 - $5 discount.
Reservations are required.
Check out Stand Up Paddleboarding! Same thing as kayak rentals above only SUP! This is a great place to try it for the first time. The Creek is super calm with no high winds or wakes. I'll give you a quick lesson to get you on your way. Experienced SUPers love it as well.
Your speed is a bit slower than kayaking and it's a bit more effort. Sometimes an hour for the first time out is enough. Want a work out or to chill and lay out on the boards which is also great, maybe 2 hours. It's just FUN!
1 HOUR - $25
2 HOURS - $40
3 HOURS - $55
This is the all time favorite! Enjoy dinner at one of the scrumptious restaurants in the Village, then come down to the waterfront and enjoy a stunning Hudson Valley sunset!
We'll start with a quick lesson then head out on our adventure! We'll paddle down to take a quick peek at the Cantine Falls before heading out past the Saugerties Lighthouse and into the Hudson River! We'll have a snack, take some pictures and watch as the sun dips behind the Catskill Mountains. We'll watch the sky put on it's light show as we paddle back by the sounds of the birds singing their last song of the day.
These are small and sweet tours. Usually no more than 6-8. Can often accomodate your large group with advanced notice.
Launches from the Saugerties Steamboat Company, 2 Ferry Street, Saugerties.
Allow 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Reservations required. Call to book.
We'll start with a lesson in Kayaking Basics before we paddle down to see the stunning Cantine Falls, where one of the oldest paper mills used to be and now Diamond Mills resides. We'll head out past the US Coast Guard to the historic Saugerties Lighthouse where we'll see one of the oldest operating lighthouses on the Hudson River. Depending on the wind and the tide, we'll find a place to get out and have a quick snack and take some pictures before paddling back.
Launches from 2 Ferry Street or Tina Chorvas Park, 75 East Bridge St. in Saugerties.
Allow 2 - 2 1/2 hours
Reservations required. Call to book.
We'll start with a lesson in Kayaking Basics and then head straight out towards the Saugerties Lighthouse and then south on the Hudson River until we reach Falling Waters Preserve where we'll take a nice break, snack, take some pics see the beautiful waterfall. This is a bit further and requires a little more experience and fitness, but well worth the effort especially if you are itching to spend time paddling in the Hudson River.
Launches from 2 Ferry Street in Saugerties or Tina Chorvas Park, 75 East Bridge St.
Allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Reservations required. Call to Book.
Sometimes you're super afraid to get started or go it alone your first time out. Sometimes you're having a little trouble with something and that dang kayak won't go where you want or you'd like to you'd just like to get some good instruction to add something to your skill set. I'm an ACA certified instructor. Call me and we'll find some time to get on the water!
$60.00 per hour.
Call to book.
This is super fun for your bunch. You can make your rental or private tour special for your bride! We have a cute bridal tutu that goes on the kayak, a tiara, flowers for the dashboard and big white sunglasses! I'll take gobs of pictures! You just need to call me when you want to reserve.
We do lots of Bachelor Parties! It's a fun activity for your group. Bring some snacks and beverages and head out on the water. We'll make it special with Groom Sunglasses and a lei to take pictures with. You can do this as a rental or private tour, just call when you're ready to reserve.
Let's surprise someone you love and celebrate their BIRTHDAY on the water. If you are paddling on your Birthday or someone else's you need a tiarra...yep, guys too! If it's a rental, just let me know, even if it's when you arrive. We'll even try to sing a big ol happy birthday and take some pictures if we can. We can do the same on a guided tour as well. Just let me know and we'll make it special.
Build your day with many options to choose from! We can accommodate 25 on rentals and 12 on a guided tour. Everything starts with a lesson, you can add some lunch, a speaker.....pretty much make it fit your team. Please call and we'll create a perfect day.
We do a lot of these. It's a great activity to do when everyone comes to town. Perfect for all ages! Some people will just meet here coming from different directions. Just call me and I'll help you pull it together.
Many times people will celebrate with a private tour or you could just make it a romantic paddle on the creek... bring a little snack and a beverage ..and kiss a lot. xo