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Hudson River Recreation
Phone: 914-682-5135
Email: info@kayakhudson.com
 
 

Kayak Fundamentals (Recreational Kayaking) - Come get your feet wet!
This is the perfect lesson for someone that is looking to begin recreational or flat water kayaking. The lesson takes place on a lake, which allows for calm and comfortable paddling conditions. This is a great experience for a new or first time kayaker interested in building their paddling skills. If you are thinking about purchasing a recreational kayak this lesson will assist you in making that decision and will allow you to try to out both sit on top and sit inside kayaks. If you have recently purchased a recreational kayak this lesson will get you started off on the right foot. Our Guides will talk about on-the-water safety, decision-making, essential safety gear, basic kayaking safety, types of kayaking, basic paddling equipment, kayak parts, and kayak terminology. The skills covered during this lesson will include fitting a boat, lifting a boat, launching and landing, forward strokes, stopping, reverse strokes, turning with forward stroke, and turning with the reverse stroke. We can’t guarantee anything, but chances are that you will only get your feet wet during this lesson!

Price: $99 per person
Lesson Duration:
3 hours
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Follow Up Lessons: Guided Tour , Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Location: Tarrytown Lakes, varies - see calendar.
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Please refer to the calendar or call 914-682-5135 to make your reservation. For an idea of what to wear in order to be comfortable, please refer to our website section on "what to bring" in the FAQ's.

Sea Kayak Essentials (Kayak Touring) - Begin with the Basics
An introductory course meant for the first time or novice paddler interested in building a foundation of skills and knowledge about sea kayaking or kayak touring. The lesson takes place on the Hudson River and is ideally suited for the person looking to safely paddle on larger bodies of water like the Hudson River or Long Island Sound. If you are thinking about purchasing a touring kayak this lesson will assist you in making an educated decision. If you have recently purchased a touring kayak this lesson will get you started off on the right foot. Participants will have the opportunity to work with instructors to practice and refine their skills. Our Guides will talk about on the water safety, decision-making, essential safety gear, basic touring kayak safety, rules of the road, crossings, basic equipment, kayak parts and terminology. The skills covered during this lesson will include, lifting a boat, launching and landing, fitting a boat to you, decking a boat, forward strokes, stopping, reverse strokes, turning with forward stroke, and turning with the reverse stroke, the low brace and the high brace. Under the close supervision of instructors, participants will have the optional opportunity to confront a new paddlers worst fear, tipping over. There will also be opportunities to participant in and observe some basic self-rescue and assisted rescue techniques like the TX rescue and paddle float rescue.

Price: $99 per person
Lesson Duration: 3 hours
Recommended Prerequisites: Guided Tour
Follow Up Lessons: Rescue Lesson, Private Lessons (Intermediate-Advanced Sea Kayaking)
Location: Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow, varies - see calendar.
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Please refer to the calendar or call 914-682-5135 to make your reservation. For an idea of what to wear in order to be comfortable, please refer to our website section on "what to bring" in the FAQ's.

Rescue Lesson-What do I do if (when) I fall out?
This instructional session will give you a solid foundation on how to perform basic self-rescues and assisted rescues such as paddle float rescue and T-boat rescue. Knowing how to get back in your boat and help another paddler get back in their boat are crucial skills required to paddle touring kayaks safely. The rescue lesson is ideally suited for the person looking to safely paddle on larger bodies of water like the Hudson River or Long Island Sound. Our Guides will talk about on the water safety, decision-making, essential safety gear, and how to deck your safety gear on your kayak. The skills covered during this lesson include wet exits, the TX- rescue, the paddle float rescue, and the bow rescue. There will be the option to participate in or observe demonstrations of more advanced rescues such as the hand of God rescue, stirrup reentry, rodeo reentry, and towing techniques.

Price: $99 per person
Lesson Duration: 3 hours
Recommended Prerequisites: Guided Tour, Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Follow Up Lessons: Private Lessons (Intermediate-Advanced Sea Kayaking, Advanced Rescues, Rolling)
Location: Varies
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Please refer to the calendar or call 914-682-5135 to make your reservation. For an idea of what to wear in order to be comfortable, please refer to our website section on "what to bring" in the FAQ's.

Private Lessons (On-Site)
We offer private lessons upon request. They are available at any of our locations. These lessons are a great opportunity to focus on your skills that need improvement or concentrate on a new skill. The lesson can follow the syllabus of an existing lesson we offer or be custom designed to meet your interests and needs.

Price:
First Participant - $179.00 (2-Hours)
Additional Participants - $99.00 (2-hours)
Additional Hour - $59.00 per person

Duration: 2-Hour Minimum
Location: Any

Please refer to the calendar or call 914-682-5135 to make your reservation. For an idea of what to wear in order to be comfortable, please refer to our website section on "what to bring" in the FAQ's.

Private Lessons (Off-Site)
We can come to you! We have the ability to trailer kayaks for 2-3 hour lessons from the location of your choice. If you are interested in alternative locations call our reservation line at 914-682-5135 to discuss the details of your trip.