Laid Back Tour
Paddle Through a Serene Environment & Check Out Wildlife!
Explore a tributary of the Hudson – its calm waters and nearly uninhabited lands make it perfect for spotting wildlife along the shore. Croton River is rich with wildlife such as osprey, hawks and herons, which make this guided tour unique. As you paddle, you’ll pass the historic Van Cortlandt Manor, a pre-revolutionary estate.
The Croton River Tour is a great way to enjoy kayaking in a serene and protected environment. After your basic kayak instruction and safety talk, we’ll head out on the water. Depending on the weather and tides we will paddle up the Croton River, which is full of wildlife such as osprey, hawks and herons.
At high tide times, the tour runs right along the historic Van Cortlandt Manor, a pre-revolutionary estate, and continues northeast within a unique area of natural beauty. At low tide times, your guide will take you under the train trestle into Croton Bay. After paddling to Croton Point, you’ll have the chance to take in the beautiful views of the Hudson and even catch a glimpse of the Tappan Zee Bridge!
Kayak in a serene & protected environment
Spot local wildlife during your paddle
Learn about the historic Van Cortlandt Manor!
No prior kayaking experience necessary
$89 per person for a 2 hour tour
May (Pre-Memorial Day) thru October
Saturdays and Sundays
10:30 AM — 2:30 PM — 6:00 PM
Check our calendar for availability. Schedule may vary.
*Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the listed start time of the tour to find parking, sign in and prepare for the trip
Echo Boat Launch
18 Veterans Plaza, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Click here to see how to get to the Croton River launch point.
- Personal flotation device
- An experienced guide
Taxes and gratuities
We’ll go through basic kayaking tips and safety instructions.
What to bring
Prepare for a day at the beach → sunscreen, hat and water are all highly recommended
- Water shoes are encouraged
- We recommend that you do not bring personal items on the kayak.
Please note that dogs are not allowed to accompany you on the water during this tour.
Tours are not geared toward younger children. Older children are welcome to participate when accompanied by an adult in a double kayak. To participate independently, the participant needs to be of adult size. For a more kid friendly experience, check out private options or our rental locations.
Dogs are not permitted at the Croton River location.
Want More Time On The Water?
Went on the tour and can’t get enough of being on the water? We also offer kayak and stand up paddle board rentals. Reserve your rental in advance and head back out on the water! Rentals are a perfect way to spend a summer’s day.