Great For Families

Personalized Experience

Single & Group Bookings

Paddle the Hudson With Experts on a Private Tour!

A private lesson or tour with Hudson River Recreation gives you and your family the perfect opportunity to have a personalized experience with one of our expert guides. You’ll learn new skills while your guide shows you around the area. Whether you’re totally new to the water or an experienced paddler, we’ve got you covered!

At Hudson River Recreation we are happy to offer you and your group a private tour at any of our locations! Booking private means you’ll be accompanied by one of our highly trained guides at the time and location most convenient for you.

Choose from our three locations: Sleepy Hollow, Croton Point or Croton River, and leave the rest up to us! Your lesson is designed specifically for YOU! With our private tour, you will gain skills based on your particular interests and needs with a custom design lesson crafted by our expert instructors. We’ll provide you with the kayak, paddle, life jackets and, of course, an experienced guide.

Your Hudson River experience doesn’t stop with the tour, many launch sites have additional facilities within the area. Take advantage of the available amenities, including picnic areas, pavilions, swimming beaches, sports fields, playgrounds, camping areas, cabins and RV parks.

Tour Highlights

Perfect for adults and children alike!

Learn new kayaking skills, tips & tricks

Experienced, knowledgeable guides

Choose your tour/lesson location

Important Information


Weekday Price – 2 Hour Program

One Person – $199
Two People – $269
Three People – $299
Four People – $316 or $356 ($79 or $89 Per Person)

Weekend & Holiday Price – 2 Hour Program

One Person – $299
Two People – $349
Three People – $379
Four People – $396 ($99 Per Person)

Groups of 4-10

Weekend Price at All Locations – $99 Per Person

Weekday Price
Sleepy Hollow – $89 Per Person
All Other Locations – $79 Per Person

For Larger Groups, Please Contact Us

Prices Do Not Include Applicable Taxes and Fees


2 Hour Or 3 Hour Programs Available at All Of Our Locations:

Sleepy Hollow – Croton River
Croton Point Park – Rye Town Beach – Tarrytown Lakes

Click here for directions to each of our five unique launch sites.

What to bring

Prepare for a day at the beach → sunscreen, hats and drinking water are all highly recommended. Water shoes are encouraged.

We offer dry bags and phone cases for sale during online checkout and in person at all locations. We do not recommend bringing sensitive personal items without waterproofing, such as phones, keys or wallets, on private trips.

Want More Time On The Water?

What better way to practice your new skills than by renting a kayak or paddle board and heading out on the water yourself? Reserve your rental online and enjoy the nature and beauty of the Hudson river at your leisure. Rentals are a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.

Check Out Our Other Options!