Most Popular Tour!

Professionally Guided

Perfect for Beginners

Learn the Basics of Kayaking & Paddle Down the Hudson

On a guided tour with Hudson River Recreation, you can expect a fun, safe and unforgettable experience on the water – whether you’re a first time kayaker or have a bit of experience. We will provide you with the gear and give you tips and pointers to make sure you have an incredible time during your tour. Your experienced guide will show you the ins and outs of kayaking.

Located just a short ride from the city and accessible by Metro North, a guided tour on the river with us is the perfect way to enjoy New York’s natural beauty. During your paddle down the Hudson, you’ll pass the historic Tarrytown Lighthouse – built in 1883 – before heading towards the Tappan Zee Bridge – a recently constructed, stunningly designed bridge that connects Westchester and Rockland Counties over the Tappan Zee, which at 3 miles wide is one of the widest points on the Hudson River.

Tour Highlights

Learn the story behind the infamous "Sleepy Hollow"

Perfect for kayakers of all levels!

Group discounts available!

Tour tailored to individual needs

Trip Details


All tours at Sleepy Hollow are $89 per person for a 2 hour tour

Tour schedules

Morning Tour: 10:00am to 12:00pm (Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays)
Afternoon Tour: 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays)

Sunset Tour: 6.00/6:30pm to 8:00/8:30 pm depending on the sunset (Thursday thru Saturday & Holidays)

Check our calendar for availability. Schedule may vary.
*Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your tour to sign in and get fitted with gear

Meeting point

Kingsland Point Park

Kathryn W. Davis Riverwalk Center

299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Click here to see how to get to the Sleepy Hollow launch point.


  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Personal flotation device
  • An experienced guide

Not included

  • Taxes and gratuities
  • Parking fee at launch site


Before heading out onto the water, your guide will go through basic kayaking tips and 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.

Participation requirements

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 allowed on our Sleepy Hollow Kayak Tours.

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.

Check Out Our Other Options!