Perfect for Beginners

Children Welcome!

Available by the Hour

Kayak and Double Kayaks Tarrytown Rentals

For a calmer kayaking experience, head over to Tarrytown Lakes! This is a great quiet water environment to take yourself or your family for a fun afternoon of paddling at your own pace. The Tarrytown Lakes are home to a wide variety of wildlife including ducks, herons and turtles, to name a few. This serene environment is a great place to introduce kayaking to young children or beginner kayakers who are looking for a relaxing afternoon of paddling. No experience is necessary for recreational rentals!

At Hudson River Recreation, we want you to enjoy the freedom of the open water! We offer a variety of kayaks, double kayaks, for rental.

Most of the boats in our rental fleet are Recreational Kayaks. They are stable kayaks which are easy to enter and exit. They are great for first timers and beginners, families with children, and anyone looking for a fun, stress-free kayaking experience.

We also offer light Touring Kayaks which are “Sit-Inside” style kayaks with cockpits. These boats are faster and more performance oriented, less stable, and can be more difficult to enter and exit. They are not suggested for first timers. We encourage that all first timers join us for a guided tour or introductory lesson before renting a Touring Kayak on their own.

*Fishing is permitted but please bring your own equipment and purchase your New York State Fishing Licence(opens in a new tab) in advance.

Rental Details


Single Kayaks – Recreational (sit on top)
1.5 hours – $35.00

Double Kayaks – Recreational (sit on top)
1.5 hours – $59.00


Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 10 AM to 6:30 PM

After Labor Day: Please see the Booking Calendar

* Dates & times subject to change, please see our Booking Calendar for the latest updates.

* Please plan to arrive 20 – 30 minutes before your trip to allow yourself time to find and pay for parking.


Tarrytown Lakes Park
Tarrytown, New York 10591.

Click here to see how to get to Tarrytown Lakes.


Personal flotation device & paddles

Before you go

Why not make a day of your visit? Historic Main Street and the waterfront area in Tarrytown are a great stop for food, coffee, libations, and sightseeing. We are also located on a walking/bike path, giving you the option of combining one of these with your paddling trip for a full day of adventure!

This location can be tricky to find, so be sure to check the Directions Page. Parking can be limited on peak weekends and holidays — please plan accordingly.

Check Out Our Other Options!