Where to Rent Boats and Kayaks in the New York Area
Here's where you can rent boats, kayaks, and canoes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Rockland County, Westchester, Fairfield, Nassau and Suffolk.
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Rent a rowboat, kayak or canoe and enjoy the private setting of and clear water of Lake Sebago!
15 Paradise Ave., Piermont
Hours: Weekends and holidays May-June, 9am-5pm; July-August, 8am-5pm; weekdays by appointment
Rent a kayak, canoe or rowboat and explore the Hudson River Reserve! If you want a little guidance, kayak lessons and tours and sailing lessons are available by appointment.
2 Elliot Way, Croton
Whether you’re new to sailing or a seasoned sailor who wants to hone your skills, Croton has a program for you. Adult and youth sailing lessons offered.
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Rent a canoe or kayak to travel the Hudson or Croton rivers, starting from one of Hudson River Recreation’s multiple launches. Lessons and guided tours also available, like the Croton River Tour, which requires no previous experience.
2597 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights
Rowboats and pedal boats are available for rent at this park named after the 32nd president of the United States.
Route 128, Armonk
Hours: Weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day, 8am-5pm
Rent a rowboat to traverse this natural pond, named “wampus” after the Native American word for “opossum.”
Hours: May 15-October 1, weekends and holidays 9:30am-6pm; weekdays by appointment
Rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard to be picked up or delivered along the Long Island Sound. Group availability for company outings, family reunions, and birthday!
178 Shortwoods Road, New Fairfield
Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day, weekdays 11am-5pm; weekends 10-6pm
Squantz Pond offers canoe and kayak rentals on a first come-first served basis.
End of South Long Beach Avenue in Waterfront Park, Freeport
Launch your single or tandem kayak or stand up paddle board at Waterfront Park. Venture into Baldwin Bay and Middle Bay and enjoy the peace found on the water!
Inspiration Wharf, 403 Main St., Port Washington
Hours: Daily, 9am-8pm
Feel like a sea captain in a power boat rented from Long Island Boat Rentals when you zip around Western Long Island Sound!
Southern State Parkway, Exit 38, North Babylon
Hours: Weekends and holidays May 24-June 29, 12-6pm; open daily June 30-September 1, weekends 11am - 5pm; weekdays and holidays 12-6pm
Rent a rowboat, paddle boat or canoe and cruise across Belmont Lake.
229 Meetinghouse Creek Road, Aquebogue
Hours: May 1-Sept. 30
Great family boats for great family fun, like laid back cruising or adventurous wakeboarding and tubing. Available for rent on a daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonal basis.
Departure times and locations change daily due to river tides
Paddle along 5 ½ miles of nature in a canoe or kayak. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!
23 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island
Explore Shelter Island’s calm, protected creeks and harbors, away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life. Go on a self-guided journey or join a tour!
Mattituck or Southampton
Rent a boat for cruising, fishing, or wakeboarding on a daily, weekly, or seasonal basis. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Peconic Bay!