About Us

Some gems hide in plain sight

Come Explore the Meadowlands.

Meadowlands Kayak Tours’ mission is to introduce you to the wonders of New Jersey’s ‘hidden in plain sight’ oasis, the Meadowlands.  Our goal is to share our love of nature, the Meadowlands and kayaking with you.

Guided Kayak Tours

Kayak Tours for all Levels

Our tours can accommodate any experience level, from first-timers to veteran paddlers. Tours range from 2-3 hours and 2-7 miles. Paddle course choice subject to prevailing conditions.

Experience The Meadowlands

Follow meandering creeks through acres of waving reeds, flushing flocks of wading egrets and skittering sandpipers. Enjoy vistas ranging from forest-bordered marshland to the Manhattan skyline.  Explore a natural oasis in the heart of the most densely-populated part of the most densely-populated state in the country, 5 miles from 15 million people, but a world away. 

Get Outside. Experience it all. Embrace Nature.

What We Offer You

We walk you through the local environment, the day’s float plan, and kayaking basics before each tour.


Experienced guide

4th year guiding for MKT, formerly with The National Audubon Society.


Flexible Cancellation

No charge for weather-cancelled trips.


Guide Tips

Improve your paddle technique and awareness.


Suitable for Up to 7 People

Includes one two-person kayak and five solos.


photo Ops

Free photos included! You can use your own camera too.


advanced tours

Try our 7-mile Bellmans Creek tour or challenge Berry's Canal.

A foggy solo day practicing 'blind nav' skills.

Meet Your Guide

Tom La Tourette

Meadowlands Kayak Tours is owned and operated by Tom La Tourette, an environmental activist and project manager formerly with the National Audubon Society.  Tom has kayaked the Meadowlands since 2008, studying its rich history and complex ecosystem and helping protect this important watershed. 

All photos on this site copyright Tom La Tourette. All rights reserved.