Frequently Asked Questions​

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what should i bring?

Sunglasses, sunscreen, shorts or pants you don’t mind getting wet, a weather-appropriate shirt, shoes you don’t mind getting wet, hat, and water bottle. Cameras and camera phones are recommended for experienced kayakers, and their usage is at your own risk. Long telephoto-lens cameras are NOT recommended as they can impede your paddle stroke.

Do I need Previous Kayaking Experience?

No experience, no problem! First-timers welcome. Every tour starts with an introductory kayaking lesson. We adjust our tour route, distance and itinerary to suit any experience level. We can also schedule you for a Best Beginner Day, when tides allow us to take advantage of the easiest tour route, closest to the boat launch. We also offer Best Experienced Days with a longer, more challenging course for more experienced paddlers. All kayakers must wear an approved life vest (rental included in tour price).

How much Is it?

Tours are $30 per person; includes kayaks, paddles, life-vest rental, kayaking instruction, and 2- to 3-hour guided tour. Family of 3 Special $70, Family of 4 Special $80. Group discounts and frontline worker discounts available.

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What should i expect?

We are venturing into natural conditions, subject to change and the whims of Mother Nature. Weather may change. Expect to expend at least moderate physical effort paddling. You may get lightly splashed from paddling and/or small waves on the river, depending on tides and wind. Tour routes subject to change due to tide and paddler conditions.


What if rain is in the forecast?

We’ll contact you no later than 8 a.m. the morning of your trip with any weather cancellation. Please wait until then for a confident forecast. We’ll always work with you on re-scheduling your trip as necessary.


From Where and when do you launch?

We launch from River Barge Park in Carlstadt NJ. We generally launch at 10 or 11 a.m., although launch times vary to account for tides. Weekdays and weekends available. We also offer weekday Sunset Tours that meet at 5 or 6 p.m. at River Barge Park.


What COVID Safety measures do you have in place?

Our COVID safety measures still in effect for season 2021 include social distancing and masks on-shore. Once we're on the water, it's masks off and maintained distance. We also sterilize our paddles between tours.


What's The Minimum Age For A Tour?

Children 5 and up can paddle in the front seat of our tandem kayak with an adult in the back. Children 14 and older may paddle a solo kayak (one smaller model available).

Feel the sun and the air on your face. Find hidden beauty.

Come join us at River Barge Park in Carlstadt to enjoy a beautiful day out on the water! Tours available for any experience level, including none.