Kayak Tours and Instructional programs

Atlantic Kayak Tours is the most experienced kayak outfitter on the Hudson River with over 30 years of running kayak programs. Norrie Point Paddlesport Center is located in the upper Hudson River Valley of New York.

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It's time to paddle again.

Our season has started and we have lots of programs on the schedule. For newer paddlers get back into paddling with Kayak Fundamentals which lays down the basic skills. Norrie Short Tour are on most weekends.

Norrie Point Paddlesport CenterNorrie Point

Norrie Point Paddlesport Center is located in Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, 4 miles north of Hyde Park and south of Rhinebeck. Kayak tours, kayak instruction and retail kayak equipment are available.

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Norrie Short TourNorrie Short Tour

Experience kayaking without a full day commitment. The Norrie Short Tour from the Norrie Paddlesport Center is designed for people with limited or no paddling experience. Depending on the conditions of the day, exploring Black Creek, Esopus Island, and Mills Mansion are all possibilities.

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Safety and Rescue SessionSafety and Rescue

This program provides paddlers with the necessary safety awareness to ensure their safety and the safety of others. We will work on learning the best rescues for your skill level and your kayak. Be ready to get wet and become a safer paddler. It is important to have good basic paddling skills to get the most from this program.


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Thursday Night Skill SessionTivoli Bays

Tivoli Bays are located 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. The trip offers all a kayaker could want in a single day: beautiful marshland; three great islands; views of the high peaks of the Catskills; quiet and private paddling. Year-round it is possible to see deer, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, kingfishers, osprey, snow geese, swans and all the waterfowl commonly found in marshlands. Stay after the program for dinner in Tivoli.

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Saugerties Day TourSaugerties Day Tour

A big circular tour with many possible places to explore. Heading south to the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge, we cross to the eastern shore. We can explore South Tivoli Bay and see the Sawkill Creek waterfall at Bard College or stop on Cruger Island for a break. Continuing north to Tivoli we can turn back to our starting point or head to the Saugerties Lighthouse.

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Kayak Fundamentals

FundermentalsLearn the basics from qualified paddling coaches, so you’ll enjoy paddling more. This half day course is appropriate for kayakers seeking to gain confidence in basic techniques. It will cover basic strokes , how to efficiently and effectively use your paddle, core muscle use and torso rotation, how to handle a capsize, including self rescues and peer rescues. At the end of the day you will come away knowing the basic kayaking information you’ll need to participate safely in organized kayak trips.

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