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.

News & Notes

It's time to paddle again.

Our season is about to start and we have lots of programs on the schedule. First program is our two day Brigantine Trip. Kayak Fundamentals lay down the basic skills. The first Norrie Short Tour is scheduled for May 22. Once the water temperature hits 60 degrees we will start running programs. This year we might add earlier tours.

On May 28, Sharon and Alec Bloyd-Peshkin from Have Kayaks Will Travel will be coaching Core Techniques. Space is limited.

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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Brigantine is a large marsh area with many small channels and large bays. The Pine Barrens has many small winding rivers to paddle. One of the days we will paddle in open water near Great Bay and Brigantine Wildlife Refuge. Lunch is on a Sandy Beach facing the ocean on this 8-12 mile trip.The other day will be spent on a river in the Pine Barrens. The Oswego River is an 8-9 mile trip a one way trip with a shuttle.

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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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Cony IslandConey Island

Open water, hot dogs and bumper cars...what could be more fun? With the tide in our favor, we head under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on our way to Coney Island. After a hot dog on the boardwalk at Nathan's and perhaps an amusement ride or two, we start our return journey. This program offers long distance, open water, possible rough water, surf landing and lunch at a world famous location.

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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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