The Catskill Mountains offer vistas of scenic beauty to the legendary land of “Rip Van Winkle."
Kayaking Tour from Catskill, NY
We launch from Dutchman’s Landing in the town of Catskill for both the north and the south trips. On the north route, our kayaking tour allows us to paddle past Rogers Island to Hudson-Athens Lighthouse. Lunch is at a beach which offers a great spot to swim or cool off on warm days. Before heading back to the launch we paddle up Catskill Creek, from there we can explore Ramshorn Creek, also known as Little Amazon.
On the south route, we paddle into Ramshorn Creek on our way south towards Germantown Landing for lunch. Along the way, there are a few of the prettiest creeks on the river to poke around. We’ve frequently seen bald eagles here as well. Both routes on our Catskill kayak tours cover about six to 10 miles.
Artists and writers have long been inspired by the majesty of this area. After a day on the peaceful Hudson River, the source of their inspiration becomes apparent.
…. the Hudson and the opposite shores, so wonderful toward sunset … the noiseless splash of sunrise…Walt Whitman
Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the program start time to get set up with your equipment so we can get the program started on time.
Rental kayaks are limited on this program. Please email us to check if we have space to carry a kayak for you and have a kayak that is suitable for your size and skill level.
Previous paddling experience is needed. You need to have a good forward stroke to cover 6 to 12 miles at a 3 knot plus pace. If windy the river can get rough.