Kayaking – Trip Maps

Below you will find maps for some possible kayak trips. While all of these trips vary in distance and duration, most can be completed in an afternoon. When paddling in bodies of water affected by tides it’s important to time trips around the tidal currents. Paddlers can easily become stranded if they fail to plan a trip around currents. Please refer to the NOAA website for tidal current predictions. Before attempting any of these trips please read the disclaimer.


New York City 

Hallets Cove to Valentino Pier w/stop at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Distance: 17.4 Miles
Trip Duration: 5.5 hours
Resting Time: .5 hour
Tottenville to Staten Island Ship Graveyards w/stops at various ships

Distance: 11.7 Miles
Trip Duration: 4 hours
Resting Time: 1 hour
Little Neck Bay / Fort Totten w/stop at an eastern beach

Distance: 10.7 Miles
Trip Duration: 3.5 hours
Resting Time: .5 hour
Randall’s Island & Roosevelt Island Circ. w/ Mill Rock layover

Distance: 12.4 Miles
Trip Duration: 3.5 hours
Resting Time: .5 hour
Stepping Stone Lighthouse w/stop at an eastern beach

Distance: 6.7 Miles
Trip Duration: 3 hours
Resting Time: .5 hour
“Seis Circ” – circumnavigation of all navigable East River islands

Distance: 15.8 Miles
Trip Duration: 5.5 hours
Resting Time: .5 hour
“Sunset Paddle” – a relaxing paddle suitable for any tidal conditions

Distance: 4.5 Miles
Trip Duration: 2.5 hours
Resting Time: 20 minutes



Hudson Valley 

Peekskill/Popolopen Swim and Play (with fireworks during festival)
Distance: 9.7 Miles
Trip Duration: 3.5 hours
Resting Time: Depends on playtime!

Disclaimer: Before going on a kayak trip you should always check weather forecasts, current and tidal current predictions, and attempt to gain as much “local knowledge” as possible. Currents can be quite strong in some regions and may overwhelm some paddlers. Please take your skill level, level of endurance, equipment, and general preparedness into consideration before attempting any of these trips. Please note that all routes and distances are approximate and should NOT be followed explicitly. Kayaking in unfamiliar waters is extremely dangerous. This information should NOT be used as a guide.