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Kayak Tours with the Jersey Paddler


Paddle around New Jersey's bays, rivers and lakes in these kayaking tours. Bring your own day-touring or sea kayak or use one of our decked kayaks (generally not suitable for sit-on-top kayaks). Please read about Tour Ratings and Registration Information below. Price is listed as equipment included/discounted fee with your own equipment. If you have any questions, please call the store for more information at 1-888-22-KAYAK.

If you are looking to get on the water for the first time, or improve your kayaking or SUP skills, please check our our Paddle School offerings!

 


TOUR RATINGS

Easy - No experience is necessary. We'll start off at the launch site with a brief lesson and on the water, the agenda is determined by the group's overall ability. These tours are great for photographers, bird-watchers and, generally, anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy nature!

Intermediate - Some paddling experience is preferred. These tours can present us with more difficult water and weather conditions such as wind, waves and tidal currents.

Challenging - We require the participant to have previous paddling instruction and experience, preferably having taken our Basic Strokes and Rescues and our Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement classes. These tours will test your endurance as well as your paddling technique on more open bodies of water and rougher conditions.

If you have any questions about the level of skill appropriate for each tour, please call the store at 1-888-22-KAYAK.

 


2014 Schedule of Tours

APRIL

Long Beach Island Full-day Tour (Intermediate) Sat Apr 26, 9 am-3:30 pm $90/$60

MAY

Barnegat Bay Full-day Tour (Challenging) Sat May 3, 9 am-3:30 pm $90/$60 

D&R Canal Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun May 4, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40 

Sandy Hook Full-day Tour (Challenging) Sat May 10, 9 am-3:30 pm $110/$75

Lake Hopatcong Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun May 11, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Farrington Lake Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue May 13, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Navesink River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun May 18, 9 am or 1:30 pm $60/$40

Matawan Creek Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue May 20, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Shrewsbury River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun May 25, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Pompton River Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue May 27, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

JUNE

Graveyard of Ships Half-day Tour (Intermediate) Sun Jun 1, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Staten Island Marsh Half-day Tour (Intermediate) Tue Jun 3, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Meadowlands Sunset Tour (Easy) Thu Jun 5, 6-9 pm $60/$40

Lake Hopatcong Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Jun 10, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Manasquan River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Jun 15, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Cheesequake Creek Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Jun 17, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Pompton Lake Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Jun 22, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Lawrence Brook Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Jun 24, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Meadowlands Sunset Tour (Easy) Thu Jun 26, 6-9 pm $60/$40

JULY

Raritan River Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Jul 1, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

D&R Canal Half-day Tour (Easy) Thu Jul 4, 9:30 am-12:30 pm $60/$40

Merrill Creek Reservoir Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Jul 6, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Meadowlands Sunset Tour (Easy) Thu Jul 10, 6-9 pm $60/$40

Graveyard of Ships Half-day Tour (Intermediate) Tue Jul 15, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Shrewsbury River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Jul 20, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Splitrock Reservoir Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Jul 22, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Meadowlands Sunset Tour (Easy) Thu Jul 24, 6-9 pm $60/$40

Monksville Reservoir Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Jul 27, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Mill Creek Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Jul 29, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

AUGUST

Navesink River Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Aug 5, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Pompton River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Aug 10, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Swimmimg River Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Aug 12, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Graveyard of Ships Half-day Tour (Intermediate) Sun Aug 17, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Shrewsbury River Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Aug 26, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Meadowlands Sunset Tour (Easy) Thu Aug 28, 6-9 pm $60/$40

Hackensack River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Aug 31, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

SEPTEMBER

Raritan River Half-day Tour (Easy) Mon Sep 1, 9:30 am-12:30 pm $60/$40

Raritan Bay Full-day Tour (Challenging) Sat Sep 6, 9 am-3:30 pm $90/$60

D&R Canal Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Sep 7, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Meadowlands Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Sep 9, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Washington Crossing Full-day Tour (Intermediate) Sat Sep 13, 9 am-3:30 pm $90/$60

Swimmimg River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Sep 14, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Splitrock Reservoir Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Sep 16, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Spruce Run Reservoir Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Sep 23, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

Sandy Hook Full-day Tour (Challenging) Sat Sep 27, 9 am-3:30 pm $90/$60

Shrewsbury River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Sep 28, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40

Matawan Creek Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Sep 30, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40

OCTOBER

Barnegat Bay Full-day Tour (Challenging) Sat Oct 4, 9 am-3:30 pm $90/$60 

Navesink River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Oct 5, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40 

Hudson River Full-day Tour (Intermediate) Sat Oct 11, 9 am-3:30 pm $90/$60 

Swartswood Lake Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Oct 14, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40 

Splitrock Reservoir Half-day Tour (Easy) Sat Oct 18, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40 

Monksville Reservoir Half-day Tour (Easy) Sat Oct 25, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40 

Passaic River Half-day Tour (Easy) Sun Oct 26, 9 am-12 pm or 1:30-4:30 pm $60/$40 

D&R Canal Half-day Tour (Easy) Tue Oct 28, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $60/$40 




REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Please call the store at 1-888-22-KAYAK to register. NOTE: Cancellations with at least 7 days advance notice will be rescheduled or refunded. 50% refund for 3 to 7 days cancellation notice and no refunds if you fail to show up for the tour. Tours go out rain or shine (except in cases of extreme weather). If we must cancel a tour or class, we will let you know as early as possible and offer to reschedule the session or give a refund.