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Manhattan Kayak Company

Founded in 1995 by Eric Stiller, the Manhattan Kayak Company is New York City’s premiere kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) school and touring company. After half-circumnavigating Australia by kayak and riding the rest of the way on a bicycle, Eric returned to New York and to sow the seeds of adventure for others by teaching them the most efficient way to paddle a kayak.

The Manhattan Kayak Company takes a core-centric approach to paddling efficiently, allowing kayakers and stand up paddle boarders to explore New York City in unique and thrilling ways. Our recreational kayak and stand up paddle boarding programs are easy to do and offered all week long.

Manhattan Kayak Company employs a tried and true method of kayak and stand up paddle board instruction, helping thousands of people develop high proficiency in a short period of time. Using our individualized instruction and time-tested techniques, we teach New York kayakers and stand up paddle boarders to build great habits and skip any unnecessary trial and error. At Manhattan Kayak Company, we take an in-depth approach to kayak and stand up paddle board instruction, allowing individuals to navigate the challenging water conditions of the Hudson River and New York Harbor.

Many of our knowledgeable instructors and guides started as students with Manhattan Kayak Company over the years. Their unique perspective of the local waters creates specialized instruction for both new and seasoned kayakers and stand up paddle boarders. The more you paddle with Manhattan Kayak Company, the deeper and richer your experience with this fantastic sport will be.

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