Opening for our 13th season 4/20/2024!
Outdoor fun on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. Take a kayak, standup paddle board (SUP), canoe or bike to the beach. No need to haul your own, we have a variety of rental equipment for all skill levels.
Check facebook or instagram for our weekly events, guided/non-guided group paddles, SUP yoga, Friday evening music paddles, or contact us to book a private lesson or party!
In business since 2012, our customers come back and bring friends. Check out our reviews, or better yet, decide for yourself! We look forward to helping you try something new, being a part of your summer fitness plan, or facilitating a fun party or work outing.
We love the environment and don't rent anything with motors! But, we can refer you to a captain that will take you for a boat, yacht or sailboat cruise.
Anywhere, within a mile of shore! Bring a buddy or a phone and let us know your float plan. Please return by closing time and STAY OUT OF THE WAY OF BOATS!!!
You are leaving from the boat dock inside a marina, so you'll stay near the shoreline and away from the docks to avoid boats. You will paddle out towards the white ferry terminal building and then turn left to go into the harbor. A right turn at ferry building will keep you in the channel and ends at a waterfall under a bridge. There are boat docks behind The Cove restaurant and Garvies Point brewery/restaurant, let us know if you'd like to take along some rope to tie up so you can have refreshments! While in the boat channel you must stay to the side opposite the marina, in the shallow area so that boats can use the deeper middle part. You will return on this same side, near the marshy area and buildings and away from the boat docks.
Once you are out into the harbor, immediately to the right is Mercadante Beach, Hempstead Harbor Yacht Club (private), and Garvies Preserve. We love to send people to the beach at Garvies because it is usually very quiet and beautiful natural scenery. Beyond that is a rock jetty and Morgan Park, an awesome destination, it has concession stand and bathrooms. If you have perfect conditions and lots of stamina, you could make it to Crescent Beach or Pratt Beach at Welwyn Preserve. Across from the jetty at Morgan Park is Sands Point Preserve, a long trip but doable in great conditions.
If you go left after traversing the boat channel (look for boats before crossing) you will see beach behind private homes, the Sea Cliff Yacht Club (private) and then the Sea Cliff Village Beach (residents only, but you may dine at their concession). Continuing past the village beach is the boardwalk and beautiful cliffside homes, then Tappen Beach. The restaurant at Tappen is a popular destination, but you'll need a few hours to eat, drink and kayak there and back! Across from Tappen is North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington,
Coming out of the marina and going straight across will land you on beach behind private homes in Sands Point/Port Washington North. Looks closer than it is! Most beaches are public below the high tide line, please be respectful.
Under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. We have safety equipment for all ages and small children can go in a double or triple kayak with a parent. Safety is our primary concern, we are located in a marina and you travel thru a boat channel, so parents must be responsible for keeping kids out of the way of boaters.
Please pay attention to your route and conditions. Current and wind may work against you and it could take longer than expected. We don't have a rescue boat! We are constantly monitoring weather and won't send you out in unsafe conditions. Things can change quickly on the water, go to the nearest shore and seek shelter if you hear thunder or see lightning. Lifejackets are required for kayaks and canoes and must be on board a SUP.
Paddling is a water sport, so be prepared to get wet! Quick dry clothing is best and shoes that can get wet. We have bathroom, showers and changing facilities so you can hang out and go to the restaurant afterwards. Sure you can bring your phone, but you should put it in a waterproof case (yes, we sell them). Dogs are welcome, owner must provide life jacket.
We have lots of equipment, so you can just show up when we are open. Some weekends there could be a little wait, but it is a fun place to hang out! If you have 6 or more, it is good for us to know ahead of time.
If you want to purchase a gift certificate online or need an amount other than what is listed, pay here.
Our focus is on having fun in our beautiful harbor! All of our equipment is powered by humanoids and we are a low carbon footprint business. We promote environmental preservation by doing waterfront cleanups and encourage our customers to be on the lookout for litter. Bring it back and get an ice pop!!
128 Shore Road, Glen Cove, New York 11542, United States
Open Thursday to Sunday in spring and fall. Open daily when school is out. Open by appointment all other times.