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Explore the East River Estuary and glide across the water at public kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse for free kayaking sessions. This 2022, our public kayak program runs from Pier 2 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from June through August, and Saturdays in September. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse is also running a family kayaking program on Sundays from June 5 through the end of August.

Registration goes live here two weeks in advance of the date you would like to attend. Scroll below for program times and general information below. 

Have your own boat? Launch your human-powered boats from the Pier 4 Beach.


Want to go kayaking for free with an amazing view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty? Then you’ve come to the right place. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse partner to offer free kayaking opportunities each summer. 

General Kayaking, 2022 Dates

  • Kayaking runs on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-7pm through the end of August.
  • Kayaking runs on Saturdays from 10am-3:30pm through the end of September.
  • Visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website to learn more and register.

Family Kayaking, 2022 Dates

  • The family programs runs on Sundays, June 5-September 24, from 12-3:00pm. Visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website to learn more and register.

General Program Information:

  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating.
  • Children and teens under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.

Age Restrictions:

  • Minors (below 18 years old) must have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Minors 14-17 years old can go in a kayak by themselves if a parent/guardian agrees, signs the waiver, and remains present.
  • Minors 13 years and younger are permitted, if accompanied in the boat by parent or guardian. Only one child per boat at any time.

Interested in volunteering with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse? Click here.


The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers a youth kayak program for school and camp groups throughout the summer. Please visit the Youth Kayak Program page for more information.

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