Please note: NYC Ferry service to Pier 102 has been redirected to Yankee Pier

Free Kayaking with the Downtown Boathouse

Available Hours

Saturdays 11AM-4PM

Learn to kayak on Governors Island! The Downtown Boathouse offers free sit-on-top kayaks for public use at Pier 101. Boathouse staff gives free instruction and provides all necessary safety equipment.

Kayaking on Governors Island provides an opportunity to create a personal connection with our waterfront, regardless of age, income or location, and it also serves to educate the public on how far we’ve come in cleaning up the Harbor.

Free kayaking is open from June 16th through mid September on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. We run our free walk up kayaking program from Pier 101 in a small cove. The last kayaks goes out at 3:30pm.