Boating is a worthwhile, fun adventure for anyone who goes out. It unlocks a myriad of benefits. A cruise with friends can be rewarding and memorable. Hidden benefits for kids and families when they boat together are long lasting.
Boating is a low impact activity that not only burns calories, but allows for a good time while doing it.
Studies also show that boaters respond to stress or stressful situations in a better manner than non-boaters.
Here is a list of some of the best places around NYC, for your kids to start boating.
The downtown Boathouse
All ages (must be accompanied by an adult).
Free boating lessons at Pier 26 every Wednesday night at 6pm.
Free Kayaks at Pier 96, Pier 40 or 72nd Street for a 20 minute paddle inside the Pier’s protected embayment (morning are less busy, double kayaks with baby seat available).
address : Pier 40 at Houston St on th Hudson River; Pier 96 at Twelfth Ave and 56th St; 72nd St at the Hudson River in Riverside Park.