D&R (Delaware & Raritan) Canal    |    Delaware River    |    Farrington Lake    |    Graveyard of Ships    |    Hackensack River    |    Lake Hopatcong    |    
Manasquan River    |    Meadowlands    |    Merrill Creek Reservoir    |    Mill Creek    |    Monksville Reservoir    |    Musconetcong River    |    
Navesink River    |    Passaic River    |    Passaic River/Great Swamp    |    Pompton Lake    |    Raritan River    |    Shrewsbury River    |    
Spruce Run Reservoir    |    Swimming River    |    Wawayanda Lake    |    

Half Day Kayak Tours

Kayak East offers half day kayak tours at beautiful locations in New Jersey.  Register for a location below, choose to rent a kayak from Kayak East or bring your own.



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D&R (Delaware & Raritan) Canal - Somerset County, NJ (Easy)
The beauty of the canal is its pristine stillness in any season. The canal is a tremendous attraction for history lovers because of its 19th-century bridges, bridge tender houses, cobblestone spillways and stone-arched culverts. With most of the canal system intact today the D&R Canal is a great place for the beginner or advanced kayaker to enjoy a day of peaceful paddling.

DateDay/ TimeCost
July 4Tuesday at 9:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 3Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 3Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Delaware River - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, NJ (Easy)
The Delaware River is a favorite spot for many outdoor enthusiasts and for good reason. Its free-flowing beauty, recognized by its listing as a National Wild and Scenic River, is evident all around. With a little current helping us along, we'll guide you through one of the most scenic sections, the Delaware Water Gap. Keep your eyes alert to the riverbanks as we often spot bald eagle and black bear during our journey.

DateDay/ TimeCost
July 2Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$50.00
register
August 6Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$50.00
register
October 22Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$50.00
register



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Farrington Lake - Middlesex County, NJ (Easy)
Turtles, great blue heron, egret, beaver, otter, and more wildlife than you would expect are all here in this quiet sanctuary on the edges of suburbia. Come out and explore nature, lose yourself in the peacefulness of the calm waters, and enjoy a day you'll wish would never end.

DateDay/ TimeCost
May 7Sunday at SOLD OUT Single Kayak
$0.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$
register
Own Kayak
$0.00
register



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Graveyard of Ships - Middlesex County, NJ (Intermediate)
On the Staten Island side of the Arthur Kill lies a resting spot for old ships. Ferries, tugs, liners and more rest in the shallow waters of this coastal river offering kayakers a chance to view the eerie beauty of an era past. A unique paddling opportunity you won't want to miss.

Note: The vessels located here are privately owned. Any entry into or onto them is unlawful. Further, they are in a deteriorating condition. As a matter of safety, maintaining a safe and respectable distance is important and will be observed at all times.

If you are going to use your own kayak on this tour it must be at least 12 feet long.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 11Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
August 20Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
August 20Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
October 29Sunday at 9:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Hackensack River - Hudson County, NJ (Easy)
Amid one of the world's busiest metropolitan areas, the Hackensack River is like few others. Nearly 20 million people reside within a short drive and urbanization can be seen all around. Yet through it all, this river remains remarkably wild. Numerous species of birds make their home here or stop over on migration paths. Large concentrations of herring, striped bass and other fish use it as a spawning ground, and mammals, including muskrat, raccoon and red fox take advantage of the plentiful food available. Add in scenic views of the New York City skyline and this river is a great outing for any outdoor enthusiast.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 25Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
June 25Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Lake Hopatcong - Morris County, NJ (Easy)
Lake Hopatcong is a great place for anyone who enjoys being on the water. Being New Jersey's largest lake means there are plenty of places for kayakers to paddle and explore. Islands, coves, marshes and canals provide a variety found on few other lakes in the state. Come out for a fun day in a fun place.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 3Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
July 8Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
August 5Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Manasquan River - Monmouth County, NJ (Easy)
Our paddle will begin in the pristine upper section of this coastal river where we'll wind our way through a labyrinth of marsh grass and cedar trees. A short while later this serene setting gives way to a much larger river lined with marinas and picturesque homes. On our return trip we'll bypass our take out spot for a quick paddle into the narrow forested section upstream revealing a wholly different ecosystem in this diverse estuarine environment.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 18Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
June 18Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 10Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 10Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Meadowlands - Hudson County, NJ (Easy)
With the NYC skyline as a backdrop you'll be pleasantly surprised to find great paddling in the Meadowlands. The many creeks, sweeping through grassy hills and phragmites, offer an ecological system of tidal waters, where wading birds and other wildlife forage for food in the mud flats at low tide. A great daytime paddle and home to some beautiful sunsets. Witness this unexpected gem right under our noses.

DateDay/ TimeCost
July 3Monday at 9:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 2Saturday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 2Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
October 9Monday at 9:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Merrill Creek Reservoir - Warren County, NJ (Easy)
Surrounding Merrill Creek is over 2000 acres of forests and fields, making this reservoir feel wonderfully isolated. The feeling continues as we paddle through eerie yet beautiful groves of barren trees.White tail deer browsing the forest edge and shoreline often grace us with their presence. Be sure to look for the bald eagles too. For over 15 years this reservoir has been host to a nesting pair of bald eagles and they are frequently seen perched in the trees or flying overhead.

DateDay/ TimeCost
May 29Monday at 9:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
July 9Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
July 9Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
August 27Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
August 27Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Mill Creek - Hudson County, NJ (Easy)
Once part of a vast forest of Atlantic White Cedar trees whose valuable wood helped build New York City, Mill Creek and its surrounding marsh has transformed into a home for diverse populations of nesting and migratory birds including shorebirds, raptors, herons and peregrine falcon. Join us as we meander through wetlands, glimpsing remnants of its past which are visible at low tide, and exploring the lush greenery that has since taken over.

DateDay/ TimeCost
July 15Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Monksville Reservoir - Passaic County, NJ (Easy)
This horseshoe shaped reservoir follows the bed of the dammed up Wanaque River where it has carved its way through the surrounding hills. Steep forested banks isolate you from the outside world as you paddle and enjoy the beautiful natural settings all around. Don't miss autumn when great walls of color make it especially scenic.

DateDay/ TimeCost
October 21Saturday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
October 21Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Musconetcong River - Morris County, NJ (Easy)
Part of the historic Morris Canal, this section of the Musconetcong River runs slow, flat and beautiful making it a perfect place for a half day of kayaking

DateDay/ TimeCost
October 8Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
October 8Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Navesink River - Monmouth County, NJ (Easy)
This shallow tidal river is perhaps best known for the picturesque estates that line its shores. Add in some sandy beaches, marsh grass and a sailboat marina and it gives you a touch of scenic New England charm. We even encountered a pod of dolphins here on a past trip.

DateDay/ TimeCost
October 1Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
October 1Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Passaic River - Morris County, NJ (Easy)
This is the Passaic River few people know. Bordered on both sides by The Great Piece Meadows, this section of the river will take you away from it all. You won't believe the feeling of remoteness as we wind our way deep into nature. A great escape in all seasons and especially nice with fall colors providing a beautiful backdrop.

DateDay/ TimeCost
July 23Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
July 23Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
October 28Saturday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
October 28Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Passaic River/Great Swamp - Somerset County, NJ (Easy)
Bordering Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge this section of the Passaic river boasts beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife. You'll feel at one with nature as the river's twists and turns carry you deeper into the refuge's soul. We'll even portage over a beaver dam and check out their amazing handiwork.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 4Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
June 4Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Pompton Lake - Passaic County, NJ (Easy)
Nestled in northern Passaic County, this easy to reach lake is a perfect combination of open space and lakeside homes. Calm quiet waters ensure your paddle will be relaxing and enjoyable.

DateDay/ TimeCost
May 21Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Raritan River - Middlesex County, NJ (Easy)
The Raritan is the largest river located entirely within the state of New Jersey. After years of neglect the river is experiencing a Renaissance. The Raritan Riverfront Project has given access to a beautiful ecosystem with a wide range of recreational opportunities, including kayaking, canoeing, bird watching and hiking trails. We'll paddle into New Brunswick where this renaissance is in full swing.

DateDay/ TimeCost
July 16Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
July 16Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 4Monday at 9:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Shrewsbury River - Monmouth County, NJ (Easy)
With more than a dozen creeks feeding into it, this river is one of Sandy Hook Bay's most important estuaries. Its marshes and coves provide excellent habitat for wildlife and great exploring for kayakers. Egret, heron, osprey and other birds feed along the shores. Watch sailboats as they compete in a weekly Sunday afternoon regatta. Add in some stately waterfront homes and you'll find plenty to keep your attention on this popular paddle.

DateDay/ TimeCost
May 28Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
May 28Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
July 30Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
July 30Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 17Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 17Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Spruce Run Reservoir - Hunterdon County, NJ (Easy)
Nestled within Hunterdon County's beautiful rolling hills, Spruce Run Reservoir is a wonderful place to paddle. Fifteen miles of shoreline with numerous creeks and coves to explore, abundant wildlife to view and a get away from it all feeling that will surely make your day a great one.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 17Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
July 22Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
August 26Saturday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Swimming River - Monmouth County, NJ (Easy)
Framed by phragmites and cord grass, Swimming River is a tidal estuary that flows into the Navesink River on its way toward Sandy Hook bay and the ocean. Winding its way through Red Bank, NJ you'd hardly know it as quiet surroundings insulate us from the busy community. Several nearby areas are also well known as fossil collecting grounds and Mesozoic era sharks' teeth have been found along the shoreline.

DateDay/ TimeCost
August 13Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
August 13Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Wawayanda Lake - Sussex County, NJ (Easy)
This glacially formed lake in an Atlantic white cedar swamp and mixed oak-hardwood forest boasts some of north Jersey's most scenic fall foliage. It is also home to many animals including deer, beaver, black bear and river otter. One of our most scenic tours, it is also a great place to enjoy a hike on some of the parks numerous trails. Bring your camera!

DateDay/ TimeCost
October 15Sunday at 9:00am Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
October 15Sunday at 1:30pm Single Kayak
$60.00
register
Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register

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