Cheesequake Creek    |    Cranberry Lake    |    D&R (Delaware & Raritan) Canal    |    Delaware River    |    Farrington Lake    |    Graveyard of Ships    |    
Hackensack River    |    Lawrence Brook    |    Matawan Creek    |    Merrill Creek Reservoir    |    Mill Creek    |    Musconetcong River    |    
Navesink River    |    Passaic River    |    Passaic River/Great Swamp    |    Pompton River    |    Raritan River    |    Shrewsbury River    |    
Splitrock Reservoir    |    Swartswood Lake    |    Swimming River    |    By Date    |    

Tuesday Kayak Tours - Approximately 3 hours in duration



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Cheesequake Creek - Middlesex County, NJ (Easy/Intermediate)
Cheesequake Creek got its unusual name from the Leni-Lenape Indians who fished and hunted in the area long ago. The estuary, which feeds the Raritan Bay in New Jersey, is a rich, tidal ecosystem providing food for countless herons, egrets and osprey whose nesting sites can be seen during our paddle.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 27Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
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Own Kayak
$40.00
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Cranberry Lake - Sussex County, NJ (Easy)
At almost 180 acres, Cranberry Lake is an intimate paddling excursion for our participants. Nostalgic lake cottages and scenic rock outcroppings dot the northern shorelines while Allamuchy State park, bordering the southern end offers a more remote and pristine exploration of coves and inlets. Warm, clear and inviting waters may even tempt us to stop for a swim.

DateDay/ TimeCost
July 11Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
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Own Kayak
$40.00
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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
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
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Own Kayak
$40.00
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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
August 29Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$50.00
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Farrington Lake - Middlesex County, NJ (Easy)
Paddle on this lake and you will not believe you are in close proximity to New Brunswick's hustle and bustle. The long narrow lake provides an intimate setting for you to be close to nature. Wildlife abounds here with big turtles basking on logs in the sun and great blue heron and egrets stalking the shallows in search of a meal. The human species are relatively rare here so you can enjoy your own little wonderland.

DateDay/ TimeCost
July 25Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
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
July 18Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register
September 26Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Hackensack River - Bergen 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.

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Lawrence Brook - Middlesex County, NJ (Easy)
Further along the Farrington Lake chain, Lawrence Brook is so tucked away, some of the locals don't even now about it. Flat, calm, easy paddling water is sure to help you relax as we soak in the atmosphere and listen for songbirds that frequent the surrounding woodlands.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 20Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
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Own Kayak
$40.00
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Matawan Creek - Monmouth County, NJ (Easy/Intermediate)
Nestled in a quiet community in northern Monmouth County this unassuming creek is an important part of New Jersey's coastal estuary habitat. It is best known for the legendary shark attack which occurred here in 1916 inspiring the book and movie Jaws. As we explore the creek we'll revisit the site from that fateful day.

DateDay/ TimeCost
June 13Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
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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
October 24Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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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
September 19Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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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
June 6Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
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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
August 1Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
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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
August 22Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
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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
May 23Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
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Pompton River - Passaic County, NJ (Easy)
Flowing through Wayne, Lincoln Park and Pequannock, this often overlooked river is the largest tributary feeding into the Passaic. Paddle here and get a glimpse of a community always wary of the river and its potential for flooding. Forested areas have taken over where homes once stood as the river continues to reclaim its shores.

DateDay/ TimeCost
August 8Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
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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
August 15Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
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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 weekly regattas. Add in some stately waterfront homes and you'll find plenty to keep your attention on this popular paddle.

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Splitrock Reservoir - Morris County, NJ (Easy)
The place to go if you want to get away from it all. This pristine body of water is guaranteed to satisfy even the most discriminating kayaker. Paddle along unspoiled shorelines and islands where wildlife thrive. Search the water for beaver and river otter. Look to the skies for osprey and bald eagle. Don't forget the surrounding woods where you might spot a black bear or whitetail deer.

DateDay/ TimeCost
October 17Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register



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Swartswood Lake - Sussex County, NJ (Easy)
With a mixture of state park, woodlands and private homes the shores of Swartswood Lake provide an array of interesting sites. Beautiful fall colors, lily pads the size of basketballs and a mermaid sitting watch over the lake add to the interest for a trip you are sure to enjoy.

DateDay/ TimeCost
October 10Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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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
May 30Tuesday at 10:30am Single Kayak
$60.00
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Tandem Kayak
$90.00
register
Own Kayak
$40.00
register

Tuesday Tours By Date

May 23 Passaic River/Great Swamp
May 30 Swimming River
Jun 6 Musconetcong River
Jun 13 Matawan Creek
Jun 20 Lawrence Brook
Jun 27 Cheesequake Creek
Jul 4 D&R Canal
Jul 11 Cranberry Lake
Jul 18 Graveyard of Ships
Jul 25 Farrington Lake
Aug 1 Navesink River
Aug 8 Pompton River
Aug 15 Raritan River
Aug 22 Passaic River
Aug 29 Delaware River
Sep 19 Mill Creek
Sep 26 Graveyard of Ships
Oct 10 Swartswood Lake
Oct 17 Splitrock Reservoir
Oct 24 Merrill Creek Reservoir

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