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

Tuesday Kayak Tours



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jul 3
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Cheesequake Creek - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jul 10
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Cranberry Lake - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jul 4
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

D&R Canal - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Aug 28
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $50

Delaware River - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jul 24
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Farrington Lake - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jul 31
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Graveyard of Ships - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jun 26
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Lawrence Brook - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jul 17
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Matawan Creek - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Oct 16
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Merrill Creek Reservoir - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Aug 14
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Mill Creek - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jun 12
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Musconetcong River - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Aug 7
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Navesink River - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Aug 21
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Passaic River - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. May 22
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Passaic River/Great Swamp - Half Day Kayak Tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Sept 18
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Pompton River - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jun 5
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Raritan River - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Oct 23
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Splitrock Reservoir - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Oct 9
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Swartswood Lake - Half Day Kayak Tour (Tuesday)



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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.

Tour dates: Tue. Jun 19
Cost: Single kayak $60, Tandem kayak $90, Own kayak $40

Swimming River - Half day kayak tour (Tuesday)

Tuesday Tours By Date

May 22 Passaic River/Great Swamp
Jun 5 Raritan River
Jun 12 Musconetcong River
Jun 19 Swimming River
Jun 26 Lawrence Brook
Jul 3 Cheesequake Creek
Jul 10 Cranberry Lake
Jul 17 Matawan Creek
Jul 24 Farrington Lake
Jul 31 Graveyard of Ships
Aug 7 Navesink River
Aug 14 Mill Creek
Aug 21 Passaic River
Aug 28 Delaware River
Sep 18 Pompton River
Oct 9 Swartswood Lake
Oct 16 Merrill Creek Reservoir
Oct 25 Splitrock Reservoir
Oct 30 D&R Canal

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