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Kayaking, Rafting and Tubing Near Jersey City

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Kayaking, Rafting, and Tubing Near Jersey City

Looking for fun summer activities with the family? Have you tried out these water activities? There are a ton of businesses offering kayaking, tubing as well as rafting, near Jersey City. We highly recommend checking these places out which are perfect for a summer day and a great experience. Some of these are an hour or two away from Jersey City and some right are in the heart of downtown. So, keep that in mind before booking! In fact, check out our blogs on waterparks, camping, hiking, and parks, for more family fun while practicing social distance and staying outdoors. If you want something more relaxing check out these blogs on wineries or places to go mini-golfing.

Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse: Kayaking Rafting near Jersey City

Outdoor Activities Kayaking near Jersey City

Some outdoor activities near Jersey City, Hoboken

Volunteers run the show and organize 100% of the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse. They welcome donations. In 2004 a group of kayaking enthusiasts, with help from the City of Hoboken and Downtown Boathouse of New York City, began offering free kayaking to the public and at the moment, they are offering free paddle days and while maintaining the social distancing. Don’t forget your masks. It is free but donate to keep the running. Check their schedule here.

Urban Paddle Kayaking on Jersey Shore

Outdoor fun near Jersey City Kayaking, Rafting, Tubing

Outdoor fun near Jersey City Kayaking, Rafting, Tubing

Urban Paddle offers the best paddle experience on the Hudson with beautiful views of Manhattan and It is right in Jersey City at the Liberty Harbor Marina. They carry the highest quality boards and kayaks including Bic Sport, Ocean Kayak Tahe, Old Town, Epic, and SIC Maui and all tours come with basic instruction. A great outing for family and friends! In fact, they are making sure everything is properly sanitized before used. Book your adventure here.

Resilience Paddle Sports Kayaking Paddle boarding in NJ

Canoeing near Jersey City

Canoeing near Jersey City. Outdoor activities with family

Their goal is to enhance local fitness and outdoor recreational opportunities plus environmental awareness by providing high-quality kayaking and paddle boarding educational programs at Pier 13 Hoboken, serving residents of Hoboken plus the greater NY/NJ area and visitors. So, enjoy a fun weekend with family or friends with Resilience Paddle Sports. They offer paddling, kayaking, and youth programs. You can book online here.  

Delaware River Tubing:Rafting and other sports near Jersey City

Rafting and other sports near Jersey City

Rafting and other sports near Jersey City. Delaware Rafting

Voted #1 River Tubing, Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing Outfitter, check Delaware River Tubing with friends and family! They are open for the season by ticket purchase only. You can go to Tubing, rafting, canoeing, and kayaking all week except Tuesday. Face masks required and taking many steps to ensure the safety of their guests and staff due to COVID-19. And Their operations and procedures have all been adjusted with safety as a primary concern. Please view how their operations have changed here.  Also, they are about an hour away from Jersey City.

 

Winding River Campground:

Open camping near Jersey City

Winding River Campground is open for camping and canoeing, kayaking, and tubing.

Winding River Campground is open for camping and canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Also, face masks are required and social distancing enforced. The playground, basketball courts, volleyball courts, pool, and rec hall are closed. Take a trip down the shore to enjoy a day of activities. Keep in mind, they are about an hour and 30 minutes away from Jersey City so it would be perfect for a weekend trip and enjoy camping as well.

Lakeview Marina:Rafting near Jersey City

Rafting near Jersey City

Rafting near Jersey City at Lake Marina with Family

Lakeview Marina utilizes the top of the line skis, wakeboards, tubes, and safety equipment and each group receives its own competition wakeboard/ski boat and driver/instructor. They are about an hour away from downtown Jersey City. You can enjoy a day of tubing, tube surfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding here with the family. All their activities are by appointment only.

Hackensack RiverKeeper Canoeing and Kayaking near Jersey City

River Rafting and Canoeing near Jersey City

Hackensack RiverKeeper Canoeing and Kayaking near Jersey City

Since 1999 and continuing today, Hackensack Riverkeeper remains the only operator of canoe/kayak liveries in their watershed. Now fielding a fleet of more than fifty canoes and kayaks, they look forward to giving you, your family & friends opportunities to enjoy and explore the river, the Meadowlands, and Overpeck Lake at your own pace or on one of their Laurel Hill moonlight paddles. They are about 45 minutes from downtown Jersey City. You can see their full schedule here.


Flatwater Paddle at Monksville Reservoir

Flatwater Paddle at Monksville Reservoir

Flatwater Paddle near Jersey City, Hoboken New Jersey

Monksville Reservoir is a beautiful and serene reservoir located in the New Jersey Highlands, in Long Pond Ironworks State Park. The reservoir has a surface area of 505 acres, and spans about three miles from end to end. The reservoir is surrounded by forest, including hiking trails such as the Monks Trail Circular. While being easily accessible from NYC and other densely populated areas of NJ, Monksville is secluded, rustic and peaceful. It is about an hour from Jersey City. You can go kayaking or paddleboarding as well as enjoy some floating yoga classes. Book it here. 

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