Information about New York (The Battery), NY
The island of Manhattan, the center of New York City and perhaps its most well-known borough, sits between the Hudson River and the East River, with its tip extending out into New York Harbor. The iconic Statue of Liberty graces the middle of the harbor with her presence. This is a busy and thriving harbor with a huge variety of types of vessels plying its waters. New York Transit’s various ferry services are incredibly active, shuttling both natives and tourists to various locations. There are also wonderful harbor cruises available almost every night of the week, and even intrepid kayakers can be found touring the harbor.
Free kayaking in New York City:
Listed below are some of the many free kayaking resources available in NYC.
- Red Hook Boaters
- The Downtown Boathouse
- Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse
- Long Island City Community Boathouse
- Manhattan Community Boathouse
- North Brooklyn Boat Club
Other Helpful Resources:
- NYC Ferry Service
- NYC – The Official Guide
- New York State Boat Launching Sites (PDF)
- Marinas in New York (The Battery), NY