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    Skyline Kayak Tour

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    Yup, there are thousands of ways you can glimpse Manhattan's famed skyline -- but none of them are as breathtaking as this Kayak Tour from the Hudson River. Picture this: you're paddling through the calm waters on your colorful sit-on-top kayak with your best friend or significant other in front of the most stunning backdrop in the world. This kayak excursion is Manhattan Kayak Company's most popular daytime tour for beginners -- and for good reason! You'll start your adventure with a brief lesson on land, during which you'll learn an efficient torso rotation paddle stroke. Then you'll be set to explore the waters! Happy paddling!
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    Skyline Kayak Tour

    555 12th Ave, New York

    • Get eye-popping panoramic views of Manhattan's famous skyline.
    • Our instructors will teach an efficient paddle stroke on land.
    • Then we embark from the Midtown Manhattan boathouse using safe and easy sit-on-top kayaks.
    • This is a very accessible trip even for those without water experience.
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    New York After Dark Kayaking

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    The epitome of spectacular, surreal, and awe-inspiring sights is the Manhattan skyline at night. Come experience this iconic image from a kayak out on the water. You'll start off with a quick briefing on how to paddle and navigate with a kayak before venturing onto the water. Expect to see Midtown light up and catch an amazing view of the Empire State Building on your scenic kayaking adventure. It will be a pensive, calm, and ethereal experience seeing New York at night from a place like no other.
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    New York After Dark Kayaking

    555 12th Ave, New York

    • Witness Manhattan as the sun goes down.
    • Learn basic strokes on land, launch into the sunset and then watch the city lights glow.
    • As conditions allow, we may take the group deeper onto the river.
    • Bring water-friendly pants and your camera.
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    Stand-Up Paddleboarding Basics

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    So you think keeping your balance is hard? This program ups the challenge by teaching you how to balance yourself on a stand-up paddleboard, to experience a new level of connection and flow. This class uses a method of starting out with a dry land teaching, which will give you a focused, effective way to learn the key movements of full body paddling and hip-and-torso rotation. Then you're set to get out on the water and playtest the new skills and techniques! Plus, this 90-minute session will help you nurture your mind, body, awareness, and breath. Come see what the challenging excitement is all about!
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    Stand-Up Paddleboarding Basics

    555 12th Ave, New York

    • In SUP 1, or tand-Up Paddleboarding, In SUP 1, learn to use basic forward and turn strokes and engage your full body
    • Every student makes great strides compared to solo learners
    • Continue to SUP 2 and 3 and then Intermediate trips
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    Beginner Kayaking

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    Do you love being on the water? Still get a thrill out of sports? Why not combine the two and try kayaking! This beginner kayaking course provides three and a half hours of thorough paddle instruction. You'll receive a general introduction to the sport of kayaking through dry-land training, boat education, and actual kayaking on the Hudson River. You will be sure to learn the proper mechanics of paddling, launch and rescue methods and boat fit. Manhattan Kayak Company will teach you everything you will need to begin paddling against the current in no time at all!
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    Beginner Kayaking

    555 12th Ave, New York

    • Learn to set up a decked kayak and to propel and control it with basic strokes
    • Connect your stroke from your toes through your blade to prevent overuse of the arms
    • Develop a strong foundation for more advanced kayaking classes and techniques
    • No prior kayak or swim experience necessary
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