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Where to Practice Water Sports in NY

June 26th, 2019 | The Jetset Life

New York is a city that makes it easy to stay fit. After all, we have running routes, biking trails, and interesting fitness classes. But when temperatures increase, there’s nothing like spending the day in the water. Luckily for us, the city is surrounded by water! Head outside and practice these popular water sports. 


A favorite summer activity in New York is kayaking along the Hudson River Park. Piers 96 and 84 are home to kayaking companies that offer rentals and lessons. The service is first come, first serve, so make sure you arrive early. 

Stand Up Paddleboarding

The benefits of practicing SUP are endless. It’s a low impact activity that manages to tone the entire body! Plus, managing not to fall into the water is part of the fun. Most of the companies offering kayaking also offer SUP options, so be sure to check out the Hudson River Park as well. 


If you want to simply explore the East and Hudson Rivers and enjoy the warm breeze, then book a sailing trip. We’ve talked about different cruise options in New York, but sailing brings some old world charm to the mix. Manhattan by Sail offers various sailing options, including a tour of New York Harbor with a wine tasting. 

couple-jet-skiing-past-brooklyn-bridgeJet Skiing

For those speed addicts, jet skiing is the way to go. Empire City Watersports has jet ski rentals and tours that highlight the best views of New York City. If you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced and new summer experience, look no further. Their guided tours take you past the Statue of Liberty, Downtown New York, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. 

Water Jetpacks

True adrenaline junkies should opt instead for a water jetpack. This is the ultimate watersport for anyone wanting to fly over the waters of New York City—even if it’s just for a few seconds at a time. The only company in the city offering this experience is Watersports NYC. You can book a water jetpack from 30 minutes to 2 hours. 

Start your New York summer getaway at the Royalton New York. Book our Royal Treatment package and soak in a luxurious tub after spending the day experiencing the city’s watersports.