Manhattan Kayak Company
Located at the Pier 84 boathouse on the Hudson River, Manhattan Kayak Company has something to offer everyone, from beginners to seasoned pros. MKC offers an expansive set of courses, including ‘SUP 1-2-3’, where students learn about the board, paddle, and basic strokes, and a five-hour tour of ‘Governor’s Island by SUP.’ Courses range in price from $40-100 (with some discounted package options) and last from one to five hours. SUP rentals are also available starting at $15.
New York Kayak Company
For adventure-seeking yogis, there are SUP yoga classes offered at New York Kayak Company, which is an ideal way to combine two passions. Located at Pier 40 on the Hudson River, NY Kayak Company offers the usual introductory classes, a variety of tours around the city, and annual memberships for those with their own boards. Courses range from $40-100 for a two-hour class and $1,049 for memberships.
Founded by husband and wife Andrew and Amy, A-Team Paddleboarding prides itself on offering classes by instructors with World Paddle Association (WPA) certificates. Whether you’re looking to take your SUP skills to the next level and learn how to race like the pros, or book a private beginner lesson, you’ll know you had the best teachers around. Classes range from $50-175 per person.
Rockaway Jet Ski
If you’re looking to venture out of Manhattan for a SUP session, gather a group of friends and head to Jamaica Bay with Rockaway Jet Ski’s SUP team. Experienced SUP enthusiasts lead classes focused on technique and efficiencies, and they offer a full lineup of yoga classes focused on helping students improve stability both on and off the water. Group lessons start at $50 per person for an one-hour class. Rentals are also available for $35 per hour.
Resilience Paddle Sports
Launching from convenient Pier 13 in Hoboken, N.J., Resilience Paddle Sports offers prime tours with amazing views of NYC, including Moonrise City Lights Paddle, Frying Pan Tour, and Intrepid Cross River Tour. RPS is all about enhancing ‘local fitness and outdoor recreational opportunities’, so it’s no surprise that they also offer SUP yoga classes. Newbies, in both yoga and SUP, should try Level 1 Paddleboard Yoga class where the group ‘clips in’ to anchor points to create a floating—on water—yoga studio with views of Manhattan. Tours start at $63 each, and paddleboard yoga starts at $25/adult.