The Downtown Boathouse 2018 Free Public Kayaking Season Begins Saturday, May 19th at 9am!
See Our Calendar Page For Details
Our Governors Island Location
Opens Saturday, June 16th
Opening day this year will be Saturday, May 19th!
The Downtown Boathouse is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free public access to the harbor in New York City through public kayaking programs. Our mission is to encourage safe public use of the harbor waters of New York City and thereby provide residents of this space-constrained city with increased recreational opportunities. Our operations are made possible through volunteers and with your public donations and support.