The Downtown Boathouse

Promoting Public Access To The Water For All

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 exclusively through volunteers and with your public donations.


Pier 40


Thank you to all our friends and neighbors at Pier 40 for their support over the last 10 years.  Our last day of programming at this location was Saturday, June 28th, 2014.  Come on down to Pier 26 as we return to where it all began. Bigger and better than ever!