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Kayak Classes

Kayak East instructional classes offer a progression of skills, like building blocks, that help construct a framework for greater ease of learning, more fun and safer kayaking. Find out what classes we offer or...

Intro to Paddling class - Spruce Run Reservoir


Kayak Tours

Our tours are designed for the novice and expert alike. Kayak in cool places like the Meadowlands, Delaware River, Statue of Liberty, Graveyard of Ships, Sandy Hook Bay and more. Choose from half day, full day, weekday and sunset tours. No experience necessary to get started. Tour ratings, specials, private tours and more


John, We had an amazing time. I can’t thank you enough for your patience, professionalism, and kindness. It was the perfect family adventure! - Pia

Thanks John, you are a very patient and effective teacher! I was super-psyched with the progress I made. - Anthony

John, As always we had a great time on Sunday. You do a great job of finding interesting places to kayak. And your photos are terrific. - Len

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Sunset Moonlight Kayak

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Stand Up Paddling

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 We'll supply the boat, paddle, life jacket(PFD) and instruction.

We can also arrange trips for:

  • Corporate groups
  • Scout groups
  • Summer camps
  • School groups
  • Hiking / Outdoor groups
  • Birthday / Bachelorette parties
  • and more

 Pre-registration and payment prior to the event date is required to secure a spot.

 Children 6 years and up are welcome on tours but you must be 10 years old to participate in a class (all persons 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult, children 10 years and under must share a tandem kayak with an adult on tours).

 All events go out rain or shine. If Kayak East cancels an event for any reason a full refund or reschedule will be given.

 Space is limited so register early and reserve your spot!

Kayak East also offers Stand Up Paddling lessons in New Jersey, kayak, SUP and tube rentals in the Pocono mountains, family trips, fitness paddles and more.

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Expert instruction from ACA (American Canoe Association) certified kayak and stand up paddleboard instructors with over 25 years experience. ACA certification means that we are trained in a wide range of teaching methods. With our classes you will gain the confidence and skills needed to enjoy a lifetime of fun kayaking and stand up paddling in NJ.


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If you need kayak lessons, or are looking to take kayak classes or kayak tours in New Jersey, you've come to the right place! We are a full service kayak instruction school offering classes, tours and lessons. Come for all your kayaking needs including Pocono Mountains Kayak Rentals.

Stand Up Paddling New Jersey

If you are looking for a fun sport in New Jersey, why not try stand up paddleboarding? Private and group classes are available for up to 8 people and all of the necessary equipment is provided for you.

Corporate Events

Looking for a corporate team building opportunity? Why not try kayaking! With work behind them, your group can relax and interact in a fun and team building environment. Even if you are just looking to reward employees for a job well done, this is a great program to do so.

Summer Camps & School Groups

Are you looking for a fun outdoor activity for your group? You can give your kids group a day to remember with kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Outings are typically 3-4 hours but can be adjusted to your group's needs. Book your adventure today!

Pocono Mountains Kayak Rentals

Three, five and seven day kayak rentals are available, so unlike daily kayak rentals you get the flexibility to decide where, when and for how long you want to kayak. Our rentals are available in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania which offer many lakes and ponds, and also many sections of the Delaware River that you can paddle. Learn more about Kayak rentals

Snowshoeing & Guided Hikes

When the weather gets cold outdoors, we still believe it is valuable to get out and enjoy nature! We offer both snowshoeing hikes and guided hikes in New Jersey so you can get out and enjoy the fresh air and beauty of nature.

Kayak East offers the best kayaking and stand up paddle boarding in New Jersey

Kayak East offers Kayak Tours, Kayak Lessons and more in New Jersey. We are your kayak outfitters for eco-tours, sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking and more!

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