Guided Kayak Tour: Tivoli Bays
Encompassing approximately 1700 acres, the Tivoli Bays are large freshwater tidal marshes on the Hudson River surrounded by undeveloped land. This area includes the North Bay which is an extensive marsh cut by meandering tidal creeks and fringed by tidal swamps and; the South Bay, a large, shallow cove with mudflats exposed at low tide; several islands; and two tributary streams.
The site is designated by the Audubon Society as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and is also considered an important spawning and/or nursery ground for a variety of freshwater fish species.
Launch: Follow Route 78 (Broadway) west off of Route 9G through the town of Tivoli and across the tracks to the launch. Cross tracks at signaled crossing, use caution. Park well away from the tracks and park clear of the
Weather and water conditions will dictate a mid-tour landing point.
Learning to kayak safely, effectively and efficiently is best done with the help of a qualified instructor. The lead instructors for River Connection Kayak Instructional Courses are American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Instructors.
Skills development courses are worth months of just paddling around. If you are interested in learning more kayaking skills, consider one of our Instructional Programs.
Your tuition includes use of all equipment for the duration of the instructional program. See our FAQ for additional information.
We put together a FAQ for our guided tours and instructional programs that answers most of the common questions we receive about these programs. If you need additional information or make a reservation, please Call our showroom at 845.229.0595.