Canoeing the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn
Join the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club for a secret, one of a kind, personal sunset cruise along Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal waterfront in canoes. After a short presentation where you and your crew our outfitted with safety gear, we embark on a narrated voyage filled with questions and conversation on how recreation can have a positive influence on improving and encouraging environmental awareness and activism in an urban setting.
Paddle along our Gowanus Canal to see a hidden side of Brooklyn, including the underside of bridges and our transforming industrial neighborhood. Discover the fun of canoeing as you explore the history of our Brooklyn neighborhood’s rich past, present, and future.
Tours are offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from April through most of September (departure with or without you so don't be late). Rain or sound of thunder will cancel the voyage unfortunately, but we will walk the Gowanus neighborhood instead. After the voyage our guide will direct you to many culinary delights within walking distance of our dock.
We provide equipment but please wear light clothing, sunscreen, bring water to drink and a light jacket in case it gets cool. No experience needed but you should be healthy enough to climb a ladder. We guarantee you will leave this experience with a new and unique perspective!
Sorry - no refunds and in the event of departure without you. We host 3 peope per canoe so passeneger / paddler participation will be determined at the dock. Passenger sits in the middle of a canoe and doesn't paddle.