Free Kayaking Sampler

    Enjoy free kayaking opportunity on Sunday Streets days.

    Free Sampler kayaking

    We will show you the basics, and you can paddle in a protected area for 30 minutes.

    There is no age limit, but a child must ride with an adult.

    Common questions and answers to join a kayak trip for the participants can be found from  Right_arrow_buttonParticipant-Information.

    Landmarks Paddle Length Kayak Type Prerequisite Trip Time
    Pier 40 0.5 hour Sit-on-top
    No kayaking
    Sunday Streets



    11:30am every Sunday Streets day


    Adult free, youth free


    No paddling experience is required, and beginners are welcome.


    Basic lesson, sit-on-top Kayak, paddle, life jacket

    Paddle Length

    The session lasts 1 hour. Includes 30 minutes of paddling, 30 minutes for gear up and lesson. Kayak selection will be based on paddler profile (experience, skill level, height, weight). Try single and double kayaks- yes, try both.


    • No reservation accepted. First Come First Served.
    • 20 free seats are available on Sunday Streets days.
    • Need to be present at the start time.


    Things to Bring

    Clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, bottled water, sun protection, waterproof camera. Layers of wind jacket or waterproof pants are recommended.
    Baggage check-in is available, but please leave your valuables at home. City Kayak is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
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