The MKT Fleet

The full Meadowlands Kayak Tours fleet mustered for action. That’s 4 on top and 3 in the bed of ‘Red’, including the tandem.

Kayaking Season 2019 In Effect!

Kayaking season 2019 has kicked off and we’re running weekend tours of the Meadowlands.  Come join us at River Barge Park in Carlstadt to enjoy a beautiful day out on the water! Tours available for any experience level, including none. 

Thanks for Joining Us 2018!

With the sudden chill in the air I think it’s safe to say the 2018 kayaking season is over for Meadowlands Kayak Tours.  Thanks to everyone who joined us this season, our inaugural year!  We look forward to more paddling adventures in the Meadowlands with you next year.  2019 season kicks off in April!

Wildlife Seen So Far This Season

2018 has been another year of first-time-seeing for a number of species in the Meadowlands for us. In addition to the milestone return of harbor seals to River Barge Park in late winter, once the season officially started we logged sightings of Semi-Palmated Plovers, squadrons of Black Skimmers, and of course Great and Snowy Egrets in their gorgeous white plumage. Just upriver from our launch at River Barge Park, Raptor’s Point saw lots of drama this season, with the family of Red-Tailed Hawks apparently pushed out by a pair of Osprey after their young ones fledged (both species have been seen at the Point, but the Osprey are more frequent occupants now, unlike years past).  Cromakill Marsh has been hosting large flocks of Least Sandpipers. Also seen: majestic Great Blue Herons, Terns, Red-winged Blackbirds, Tree Swallows, Barn Swallows, Cormorants, Gulls, Snapping Turtles, Muskrats, and a Red Fox. 

Season Kickoff June 16, 2018! *SOLD OUT*

Join us for our inaugural 2018 Season Kickoff on Saturday June 16!  Just $15 per person for this special  kayaking event.

Tours run every Saturday through September.  Rain dates or refunds available in case of weather-caused cancellations.  More Tour Info here.

Come discover a natural world just 5 miles from 15 million people…

Enjoy a private or semi-private guide-led tour of the Northeast’s hidden wetlands gem, the Meadowlands and adjacent areas of the southern Hackensack River.  Come see majestic egrets, herons, cormorants, hawks, and the many birds that visit this vibrant, recuperating habitat, and learn about the area’s history and ecology from a guide from the National Audubon Society. Explore a natural oasis just 5 miles from 15 million people, but a world away.

3-hour guided tours, including an introductory kayaking lesson, available for groups up to 7 people; prices include kayak rental (kayak, paddle, lifevest), introductory lesson, and taxes. And an unforgettable experience.