Good planning makes for an enjoyable and safe trip.

Before you go…

The Hudson River is a tidal estuary that runs from rural areas to one of our country’s busiest ports, and has a complex series of currents, changeable weather, and a variety of other users both recreational and commercial.

To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip, it is important to familiarize yourself with tides and currents, the marine and regular weather forecasts, the basic geography of your route including where you’ll put in and where you can land, and have an emergency egress plan in case you run into trouble.

The tools in this section will help you get ready to enjoy exploring the Hudson in a non-motorized boat safely