Check out our events calendar and list of events
GRAND REOPENING / EARTH DAY PADDLE . Sunday April 28 “CLEAN THE PLANET, PADDLE FOR FREE” Empire Kayaks celebrates Earth Day and our Grand Reopening by offering a free hour of paddling between 10am and 3pm. To receive your free hour, you have to pick up some litter while you are on the water. Call to reserve 516 889 8300.
KAYAK CLINICS: Get some instruction and make your paddling safer, more efficient and more fun in 2013 by enrolling in one of Empire Kayaks clinics. ACA Quick Start (9-12) May 5, June 16 &30, July 28, Aug 18, Sept 1. Rescue Clinic (12:30-3:30) June16, July 28, Aug 18. Open Water Clinic (1:30-4:30) June 23, Aug 4, Bracing & Rolling;June 30(12:30-3:30), July 14(1:30-4:30), Sept 1 (12:30-3:30). $75.00/Clinic includes kayak, equipment and top notch instruction. Combo (9-1pm) May 25, June 23, July 14, Aug 4&25, Sept 15, Oct 12 (fee for this 4 hour clinic is $100)
CINCO DE HOBIE Sunday May 5.10am-2pm. Join us for a celebration of all things Hobie! Try out the latest Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards, the Hobie Mirage Drive pedal kayaks and the multi-functional Tandem Island. Hobie Fishing Team members will be on hand to explain the advantages of fishing from a Hobie! For details and to reserve call 516 889 8300.
MONGNO'S DAY Sun. May 12 This Mothers Day join Werner Paddles SUP Guru Danny Mongno for an SUP Clinic that will make you a stronger, more efficient, more confident paddler. The first clinic of the day will be for beginners- intermediates. Check-in is at 8:30am and the class runs from 9:00am -11:00. The intermediate - advanced class will be from 11:30-1:30pm. $50/Clinic includes S.U.P. rental. Call 516-889-8300 to reserve. .
YOGA PADDLES Sundays May 26, June 9, July 7, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13. 8:30am Check-in. Launch 9:00 Join us throughout the summer as we combine two magnificent activities. We kayak over to a park and have an instructor lead us through a session of yoga. Then we paddle back to Empire for a continental breakfast. Yoga & kayak rental $40pp. Call to reserve 516 889 8300
KAYAK FISHING TOUR Sat. June 8, Sat. Sept. 14 8:30am-3:00pm. Join our Hobie Fishing Team member, Mike D. as he spreads the joy of kayak fishing on this instructional tour of the kayak fishing friendly waters surrounding Empire Kayaks. $70pp includes Hobie pedal kayak rental. $60pp for non pedal kayaks. Call for details and to reserve. 516 889 8300
FULL MOON DINNER PADDLES Wednesdays June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, Aug.7 &21.6pm Check-in. Launch 6:30pm. When the moon's full, the tide's high and we paddle to Jordans Lobster for dinner under the moonlit sky. These paddles are so popular, we add a couple of dates when the moon isn't so full. Be a part of these marvelous nights on the water!$35pp includes kayak rental Reserve at 516 889 8300
S.U.P.er FIT CLASS Sat June 8, July 6 & 20, Aug 3,17. Sun June 16 & 30, July 14, Aug 25. 8:30 Check-in. Launch 9:00am. Our Stand Up Paddleboard Fitness classes are a blast! Have some fun on a Stand Up Paddleboard with a fitness class on water. After going over the basics, we head onto the bay to exercise on our boards with the added enjoyment of being on the water! $40pp includes board. Call 516 889 8300 to reserve.
BIKAYAK TOURS Sundays June 2, Aug 4, Sept 15. 8am. Everyone should do at least one Bikayak tour every summer. A 25 mile bike tour through the barrier island of Long Beach and back to Empire where we launch our kayaks for a 3 mile tour on the bay. All you need for these tours are a bike, a helmet and a good attitude.$40pp includes kayak rental. Reserve and details at 516 889 8300
AFTER WORK RENTALS Wed. June 5 & 19, July 3 Enjoy the long daylight hours by heading to Empire for an after work rental that doesn't have to be back in until 7:30pm.
MARSH MADNESS TOURS May 25, June 22, Aug 10,18 &24. 10am Check-in. Launch 10:30. Take a guided 1.5 hour tours through the cuts of nearby Garrett Marsh. Matt our marine biologist leads these family friendly tours while explaining the unique ecosystem of the marshes. Informative and fun!$35pp Reserve at 516 889 8300
FIREWORKS PADDLE Sat. June 29 8:15pm Check-in We leave the beach at Empire Kayaks at 8:45pm and paddle to where we have an unobstructed view of the Pt Lookout fireworks. This patriotic paddle is one of our most popular trips. $40pp includes kayak rental. Reserve early 516 889 8300
SUNSET PADDLES Wed July 17 & 31, Aug 28, . 6pm Check-in. Launch 6:30pm. Join us for a 2 hour guided tour on beautiful Middle Bay as we unwind from the day and watch the sun set on the water.$35pp includes kayak rental. Call 516 889 8300 to reserve.
POP TOURS Sat June 15, July 13, Aug 17. 10:30am Check-in. Launch 11am. Add some fun and adventure to your weekend with these paddling trips to Pop's Seafood Shack! $35pp includes kayak rental.$35pp includes kayak rental. Call 516 889 8300 to reserve.
CELESTIAL NAVIGATION PADDLE Wed Aug 28 6pm Check-in. Launch 6:30pm. Doug, Empire Kayaks celestial expert joins us on a sunset paddle and explains how to navigate by the stars. A fun and useful skill to have especially if your GPS fails.$35pp includes kayak rental. Reserve at 516 889 8300
THE GREAT PUMPKIN RACE Sat Oct 5 9am Chek-in. Start 10am. A two mile kayak / S.U.P. race with a twist. Mid-race you beach your kayak, grab a pumpkin and paddle back to Empire. One of our most fun events! T-shirts, awards, pumpkins, post race buffet.This year's race with over 70 paddlers was a huge success! CLICK FOR RESULTS
COLD WATER CLINIC Sun. Oct 13 11:30am. Join Empire Kayaks and Kokatat rep Tom H. for this free informative clinic on how to dress safely for cold water paddling. Call 516 889 8300 to reserve.
NEW YEARS DAY PADDLE & BRUNCH January 1, 2014 . Start your New Year off right at Empire Kayaks. Arrive at 11:00am and launch at 11:30. We'll go for a brisk paddle on the bay, then return to Empire for a sumptuous brunch. Kayak rental & brunch $40pp. Own kayak $25pp.A great day to make and break some resolutions! It's a party, wear a hat!
W.O.W. WEDNESDAYS ON THE WATER W.O.W.
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN THE SUMMER EMPIRE KAYAKS IS HAVING FUN ON THE WATER. WE BREAK UP THE WORK WEEK WITH DINNER PADDLES June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, Aug 10 & 24: SUNSET PADDLES, July 17 & 31, Aug 28, Sept 4(Celestial Navigation) AFTER WORK RENTALS June 5 & 19 July 3. SUNSET S.U.P. PADDLES June 5 & 19, July 3 SURF DEMO Aug 14th@ the beach 6:30pm
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