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EARTH DAY PADDLE “CLEAN THE PLANET, PADDLE FOR FREE” Empire Kayaks celebrated Earth Day by offering a free hour of paddling. To receive your free hour, you had to pick up some litter while on the water. We will continue to make the beautiful waters surrounding Empire Kayaks even more beautiful!
KAYAK CLINICS: Empire Kayaks offers instruction to make your paddling safer, more efficient and more fun! 2015 clinic schedule is in the works. ACA Quick Start , Rescue Clinic , Bracing & Rolling $75.00/clinic, includes kayak and equipment. Combo (Fee for this 4 hour clinic is $100)
HAPPY HOBIE DAY For the past few years we've offered a free demo of all the great Hobie products! The latest Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards, the Hobie Mirage Drive pedal kayaks and the multi-functional Tandem Island are just some of the available Hobies to try out. Hobie Fishing Team members on hand to explain the advantages of fishing from a Hobie! This year the all new 2105 pedal kayaks will be featured.
YOGA PADDLES Throughout the summer Empire Kayaks combines 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. Don't miss the bliss.
KAYAK FISHING TOUR Hobie Fishing Team member, Mike D. spreads the joy of kayak fishing on these instructional tours of the kayak fishing friendly waters surrounding Empire Kayaks showing the advantages of fishing from a kayak. 2015 dates to come.
FULL MOON DINNER PADDLES Empire Kayaks famous Dinner Paddles continued in 2014. When the moon was full, the tide was high and we paddled to Jordans Lobster for dinner under the moonlit sky. Watch for these marvelous nights on the water in 2015!
S.U.P.er FIT CLASS 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 and challenge of being on the water! Be ready for some SUP fun in 2015.
BIKAYAK TOURS 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. 2015 dates coming.
MARSH MADNESS TOURS Take a guided 1.5 eco 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. Fun and informative. Looking forward to 2015.
FIREWORKS PADDLE 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 fills up quick.
THE GREAT PUMPKIN RACE 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. CLICK FOR PAST PHOTOS
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4 EMPIRE BLVD. ISLAND PARK, NY 11558