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EARTH DAY PADDLE . Sun. April 27. “CLEAN THE PLANET, PADDLE FOR FREE” Empire Kayaks celebrates Earth Day by offering a free hour of paddling between 10am - 3pm. To receive your free hour, you have to pick up some litter while you are on the water. Call 516 889 8300 to reserve.
KAYAK CLINICS: Empire Kayaks offers instruction to make your paddling safer, more efficient and more fun! Find a clinic and reserve. ACA Quick Start 9-12:May 4, June 8 & 29,July 27, Aug 17 & 31, Rescue Clinic 12:30-3:30: June 8, July 27, Aug 31, Bracing & Rolling 12:30-3:30:June 29, Aug 17. $75.00/clinic, includes kayak and equipment. Combo 9-1pm May 24, June 15, July 6, Aug 2 & 24, Sept 14, Oct 5. (Fee for this 4 hour clinic is $100) Call 516 889 8300 to reserve.
HAPPY HOBIE DAY Sunday May 18 10am-2pm Join us for 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 will be on hand to explain the advantages of fishing from a Hobie! Call 516 889 8300 to reserve.
YOGA PADDLES Sundays: May 25, June 22, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 7, Oct 12. 8:30am Check-in. Launch at 9:00am 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.Yoga & kayak rental $40pp Reserve 889 8300
KAYAK FISHING TOUR June 14, Sept 13, Oct 5..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. Join Mike D. in 2014 and experience the thrill of kayakfishing.
FULL MOON DINNER PADDLES Wednesdays June 11 & 225, July 9 & 23, Aug 6 & 20 6pm Check-in & Launch 6:30pm. Empire Kayaks famous Dinner Paddles continue. 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 in 2014! $35pp includes kayak rental. Reserve at 516 889 8300
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 of being on the water! Working on 2014 dates!
BIKAYAK TOURS Sun. June 1, Sun. Aug 3, Sun Sept. 14 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. Bike and kayak tour $40 includes kayak rental. Reserve at 516 889 8300.
AFTER WORK RENTALS Wednesdays June 4 & 18, July 2.Come take adventage of the long daylight hours at Empire with after work rentals that don't have to be back in until 7:30pm.
MARSH MADNESS TOURS Sat May 31, Sat June 28, Sat July 12, Sun July 27, Sat Aug 9 & 30 10am Check-in. Launch 10:30.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. $35 per person. Call 516 889 8300 to reserve!
FIREWORKS PADDLE Sat. June 28. 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 fills up quick. $40pp includes kayak rental. Call 516 889 8300 to reserve.
SUNSET PADDLES Wednesdays July 16 & 30, Aug 27, Sept 3. 6:00pm 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 Reserve by calling 516 889 8300.
CELESTIAL NAVIGATION PADDLE Wed. Sept. 3 6:00pm Check-in. Launch 6:30pm. Doug, Empire Kayaks celestial expert leads 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 516 889 8300 for reservations.
THE GREAT PUMPKIN RACE Sat Oct 4 9:00am Check-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. CLICK FOR ENTRY
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 11 & 25, JULY 9 & 23, AUG 6 & 20
SUNSET PADDLES JULY 16 & 30, AUG 27, SEPT 3
AFTER WORK RENTALS JUNE 4, JUNE 18, JULY 2
SURF DEMO AUG 13
CALL TO RESERVE AND CONFIRM DATES!
4 EMPIRE BLVD. ISLAND PARK, NY 11558