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KAYAK FISHING SEMINAR NEW DATE SATURDAY APRIL 30 9am-10:30am Join our Hobie Fishing Team member in a free hands on seminar explaining the benefits of fishing from a Hobie Mirage Drive Kayak. Learn how to accessorize your kayak. Rod & reel selection, local fish to target, bait & tackle will also be covered. Hobie Kayaks available for demo after seminar . Call to reserve. 516 889 8300
HAPPY HOBIE DAY NEW DATE SATURDAY APRIL 30 10am-2pm Join us for a free demo of all the great Hobie products! The new Hobie Eclipse Mirage Drive SUP, 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! Call 516 889 8300 to reserve!
KAYAK CLINICS: Empire Kayaks offers instruction throughout the summer to make your paddling safer, more efficient and more fun! Find a clinic that addresses your needs and call 516 889 8300 to register. 2016 schedule: ACA Quick Start (Intro Clinic) 9-12pm May 22, June 12, July 10, July 31, Aug 28, Sept 18. Rescue Clinic 12:30-3:30pm June 12, Sept 18. Rolling 12:30-3:30pm July 10, Aug 28. Combo May 29 (11:30-3:30pm), June 26 (11:30-3:30pm), July 24 (11:30-3:30), Aug14 (11:30-3:30pm), Sept 4 (9am-1pm), Oct 2 (9am-1pm). $75.00 /3hr Clinic Includes kayak, equipment and top notch instruction. ( 4 hr Combo Clinic/$100)
YOGA S.U.P. Saturdays June 25, July 16, Aug 6, Aug 27. 8:30 Check-in. Launch 9:00am Join us throughout the summer for Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. Our instructor Alan will be back in 2016, leading you through a session of yoga while you’re enjoying the natural splendor of floating on water on a S.U.P. Schedule to follow.
KAYAK FISHING TOUR Saturdays May 28, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 10 8:15 check-in. Hobie Fishing Team member, Mike D. spreads the joy of kayak fishing on these instructional tours on the kayak fishing friendly waters surrounding Empire Kayaks showing the advantages of fishing from a kayak. Join Mike D. and experience the thrill of kayak fishing in 2016.
STAND UP PADDLEBOARD CLINICS Sundays May 29, June 26, July 24, Aug 14. 9am-11am These 2 hr clinic offers more in depth instruction on the skills and knowledge needed to enjoy the sport of Stand Up Paddling safely and efficiently. Launching, landing, standing, turning, stopping, paddling straight, self recues are just some of skills covered. $75/Clinic includes SUP, equipment & great instruction.
MARSH ECO TOURS SAT MAY 28, SAT JUNE 18, SAT JULY 9, SAT JULY 23, SAT AUG 6, SUN AUG 21, SAT SEPT 3. 10:00am Check-in. Launch 10:30am. Take a guided 1.5 hour eco-tour through the cuts of nearby Garrett Marsh. Kevin our local naturalist will lead these family friendly tours explaining the unique ecosystem of the marshes while pointing out the unique birds and other wildlife of the bay. $35pp Reserve at 516 889 8300 .
S.U.P.er FIT CLASS SAT JULY 2, SAT JULY 23, SUN AUG 7, SAT SEPT 3. 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 and challenge of being on the water!
BIKAYAK TOURS SUN JUNE 5, SUN SEPT 11 8:00am Check-in. 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. Call 516 889 8300 to register!
S.U.P.er FIT CLASS SAT SEPT 3 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 and challenge of being on the water!
KAYAK FISHING TOUR Sept 10 8:15am Check-in. 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. Join Mike D. and experience the thrill of kayak fishing. Look for updates in late March!
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4 EMPIRE BLVD. ISLAND PARK, NY 11558