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Address: 4 Empire Blvd, Island Park, NY 11558-1206
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+1 516-889-8300
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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fun in the sun

We had a blast paddling around in the water, great exercise and lots of fun. It is really a wonderful way to enjoy a summer day.They gave good instructions so you feel safe.

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Hewlett, New York

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Hewlett, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had a blast paddling around in the water, great exercise and lots of fun. It is really a wonderful way to enjoy a summer day.They gave good instructions so you feel safe.

Thank crainbrown
Albany, New York
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337 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

When on Long Island to attend a wedding, I rented a kayak here to paddle on the south shore, since I had not paddled on Long Island yet. I rented a composite sea kayak, and they have a wide variety of craft to choose from. The store is nice and has what you need. You can also reach them by... More 

Thank Howard S
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Nice company offering guided kayak tours. We did the marsh eco tour. A nice way to have an active outing.

Thank Susan K
Baldwin, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We returned to this business again this Summer because it's has always been such fun. And it was again this year. Owners Michael and Gabrielle and their "family" are terrific, helpful and knowledgeable on all of the equipment, especially their relatively new Stand Up Paddleboards. Rentals, sales of equipment, lessons and tours such as fishing from a kayak, SUP yoga... More 

Thank James S
Whitestone, New York
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely a great family oriented place, they have a variety of stuff to do and variety types of paddle, kayaks, sail hobies! A little bit of everything for everyone! Staff is awesome, friendly & helpful. Can't wait to return next season!

Thank Anniem71
Freeport, New York
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

After kayaking on a vacation to Maine, we decided to go local and kayak here, for the local view. We were completely assisted in getting our life vests, and once in our kayak, we paddled around this area, Island Park to nearly Long Beach. It was fun, and reminescent of an earlier vacation, making this even more enjoyable.

1 Thank John K
New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Reasonably priced kayaking on Long Island. It's great for a few hours of fun. The staff is helpful and the water is usually beautiful and calm. You can go very far but still very enjoyable.

Thank SB_4242
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

What better way to enjoy a beautiful day than paddle/drift around local marshes and experience wildlife... turtles popping their heads out of water , nesting ospry soaring off to protect their young, osytercatches , terns diving around your kayak for fish, seagulls observing you from their perches....just to name a few. It is amazing how many different shorebirds you will... More 

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Long Island, NY
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Kayaking on a quiet summer morning - just wonderful! A great way to be on the water and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife. This is my second time at Empire..the staff do an excellent job of setting you up with equipment, instructions and directions. You do not have to even know how to kayak to be able to do... More 

Thank NYMemorymaker
East Rockaway, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Went with my daughter for a father's day "adventure". It was great! The folks running the place were so helpful and friendly and accommodating. We did the marsh tour. The guide was very informative and there were other staff along to help if needed. There is still plenty of open water kayaking time as well. Highly Recommended!

Thank Rocketscientist3

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