Gowanus Canal Tour

Gowanus Canal Sunset Canoe Tour

Explore the Gowanus Canal from a canoe

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Tour Length

1.5 hours

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Enjoy a Sunset Canoe Voyage in the heart of Brooklyn!

Join Untapped New York and The Gowanus Dredgers for a secret, one of a kind, personal sunset cruise in canoes on Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal. After a short presentation where you and your crew are outfitted with safety gear, we embark on a narrated voyage filled with questions and conversation on how recreation can have a positive influence on improving and encouraging environmental awareness and activism in an urban setting.

Paddle along our Gowanus Canal to see a hidden side of Brooklyn, including the underside of bridges and our transforming industrial neighborhood. Discover the fun of canoeing as you explore the history of our Brooklyn neighborhood’s rich past, present, and future.

Please note that kids must be at least 40 lbs in order to participate. All life vests are sanitized and isolated for at least 72 hours before use.

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  • Safely explore the canal in the heart of Brooklyn
  • Discover the wildlife that lives in the Gowanus Canal
  • Learn about the industrial history of the Gowanus Canal
  • Hear what's in store for the future of the canal!
  • Great experience on the Gowanus Canal. It was a lovely evening and a great tour. Something on my bucket list.


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Know Before You Go

Where To Meet
The tour starts outside of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club located at 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

How To Get There
By Subway: F, G train to the Caroll St station, exit to front of Bklyn-bound subway, walk down 2nd St, past Bond St to the waterfront.

What To Bring/Wear
Please bring a mask and wear it at all time while on the tour. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, please bring and wear a face covering shield. Thank you!

Is the tour cancelled if it rains?
If it rains or if we hear thunder the voyage will be cancelled, guests will return to the dock and be offered a walking tour of the Gowanus Canal instead.

COVID-19 Safety Measures
All of our guides have been specifically trained on how to safely conduct walking tours in the current health crisis. This includes wearing a mask, social distancing and much more. All life vests have been sanitized and isolated for at least 72 hours before each use on this tour. Learn more here: https://untappedcities.com/covid19/

Frequently Asked Questions

How large is the group?

We accept up to 16 guests on this tour, with only 2 people per canoe. This ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time ride.

How are you keeping people safe during the pandemic?

The safety of our guides and guests is our number one priority. Learn more about our Health and Safety Measures here: https://untappedcities.com/covid19/

Is this a strenuous tour? How much paddling do we do?

This tour involves a moderate amount of physical activity. Guests will be paddling one and off for approximately an hour.

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