Part of our mission at the Clearwater Festival is to introduce and welcome people to the Hudson River. Come on down to Croton Point Park in Westchester County, NY and enjoy easy access to the Hudson River with Sloop Sails, Rides on Small Boats, Canoes & Kayaks, and Beachcombing & River Seining.
The sloop Clearwater spends its spring conducting Clearwater‘s award-winning education program with students of all ages. The season culminates with the ship sailing at Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival. Then, the Clearwater carries on upon the Hudson.
At the Clearwater Festival, we are proud to offer festival-goers not only the chance to come aboard dockside for free tours, but the opportunity to sail with us on this historic Tall Ship. Sails are two hours and leave from the barge at the Working Waterfront. The licensed captain and professional crew will take you and your family for a peaceful sail around Haverstraw Bay and you are welcome to help raise the sail and take the helm, or just kick back and enjoy the view. You are welcome to bring a picnic and you won’t even miss out on the music as we staff each vessel with hardy, sea-going musicians to belt out a shanty or two. Click here to purchase sail tickets.
Rides on Small Boats, Canoes, & Kayaks
Experience the pleasure of boating on the Hudson River. Visit the Working Waterfront and take a ride in a small boat, canoe or kayak.
Beach Combing & River Seining
Get your feet wet with net seining in the river and see what creatures call the Hudson their home. At the end of the day, help release creatures back from where they came. Walk along the river’s edge with a guide and learn the stories of found objects.