Paddle

Get out on the NYC waterways with the North Brooklyn Boat Club in canoes, kayaks, or even rowboats, and you can learn more about the community, the environment, and yourself! Use our paddle resources to learn which trips are right for you and improve your skills and knowledge.

We list paddles on our calendar at three skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. These are to keep you safe and guide you to a paddle that you’ll find fun, safe and enjoyable.

Be prepared to demonstrate any or all of the skills listed to the trip leader or trip assistant for the trip level you sign up for. These are guidelines only, and participation is at the discretion of the trip leaders and what they feel is safe for the group and the individual given the water conditions.

Canoe Resources

North Brooklyn Boat Club Canoe trips are listed at three skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. These three levels are to keep you (and others) safe and guide you to a paddle that you’ll fi...

Kayak Resources

WELCOME to kayaking with NBBC. We hope you enjoy your experience as well as learn a few skills, appreciate our natural environment and make new friends. NBBC trips list three kayak skill levels: be...

Local Knowledge Assessment

Section 1 : Nautical Equipment 1. What basic gear do you need to paddle? 2. What safety gear do you need to paddle after dark? 3. How can you prevent hypo or hyperthermia? Trip Planning 4. Look...

NBBC Cabin at the ACA Camp at Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park

NBBC has again secured a cabin at Camp Sebago for the 2016 paddling season; the season extends from May 1 through October 15. Use of the cabin is reserved for NBBC members who belong to the American Canoe...

Official NBBC Paddler

In New York City it can be quite difficult and often expensive to own, store, and transport a personal boat. As a community boating organization we aim to lessen such burdens through sharing resources,...

Paddle Gallery

The photo galleries on this page come from members' pictures from club paddles. NBBC members are invited to send any pictures from club trips to photos.northbrooklynboatclub at gmail so that we can add...

Safety Protocols

These are the safety protocols that the North Brooklyn Boat Club has adopted for the 2012 season. Members and guests are expected to exercise common sense and follow all safety protocols at all times. Protocols...