This is my 4th Summer paddling in the Hudson.
(though I couldn't paddle much last year due to NYCM training)
Manhattan Kayak Company has been my go to place for both Kayak and SUP.
The Hudson is very busy waterway.
(full of big cruises, water taxis, private boats, yachts, freight ships...)
And it can be dicey time to time, but I always felt safe going out in a group with a tour guide.
Last Sunday was another great day in the water practicing SUP and Kayaking at night.
Those big cruises create some massive wakes.
Sun goes down, switch to kayak.
When there's a sizable ship passes by, we normally huddle together and try to get out of the way.
It is pretty special experience to paddle with New York City in the backdrop.