Kayaking on the Hudson has become a very popular sport in the last decade.  You can get up close to places like Bannerman's Island and even spot Bald Eagles on the river.

 

 

 

One thing that probably will not happen to you is a friendly encounter with a whale! Some kayakers off the coast of Argentina recently got close to a pod of whales.  So close that one of the whales surfaced right under them and gently lifted them out of the water!

 

 

 

 

Sure wish that could happen in the Hudson!