All of our ducky trips are accompanied by a licensed guide. On larger rivers we use oar-powered rafts and catarafts to accompany the duckies. Oars give the guide exceptional maneuvering ability and the raft or cataraft is capable of carrying multiple swimmers (and lunch!). On smaller rivers, the guide will be in his or her own ducky or hard-shell kayak. Before the trip, the guide will provide a safety orientation. On the water, the guide will lead the way through the rapids.
Upper Hudson River Ducky Trips start in Newcomb, NY and end near Indian Lake, NY.
8:30 am - Sign In
8:30 - 9:30 am - Wetsuits & Safety Orientation
9:30 - 10:30 am - Shuttle to Put-In & Launch Boats
10:30 - 3:00 pm - On the River
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Shuttle to North Creek & Return Gear
In the Spring and cooler days in the Fall, you will be wearing a wetsuit that we provide. The wetsuit consists of three main parts : the wetsuit john, wetsuit jacket, and wetsuit booties. You need to provide the insulation to wear under the wetsuit and against your body. The most commonly used are synthetic long underwear, similar to what you would wear skiing. Bring wool or fleece socks that will fit inside the booties. Bring a wool or fleece hat to fit under a helmet. Please no cotton.
In the warmer months of July and August rafters can wear whatever clothes they don't mind getting wet. Cotton is acceptable, but still stays wet longer than synthetic materials. Shorts and a T-shirt or a bathing suit are the most common. You need to have something secure on your feet. Not just so you don't lose them if you swim, but more importantly, so you have good support when walking around on the river shore. Please no flip-flops, Crocs, or bare feet.