Hackensack Riverkeeper is North Jersey's leading clean water advocate. All summer long, they offer eco-cruises that traverse acres of wetlands, wildlife, and birdlife along Hudson County's Green Coast. There are birdwatching opportunities, as well as guided tours that cover maritime history. As program director Hugh Carola says, "We can help move people along and get a better sense of their environment by being out in it." Group charters are also available.
Be sure to check out their paddling center in Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus, where you can rent kayaks or canoes for $25 per paddler for up to four hours on the water.
For hours, booking information, and a closer look at Riverkeeper's advocacy and recreational activities, go to www.hackensackriverkeeper.org.