About

The Tubby Hook Paddle Company is operated by Julie McCoy, and was formed to share her passion for paddling in New York City and the surrounding region.

Programs are generally referred to these as either courses or journeys. All courses include a journey element, and all journeys feature opportunities for participants to play and practice in a variety of conditions. 

Courses are more structured and have specific learning objectives. Journeys are more open-ended, typically organized around a particular destination or feature.

Click on the Scheduler to sign up for a course today.

About Julie McCoy

Julie is an American Canoe Association L3 Coastal Kayaking instructor, British Canoeing  Sea Kayak Coach, and a British Canoeing Sea Leader (Four Star). In addition to starting the Tubby Hook Paddle Company, Julie has taught at New York Kayak Company, the Kayak Foundation, the Downtown Boathouse, and the Inwood Canoe Club.

She has paddled in Boothbay, ME; Westport, MA; Key Largo, FL, and various points in New York, New Jersey Connecticut, and Long Island Sound, as well as the Isle of Skye in Scotland. She continues to develop her skills and learn from the best.

You can write Julie directly: jkm@tubbyhook.com .