Zach Schwitzky paddles to Manhattan from Hoboken, NJ across the Hudson River; a 20 minute ride. He stores his kayak at the Pier 66 marina and walks the rest of the way to work- a total of a 45 minute commute.
Until his business moved further across town, Schwitzky wheeled his 12 foot boat ten blocks there on a dolly.
The idea to avoid traffic came to him after a late night wait at Port Authority's bus terminal. He's been doing it for four years now and loves it because it's free, gives him a daily workout, takes less time than when he was commuting by ferry boat and car, has some amazing views, and leaves no carbon footprint.