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Kayak Rentals and Tours on the Schuylkill River

Try one of our kayaking adventures, guided or self-guided, fit for any nature-lover. Leave your daily worries behind at the shores and banks as you immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery and wildlife surrounding the refreshing and tranquil waterways. Our kayaking tours are available for all levels, including first-time kayakers.

Kayak Rentals and Tours

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Kayak Rentals

4 Kayak Rental Options

Prefer trips without a guide? Choose from 4 kayak rental trips on the Schuylkill River that range from 3hr. to 5hrs. Paddle downstream leisurely at your own pace enjoying wildlife sightings and the beautiful tree-lined scenery. These kayak adventures travel through beautiful river towns such as Birdsboro, Douglassville, Pottstown, Mont Clare, Phoenixville, and Valley Forge.

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Guided Kayak Tours

6 Unique Kayak Tours

Explore beautiful sections of the Schuylkill River Water Trail that meander through and connect the river towns of Birdsboro, Douglassville, Pottstown, Mont Clare, Phoenixville and Valley Forge. With calm flat water, an abundant wildlife sightings and banks lined with a dense forested tree-line, you'll be sure to get the full experience of kayaking the "Hidden River." 

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A short but sweet 3-hour kayak paddle trip that introduces you to the wild beauty of the Schuylkill River outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Calm, slow-moving water, a diversity of stately trees lining the banks, birds soaring above, great blue heron stalking fish in the shallows, and hopeful sightings of animals like eagles, turtles, frogs, and fish make for a relaxing day outside and on the water.

TRIP INFO

  • TRIP TYPE: Guided and Rentals

  • PRICE: Rental: $45 | Guided: $65  

  • TRIP LENGTH: 3 hours (1.5-2 hours on the water)

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED: Guide(s), kayak, paddle, life jacket with whistle, laminated map, waterproof bag and compartment

  • EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Beginner

  • MEETING & TAKE-OUT LOCATION: Pottstown Riverfront Park

  • PUT IN LOCATION: Ganshahawny Park

  • SHUTTLE: 10 minute shuttle is provided from Pottstown Riverfront Park to Ganshahawny Park

  • RESTROOM: Porta Potty at put-in + take-out

  • AVAILABLE KAYAKS: 13 single sit-ins + 2 tandem sit-on-tops (up to 30 available by arrangement). FAQs for details

Ganshahawny Park (Douglassville) To Riverfront Park (Pottstown)  - Schuylkill River - Valley to Summit Kayaking
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Starting your 5-hour kayaking tour from Union Meadows Park, enjoy the tranquil Schuylkill River as it takes you through rural Berks County. At the halfway point, stop at peaceful Ganshahawny Park for a snack, bathroom, and stretching break. Continue downriver as you enter Chester County and paddle to Pottstown Riverfront Park. For this trip, there are no guided options, but you can take advantage of our rental kayaks and enjoy the sights on your own.

TRIP INFO

  • TRIP TYPE: Rentals only

  • PRICE: Rental: $65  

  • TRIP LENGTH: 5 hours (3-4 hours on the water)

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED: Kayak, paddle, life jacket with whistle, laminated map, waterproof bag and compartment

  • EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Beginner

  • MEETING & TAKE-OUT LOCATION: Pottstown Riverfront Park

  • PUT IN LOCATION: Union Meadows Park

  • SHUTTLE: 14 minute shuttle provided from Pottstown Riverfront Park to Union Meadows Park

  • RESTROOM: Porta Potty at put-in + take-out

  • AVAILABLE KAYAKS: 13 single sit-ins + 2 tandem sit-on-tops (up to 30 available by arrangement). FAQs for details

Union Meadows Park (Birdsboro) to Riverfront Park (Pottstown) - 5 Hours