Kittatinny Canoes offers daily trips for experienced and novice paddlers. Raft, canoe, kayak, tube, calmwater and whitewater we have something for everyone, regardless of your experience level! Unlike a water park, experience nature up close! Paddle through breathtaking scenery filled with abundant wildlife. You may see bald eagles, hawks, herons, ducks, deer, the occasional black bear and much more! Bring a picnic lunch, stop, relax, swim, the day and the river are yours!
The canoe and the Delaware were made for each other. We offer calmwater for families and beginners, and whitewater for adventure seekers. The Delaware River has varying levels of white water that experienced paddlers can challenge all summer long and quiet calm water trips for novices, families and those who don’t want the excitement of the whitewater.
A whitewater joy ride or calm water tour, challenge the river one-on-one in one of our easy to use kayaks. Kayaking is fast becoming one of the most popular water sports on the Delaware River. Kittatinny offers daily kayak trips in open cockpit touring kayaks. Our kayaks make for great paddling whether on calm or whitewater. For beginners Kittatinny offers basic paddling instruction with guided kayaking trips twice a year. See our Events page for dates you can join us.
Wet, Wild, and Always Fun – The Delaware River provides plenty of crystal clear water and rapids all season long. Whitewater rafting with Kittatinny is the highlight of any family vacation. Enjoy the whitewater all season long, regular dam releases from five different reservoirs maintain the river flow. Rafting on the Delaware River is perfect for novices and families; no experience is necessary. It’s cool wet fun for those hot summer days.
The occasional calm pools offer time for a picnic lunch or to lay back and sunbathe. You could even take a dip in the crystal clear water. Our rafts hold up to six people, which makes rafting the perfect choice for groups and families. You will paddle beneath cliffs and spectacular rock formations as you take in the breathtaking panorama of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains. Take a day and discover an outdoor adventure in Kittatinny Country.
Cool fun for hot days, always relaxing and refreshing! Tubing on the crystal clear Delaware River is the place to be on those hot summer days. Lay back, relax and drift along. Tubing trips with Kittatinny fill an afternoon with cool, clean family fun.
You have a choice of two different tubing trips offered daily. You can either meet at our River Beach campsites location in Pennsylvania or our Kittatinny Campground in New York. Whichever trip you choose, Kittatinny will transport you upriver to a launch site that will give you a 3-mile float trip.
Tubing trips will generally last between 2 to 3 hours depending on river conditions. You will finish at the campground where you met us. There you have use of our bathhouse facilities for drying off, cleaning up and changing clothes. You can reserve your Kittatinny tubing trip for any time durig the day, but we usually recommend beginning around noon or a little later. This way, you will have had the opportunity to have your lunch, and because you are actually in the water for the entire trip, it is better during the hottest part of the day.
River DAY Trips Q & A
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Rates are per person and are based on the craft you choose. Per-person price includes the rental boat for the day, your paddles, and life vests. You will also get free transportation (one way) and a safety orientation. With any trip you choose, you have the boat all day! You must be back between 5-6 pm, so plan your day accordingly, arrive early and spend the entire day on the river!
IF I HAVE A RESERVATION, WHAT TIME SHOULD I GET THERE?
Reservations are booked on the hour. We do our best to honor reservation times. In order to do so, we ask that you show up before your booked time to check-in, sign release forms, and use the facilities to get into your river gear. We will get you up river in a timely manner. On most weekends, you are reserving your boat, and a round-about time. We will be prepared to transport the amount of people we are expecting, although groups arrive at all different times.
DO I NEED A RESERVATION FOR A DAY TRIP?
No you do not; we accept walk-ins, although not every trip listed is available on a walk-in basis (especially in the off season).
Not only will a reservation ensure your preferred trip, you will also save $2 a person when you put a deposit down on your reservation. You can take advantage of the savings up to the night before! Certain days and time periods get very busy. It is always best to call ahead and let us know the size of your group, what kind of boats you want, and what time we can expect you.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO?
The diverse seasons our region offers are all truly unique. The Delaware River is an amazing place to be any time of the year, and especially great in the spring, summer, and fall. We operate April through October weather permitting. In the off season, it’s important to call ahead, as some river bases do not operate daily.
We are busiest on weekends and holidays including; Independence Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Reservations are highly recommended for these dates.
The river height varies by season and the weather. The Delaware River does not rely on dam releases. Call ahead for river conditions including height and temp – We get updated info daily.
The Upper Delaware offers Class 1 & 2 rapids for rafting. You will paddle through some incredibly scenic areas, and through some great sets of rapids, including: Skinners Falls, Colang, Kunkeli, Cedar, Shohola, Staircase, Mongaup, Butlers Rift, Mill Rift, and Eddy Farm.
OVERNIGHT PRIMITIVE RIVER CAMPING TRIPS- IN THE DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
WHAT KIND OF BOAT CAN I RENT?
Canoes, Kayaks and Solo Canoes are available for overnight trips.
WHAT IS THE PRICE?
Overnight trips are charged per person, per day, and include free camping. You will camp on the first-come first-serve NPS designated sites. If you are out 2 days and 1 night, you pay for the rental for 2 days. On your second day you should be arriving at your ending location by 5pm.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I GET THERE?
Reservations with deposits are required for overnight river trips. Meeting times are strategically set to ensure our customers get out on the river early. We pick people and gear up at Smithfield Beach and the Delaware Water Gap once each morning. It’s important you have correct directions and you know where and when you are supposed to be meeting! Please be courteous, meet on time so other groups are not delayed. If you miss your ride, call the office and we can see what other trips you can take. Pack light, you will need time to load our trailer with your gear.
HOW SHOULD I PACK AND WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You will need to bring all your overnight camping gear- not the kitchen sink! Pack light.
We do not rent camping gear. Prepare your gear in large garbage bags or in tarps to keep it dry while you paddle.