- 43 Ratings
Bald Eagle Kayaking Run from Harper Tavern
Set off on a relaxing paddling trip in the Pennsylvania countryside to soak up the pristine natural beauty. Learn the history of Hersey Park as you paddle along, looking out for eagles and more.
What You Will Do
- Paddle away on a scenic two-hour kayaking adventure where you explore the sights of Pennsylvania's backcountry
- Get all the proper gear and equipment you need for a successful time outdoors, plus safety instructions and technical tips
- Glide over local waterways through Swatara Watershed Park, catching sight of local islands and Milton Hersey's amusement park
- Feast your eyes on local wildlife along the way, seeing plenty of fish species and possibly a bald eagle
- Two-hour kayaking trip
- Kayak, paddle and life jacket
- Dry bags for phones or clothing available upon request
- Navigation and safety instructions
Please wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
- 43 Ratings
Very friendly service with an unexpected history lesson. Very knowledgeable, highly recommend for beginners and those who are not but want a relaxing experience on the water.
- Bill and Sylvia
Everything went just as described. No complaints! We had a lovely paddle.
Great customer service throughout the entire experience from booking to getting back to the parking lot. I couldn't ask for better and look forward to booking again soon! So very grateful to you all!
You care about your customs. You sent river guides with us to help even thought no one requested one. Jamie helped me get back in my kayak after I tipped it . He also helped my daughter's freind get unstuck from a tree. Thank you We will definitely use you company again.
Awesome date! My wife and I had no previous experience with kayaking and this couldn't have been an easier entry into it. The staff was friendly and their instructions were top notch. They provided waterproof bags for our phones and shuttle to the start point. The ride was great and the scenery even better. We lucked out and had a bald eagle fly right over the top of the trees about 30 feet in front of us. We will definitely be doing this again and I can't wait to take my daughter. If you don't own kayaks and our looking for a place to experience it look no further!
This is an absolutely wonderful experience. It's hard to imagine just a short drive from Hershey and you're in the middle of pristine woodland. This time we saw a Blue Heron from about 25 feet away. Ben and Deb are the best!
Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and generous staff. Excellent pricing and well run service. The kayak ride itself was a great experience as well. Instructors gave helpful tips and navigation advice. I will definitely be using their service again!
Excellent customer service, knowledgeable and friendly staff, scenic trip perfect for anyone beginner to expert! Can’t wait to come back!
Loved this trip! Ben gave us an informative talk on our way to the drop-off area and showed us Eagles and their nesting areas. We had easy access to our kayaks and the trip was beautiful! We spotted a large Bald Eagle, Blue Heron and several Wood Ducks. We chose a dry island for a picnic lunch and finished our day with some sun sparkling on the water. Ben and his staff were both helpful and professional. We are looking forward to our next trip! Darcy and Brian
The staff was very informative,supportive as we were first time kayakers. Most importantly they were friendly to deal with. Very inspiring to see bald eagles on the trip as well. Would certainly do it again!
Our group had a great experience. All of the details from pick-up and launching to the kayaking trip itself went well. On the way to the launching site our outfitter Ben, explained the area and some of the features we would be seeing on the creek. Before setting out on our adventure we had a paddling safety presentation and pictures. The water was running fast because of recent rain which gave us some options when we reached the islands. There was lots of wild life and most of the trip was a pleasant escape from civilization. I would enthusiastically recommend Cocoa Kayaks if you are thinking about something different to do in the Hershey, PA area.
Great service & personality, good equipment & guidance, all around great experience (even tjough it was an overcast day with a couple light showers)!!! Loved the super-easy takeout system at the end of the Bald Eagle Run. 3 adults and one happy dog all intend to book again :) Highly Recommend Cocoa Kayak!
Ben and the crew at Cocoa Kayak Rental of Hershey were excellent! So easy to work with and great communication when our trip was on standby due to weather. I recommend Cocoa Kayak to anyone who is looking for a great time kayaking!
Had a very nice time on the Swattie. Saw several different birds, quiet and peaceful. Good experience for a novice kayaker. Ben, Koz, and Bagel from Cocoa Kayak were very nice and helpful. Would recommend to anyone. Hope to take other trips in future.
Overall, this was a great experience. Ben was extremely kind and flexible as we went through the reservation process and helpful with changes when needed. The landing area was clean and easy to find and Ben was right on time to pick us up. The ride to the drop off point was great - Ben is quite knowledgeable about the history of the area and descriptive about the section of water we'd be on as well. Our safety brief was informative and he got all of us out on the water quickly. It was a great day on the river and we were greeted and helped at the landing upon return. Can't say enough about the profressionalism of this outfitter and highly recommend!
It was our first time in a kayak. It was really great. We will be back. Thank you very much.
I chose the Bald Eagle run because it sounded interesting and fun. 3 of the 5 of us traveled to do it...1 from State College, 1 from Reading and 1 from Florida! This sounded also like the longest/scenic one.
friendliness, nice trip, easy in and out, equipment in good shape, overall very enjoyable experience
Ben was very kind and knowledgeable. The other members of the staff were helpful as well. The trip was beautiful and we had a great time. We were very happy with everything; Price, service, care, personability, etc.
we would recommend to Family & Friends. we had an awesome time. Thank You!
Another wonderful Cocoa Kayak experience!