- 43 Ratings
Union Canal Kayaking Adventure in Palmyra
Grab your gear and set off on an adventure for a relaxing time on the water in a kayak. Explore Union Canal as you enjoy the warm morning sun and all of the area's most legendary outdoor attractions.
What You Will Do
- Glide your way down the Tavern Run in the early morning as you paddle along in a kayak
- Pass by the the scenic Swatara Creek, cruising beneath towering trees and landmark bridges
- Enjoy a ride that is gentle and relatively quiet, ideal for every skill level and age group
- Keep your eyes peeled for the eye-catching Blue Rock limestone that's one of the distinctive features of the area
- Two-hour kayak rental
- Paddle and life jacket
- Dry bags for phones or clothing available upon request
- Navigation and safety instructions before each trip
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
- 43 Ratings
This is a very organized business. I was impressed by how kayaks were assigned and ready to go at drop off and the efficiency and helpfulness of the staff during entry and exit of the water. It was a fun trip and I highly recommend Cocoa Kayak.
Great instruction provided prior to activity. Fun experience and would highly recommend!
My fiance and I really enjoyed the trip. The staff are very friendly and professional. I appreciate the helping hand getting in and out of the kayak with my wonky hip:) We look forward to our next kayak trip with you guys.
Had a very pleasant day kayaking. Employees were very helpful. Will return again!!
had a great time -- nice friendly staff
Very professional...everything was ready to go when we arrived! Our kids and I had a blast!
Nice, quiet scenery with lots of wildlife and easy paddling!
Ben and his assistant were very thorough and accommodating. They emphasized safety and made everyone feel relaxed and the experience enjoyable.
First time booking through them and it was a Father's Day outing and myself, my dad, and sister all had a great time. Ben and his team were awesome! The way they have everything set-up is very efficient and timely. The staff was very nice and helpful and Ben was very knowledgeable and informative with kayaking on the Swatara. Highly recommend Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey and will be referring them to anyone I know looking for a great place to rent from. Prices are very reasonable and looking forward to the next visit with them. Thank you Cocoa Kayaks!!
Great trip! Beautiful section of the Swatara Creek!
Great trip and experience as always! Ben makes coordinating a group outing a breeze.
This is our third trip with Cocoa Kayak. Ben and his team are very accommodating and professional. The are fast and responsive to email and text, so all the booking and planning is easy. Once on-site, the team takes care of EVERYTHING. I bring a group of 12 with a variety of ages and experience, and everyone has a fantastic time. The river is beautiful, and we even saw bald eagles this last trip. We’ll be back.
My Dad and I had a great time. Can't wait to do it again next year.
- Anthony C
Friendly service, just as advertised, will definitely do again!
I took my grandchildren, 10 and 13 , kayaking on Saturday. Tavern Run is a good choice for newbies: Calm water, and we saw lots of blue herons. We had a great time and we want to go again. Our group was not accompanied, but Ben gave clear instructions and we had no problems at all. I recommend this trip.
The Tavern Run is a great part of the Swatara! It is very relaxing! Ben is a great tour guide with great instructions and explaining part of the Swatara! I would highly recommend booking with Cocoa Kayaks! They supply the kayaks, life vest, waterproof containers and drink containers. This is a great option so you don't have to haul or store the kayaks.
Professional full service kayaking accommodating novices.and veterans alike. Website is extremely informative about the various runs. Safety instructions great for novices, all. Explanations about scenery at send off helped frame experience.
We were the only ones on this Friday 9am run and had the whole Swatara to ourselves, except for the 3 Blue Herons that guided us down the creek. What a wonderful day and Ben and Cocoa Kayak have always been the best, definitely will do it again.
Ben took a couple rookies and showed them an excellent time! The complete experience was professional, informative, and importantly enjoyable.