Susquehanna Outfitters

Rentals

west fairview launch

Looking for ISLAND ADVENTURE, FITNESS, and FUN for the whole family? We offer a selection of kayak and canoe rentals on the gentle Susquehanna and the beautiful creeks of Central PA, and our bicycle rentals are perfect for cruising the Capital Area Greenbelt. We now rent Stand Up Paddle Boards, too! Come to the Harrisburg Seaplane Base!!! Bicycle and hourly boat rentals at CITY ISLAND on weekends only.

RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. CALL US AT 717-503-0066 TO MAKE A RESERVATION.

Kayak, Canoe and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals

Experience the BEST playground in Central Pennsylvania: the majestic Susquehanna! Explore on your own or join one of our guided floats led by an experienced local river expert. We’ve been guiding on the Susquehanna for over 20 years. Let us share our knowledge and sense of wonderment with you. We make sure you have everything you’ll need for a fun and safe day on the river.

Learn more about the Susquehanna River Trail.

Hourly Rentals

Get off work, jump in a kayak, and paddle your way around City Island or to the cluster of islands just up river. A relaxing workout for your mind, body, and spirit!!

  • DATES:
    • We’re open every day except Monday (call us at 717-503-0066 to reserve your float)
  • TIME:
    • You can reserve a boat any time between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
  • LOCATION:
  • • Harrisburg Seaplane Base (Tuesday-Sunday)
    • City Island (Weekends only)
    • (directions)
  • COST:
    • $30 – Tandem kayak
    • $20 – Single kayak
    • $25 – Canoe
    • $25 – SUP (available only at HSB)

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Three-Hour Rentals

west fairview launch

This easy access float is perfect for beginners and a great introduction for children to the magic of the river. Join other friendly paddlers on our cool shuttle bus as we drive you from the Harrisburg Seaplane Base to West Fairview, at the mouth of Conodoguinet Creek. You can paddle upstream in the creek or head for the open waters of the Susquehanna River. The panoramic views will take your breath away. Float back to the Harrisburg Seaplane Base with the gentle currents. Explore the river’s many hidden gems and sandy secluded islands. Take a quick dip or collect river seashells and watch for wild creatures from beavers to bald eagles - all within the city limits of Harrisburg! This trip is rated tranquil – no experience needed.

  • DATES:
    • Every day except Monday (call us at 717-503-0066 to reserve your float)
  • SHUTTLE TIMES:
    • 10:00 am
    • 12 noon
    • 2:00 pm
    • 4:00 pm
  • LOCATION:
    Meet 30 minutes before your shuttle time at our Harrisburg Seaplane Base location (directions)
  • COST:
    • $60 – Includes tandem kayak and shuttle
    • $45 – Includes single kayak and shuttle
    • $55 – Includes canoe and shuttle

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Six-Hour Rentals

west fairview launch

Want more wildlife, more secluded lush river islands, and more challenging riffles? Our 7-mile float is all that and more. We’ll shuttle you from the Harrisburg Seaplane Base to the historic Fort Hunter Park, where you can shove off with the Susquehanna Statue of Liberty in the background framed by the world famous Susquehanna Water Gap. You’ll be rewarded with a wildlife experience you’ll never forget… beaver dams, mink, bald eagles, and herons make their homes here, including the largest nesting island for wading birds in Pennsylvania.

Cruise under the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world and feel the excitement of the swift riffles above and below the bridge. Nothing death-defying, just fun! This trip is rated moderate but still appropriate for ambitious beginners.

  • DATES:
    • Every day except Monday (call us at 717-503-0066 to reserve your float)
  • SHUTTLE TIMES:
    • 10:00 am
    • 12 noon
    • 2:00 pm
  • LOCATION:
    Meet 30 minutes before your shuttle time at our Harrisburg Seaplane Base location (directions)
  • COST:
    • $65 – Includes tandem kayak and shuttle
    • $55 – Includes single kayak and shuttle
    • $60 – Includes canoe and shuttle

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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals

What's SUP? It stands for Stand Up Paddleboarding, the fastest growing sport in the country. SUP is a great way to explore our local waters and a great workout. Come on out and enjoy the fun of SUP!

DATES: Tuesday - Sunday
TIME: Pick any time between 10:00am and 6:00pm
COST: $25/hour (cost includes a stable paddleboard, lifejacket and paddle)
LOCATION: Meet at the Harrisburg Seaplane Base (directions)

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Bicycle Rentals

Bicycle Rentals

Take a spin on Harrisburg's scenic Riverfront Parkway and Capitol Area Greenbelt. Choose a classic beach cruiser, a hybrid trail bike, or even our bicycle built for two (tandem). Take along the whole family in a children's trailer or with a 3rd wheel for the kids. There’s so much to see and do you won’t want to stop. (All rentals include helmets.)

  • DATES:
    • Weekends only
  • TIMES:
    • Pick any time between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
  • LOCATION:
    Our city island location (directions)
  • COST:
    1-hour rental
    • $15 – Tandem bicycle
    • $12 – Bicycle
    • $10 – Children’s trailer or 3rd wheel
    < 3-hour rental
    • $18 – Tandem bicycle
    • $15 – Bicycle
    • $12 – Children’s trailer or 3rd wheel
    < 6-hour rental
    • $25 – Tandem bicycle
    • $22 – Bicycle
    • $15 – Children’s trailer or 3rd wheel

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