Discover the Metro Wilderness of the Lehigh Valley
- Allentown To Easton
- Autumn Color tours
- Father’s Day
- Mother’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Labor Day
- 4th of July
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Kayak Rentals, Lessons, Camps & Tours
Historic Bethlehem River Tours is the Lehigh Valley’s premier paddling center for kayaking the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. We offer rentals of high quality single and double recreational kayaks that will suit a wide range of paddling styles and experience levels.
Our intro to kayaking lessons are designed to help novices understand the basics of recreational kayaking.
Best known for our tours which cater to families, clubs, couples and business groups. Tours are a great team building activity.
Our signature tour is the “Steel Stacks Run”, passing under the iconic Bethlehem Steel Stacks for a unique photo opportunity.
Kayak camp is a summer program for youth, learning and practicing strokes, maneuvers, safety and rescue. The camp ends with a extended tour.
We are open from May through October 6 days a week Mon. – Saturday.
The put in is at Sand Island Boat Launch, minutes from Downtown Historic Bethlehem. The Lehigh River is a beautiful place to spend the day, exploring the stunning scenery from the water and from on land.
You can be sure of an unforgettable experience no matter what your experience level is but don’t take our word for it – come and check it out yourself!
Featured Tours And Events
Metro Wilderness Explorer
All day tour 9 -5
Allentown to Easton
Friday Night Lights
Join our super popular
Night tour every Friday
June – August
NEW! KIDS CAMP
June – August
What our customers say!
"We had so much fun kayaking on the Lehigh. Eric was very friendly and even made sure that the weather was going to cooperate with our tour. He contacted me a few days before to schedule a different day. Overall great experience and highly recommended"
"My family and I had a most enjoyable day on the river today! We had never been kayaking and Eric made us feel very comfortable while he shared his knowledge of the history of Bethlehem and the river. I highly recommend HBRT!"
"Ed and I had an enjoyable morning on the river. Eric, our tour guide, was interesting and helped us to see a side of the area we’ve never experienced before. We felt safe and comfortable with the kayaks, a new experience for us both. We will absolutely do this again! Highly recommend!!"
Terrific experience! Enjoying Bethlehem from a whole different angle and I learned a lot of history during the trip too!!
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