Discover the Metro Wilderness of the Lehigh Valley

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Kayak Adventures

  • Rentals
  • Tours
  • Lessons
  • Camps
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Specialty Events

  • Allentown To Easton
  • Autumn Color tours
  • Father’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving
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Gift Certificates

Give the gift of adventure! great for Christmas, Birthdays, & Anniversaries. Choose a gift certificate for any of the following activities.

  • Tours
  • Rentals
  • Lessons
  • Camps

This year, give an experience that will be remembered.

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

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Metro Wilderness Explorer

All day tour 9 -5

Allentown to Easton

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Friday Night Lights

Join our super popular

Night tour every Friday

June – August

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NEW! KIDS CAMP

9am-1pm

Mon- Wed

June – August

Welcome to our community


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"

    Meredith Moschini
    Meredith Moschini
  • "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!"

    Rebecca Epinger Sanchez
    Rebecca Epinger Sanchez
  • "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!!"

    Jennifer Stocker Long
    Jennifer Stocker Long
  • Terrific experience! Enjoying Bethlehem from a whole different angle and I learned a lot of history during the trip too!!

    Betsy
    Betsy

Gift Certificates on sale.

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Give the gift of adventure this season, an experience that will be remembered.

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