Offers the most exciting white water on the river! Gaze at the spectacular scenery as the river winds through the famous Hawk’s Nest area. History: The Hawk’s Nest name is derived from the birds of prey that nest in the area. Originally a one-lane dirt road in 1859, this winding road overlooks the Delaware River valley and is now part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.
The first 3 miles are on the mild side, allowing you plenty of time to ‘get your feet wet’. The first set of rapids, Staircase, is on river right. The Mongaup Rapids, created by the extra flow of the Mongaup River letting into the Delaware River, are a roller coaster set of rapids and the best on the Delaware River. Stay far left just before entering the Hawk’s Nest region to catch the standing waves at Butler’s. This short set of rapids are sure to thrill. Ride the waves as you travel under the Millrift Railroad Bridge or locally known as #2 Railroad Bridge, once used for the Erie Railroad. About one more mile, you’ll see our landing on the right, and your adventure is complete.
At 3 – 4 hours, it’s a nice length without being too short. Starts at our Matamoras location (closest location to NYC, NJ), great for a day trip. Includes the best whitewater on the Delaware River. Plan more time on the water if swimming, picnicking, or just relaxing in the sun.
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Advanced reservations are required to ensure availability.
Same day reservations or walk-ins will be charged a $5 per person fee. We try to accommodate walk-ins after our reserved guests are served.
All rates are daily and include boats, paddles, life jackets, free transportation, safety & paddle instruction along with full use of our facilities. Sales Tax, Trip Cancellation Protection, and Damage Insurance not included.
Kids go Free with family – ages 9 and under, with minimum boat rental. Not available with discounted non-profit rates.
Kids ride free as the 3rd person in the canoe (ages 9 and under with family).
Save 50% on 2nd day raft, canoe, or kayak river trips!