Adventures on the Water
Water Sports & Recreation Activities
We are truly lucky to live near beautiful bodies of water, from lakes to rivers to ocean. It's the perfect place to try a new water adventure. We can get you started with the very cool opportunities below where you can grab a tube, hop in a sailboat or dive in with scuba!
Explore the Delaware River
The Delaware River is our own natural treasure. We all know its fame concerning George Washington. But did you know it's the longest un-dammed river in the United States east of the Mississippi? That's 330 miles of natural wonder. And three-quarters of the non-tidal Delaware River is now included in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. We are so lucky to live near such a wonderful opportunity for outdoor adventure. One of the most relaxing and family-friendly ways to experience our river is by kicking back and relaxing in a tube.
DELAWARE RIVER TUBING
Hop on a tube, raft, kayak or canoe and enjoy a scenic, fun and refreshing 3-4 hour trip down 5-6 miles of the river. The trip includes lazy stretches with Class I rapids (beginner level) along the way. To make your trip as easy and enjoyable as possible, Delaware River Tubing offers free parking, shuttle service and key check (it's no fun to lose keys in the river). In addition, every trip includes a free meal from The Famous River Hot Dog Man on the private, exclusive Adventure Island during your river adventure, where you can eat mouth-watering island BBQ on picnic tables in the water!
BUCKS COUNTY RIVER COUNTRY
What started as a small river outfitter with 5 canoes in 1967 has blossomed into a booming family business offering 6 different styles of kayaks (including Tandem and Ocean Kayaks), 5 different styles of tubes (including double tubes), whitewater-rated rafts and Classic Olde Town Canoes. This vast selection is guaranteed to make any water adventurer happy. At the end of your 2, 3 or 4-hour float, enjoy a delicious meal at Red Mushroom Cafe on-site. What a great way for families, friends and groups to stay cool and enjoy the outdoor sun.
Sailing is an invigorating experience. There's nothing quite like the sound of the sails billowing in the wind, the feel of the breeze on your face, and the sight of your boat slicing through the water. To many, it's more than just a sport - it's a lifestyle. With so many beautiful bodies of water in our region, it's the perfect place to take up this exciting sport!
NOCKAMIXON SAILING SCHOOL
Learn how to be the captain of your own sailboat - and to American Sailing Assocation standards to boot! Nockamixon Sailing School is made up of renowned, ASA-certified sailing instructors with US Coast Guard captain's licenses, ensuring the finest instruction available. Classes are taught on Lake Nockamixon, a wonderful place to learn to sail, with no big ships to dodge and with clean, safe water. Learn how to handle a 20-30 foot sailboat here, and then a 30-50 foot sailboat at their sister schools in the Chesapeake Bay or Virgin Islands. Take the entire series and get certified to bareboat charter in destinations all over the world! Here's your chance to start close to home without having to spend money on time and travel.
You don't have to live in the tropics to enjoy scuba diving! We have many opportunites right in our area to learn how to dive and take short trips to experience a whole new world under water. Not only can you one-up your friends on social media with your dive pics, but you can also explore parts of the world not many get to see.
You don't have to go far to become a certified scuba diver! Scubadelphia offers instruction from beginner through advanced levels including handicapped scuba, dive masters, instructors and technical divers. Classes are taught in a local pool, or can be private in your own pool. Open water classes are taught at local Pennsylvania lakes including Dutch Springs in Bethlehem. Once you're feeling confident, join them for a trip to shipwrecks in New Jersey, or hop down to North Carolina, Florida or the Caribbean! They even take exotic trips to Indonesia and Maldives. If you just want to "dip your toes" into the experience, they offer a Discover Scuba Diving program every week at their pool so you can try it out with no large commitment. Dive in!