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kayak/canoe tour to uninhabited island

Bristol, United States

Experience hosted by Mary Beth

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

I will meet you at the Bristol Wharf where we will gear up in life jackets & spend a few minutes familiarizing ourselves with the boats & proper use. Once everyone is comfortable we will paddle across the river to an Island , an uninhabited scenic landmark, known by few & accessible to even less. This 300 acre island is Home to a Bald Eagle family & many other wonders including a 100 acre lagoon. Upon landing on the island we will make our way to the lagoon & paddle across to a nice docking spot to Enjoy our self packed lunch & a refreshing swim. I will show the local boaters favorite rope swing & if you're up to an adventure , I'll show you around the island a bit. After lunch we take some time to enjoy the water & rope swing, swing if you dare ! Feel free to bring your own snorkle, fishing gear or beer. We will enjoy 2-3 hours of rest & relaxation along with good conversations & laughs. I'll be sure to have my binoculars ready in hopes of a Bald Eagle spotting! Once we get our fill , we'll head back to the main land & depart as friends...
Time line
15-20 min tutorial based on your experience
20 min journey to docking
2 plus hours enjoying the island
20 min journey back
Other things to note
This is an active day trip. water shoes are a must .I have dry bags but feel free to bring your own.weather forecast 6pm previous day for final decision. PM If you’re a larger group -will accommodate
I will meet you at the Bristol Wharf where we will gear up in life jackets & spend a few minutes familiarizing ourselves with the boats & proper use. Once everyone is comfortable we will paddle across the river to an Island , an uninhabited scenic landmark, known by few & accessible to even less. This 300 acre island is Home to a Bald Eagle family & many other wonders including a 100 acre lagoon. Upon landing on the island we will make our way…

What's included

  • Food
    I'll bring some shareable snacks but encourage guests to pack an easy lunch...
  • Equipment
    kayak/canoe , life jacket & basic gear, waterproof bag .photos of the adven...

Meet your host, Mary Beth

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've spent most of my life traveling the waterways of SE Pennsylvania and various other spots. Many would consider me a river rat because of the simple fact that I can spend day after day on the river and all the random knowledge I have pertaining to it. The island I'll be bringing you too I'm particularly fund of. I've been taking weekly , if not twice weekly trips there for the last 5 years. I've slept out on the island many times and have an intimate relationship with both the water and the land.
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Where you'll be

After leaving the Bristol waterfront We will visit an uninhabited island that is only available to local boaters... Many locals know and speak of the wonders of the island but few have the privilege of going , because without a water craft and a knowing guide it is only ever talk.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Nicole
September 2019
This kayaking trip was an awesome time that I’d recommend to anyone. Mary Beth is very knowledgeable about the area while being super welcoming, laid back, and all around great!
Parisa
August 2019
My boyfriend and I did this experience with Mary Beth and her husband. They were very welcoming and knowledgable of the area. The secluded lagoon is so relaxing and the kayaking is entertaining. They both had some fun stories to tell and we got to know each other quickly. I would definitely recommend this experience to all Air bnb patrons or anyone generally visiting the New Hope / Bristol area! Oh- and the rope swing is intimidating but fun once you get the hang of it, definitely try it out! Hoping to come back and do this next summer with them!
My boyfriend and I did this experience with Mary Beth and her husband. They were very welcoming and knowledgable of the area. The secluded lagoon is so relaxing and the kayaking is…
Sara
August 2019
We had an action packed adventure on a beautiful and peaceful lagoon. Mary Beth and her companions were exceptional hosts in every sense. We tried paddle boarding for the first time because of them. That alone would have made this a fantastic trip. But we did so much more... kayaking, swimming, rope swing, hiking all on a gorgeous day. It was better than many expensive and exotic adventures, and so close to Philadelphia and South Jersey. I look forward to her other experiences and would want to do this one again.
We had an action packed adventure on a beautiful and peaceful lagoon. Mary Beth and her companions were exceptional hosts in every sense. We tried paddle boarding for the first tim…
Heather
August 2019
Spending the day with Mary Beth, her friends and the other guests felt like a day with old friends we had known forever. They were super friendly and welcoming and we had a really great time. Mary Beth had all of the equipment and knew exactly where to navigate to on the island so that it was just a quick pop over into the lagoon. The lagoon was so relaxing and peaceful. I now live in this area but this was my first time being able to experience the seclusion of the island. She knew plenty of interesting tidbits and even offered us refreshments and hot grilled food and chips. She had kayaks, paddle boards and a canoe and everyone was able to try the different equipment out at their leisure. There was even a really cool rope swing if you are brave enough to give it a go. I would highly recommend checking out this experience. Not only is it fun to kayak and a beautiful place, Mary Beth and her friends are a fun bunch to hang out with. You won't regret spending the day with them!
Spending the day with Mary Beth, her friends and the other guests felt like a day with old friends we had known forever. They were super friendly and welcoming and we had a really…
Jennifer
July 2019
Mary Beth is a warm and lovely person that really just wants everyone to have a great experience. She offered a walking tour of the island, but we preferred to simply kayak around the lake just the two of us. Hot dogs and brats were fresh from the grill when we came back and we enjoyed the simple delicious dinner. She brought along a group of friends and we felt like we were part of a party. It was great fun!
Mary Beth is a warm and lovely person that really just wants everyone to have a great experience. She offered a walking tour of the island, but we preferred to simply kayak around…
Sabrina
July 2019
Mary Beth was extremely accommodating and made sure it was an awesome time that I definitely needed to have. She was very knowledgeable of the island and even was nice enough to grab some photos of the fun and me. I really enjoyed the relaxing time I had along with all the great conversations I had with everyone that also added to the experience. Her family and friends were very kind people. I would definitely recommend this experience. Thanks again for an awesome time Mary Beth and friends!!
Mary Beth was extremely accommodating and made sure it was an awesome time that I definitely needed to have. She was very knowledgeable of the island and even was nice enough to gr…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

water shoes

wear a bathingsuit