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Rentals


Shank’s Mare Rental Location


On the Susquehanna River, Lake Clarke, Long Level

Kayak and SUP Rentals available as long as weather and river conditions allow. Call for reservations!

Paddle unspoiled shoreline, explore creeks, view wildlife, visit the Conejohela Flats and the river sluices – little current on this part of the river for easy, enjoyable paddling. Rental Hours at Main Store same as our posted in-season store hours.

We recommend you call for reservations to assure kayak availability. All reservations may be done by phone at 717-252-1616.
Experienced kayak guides are available by reservation. Call for details.

Kayak & SUP Rental Procedures, Rates, Shuttles & Guidelines


Rental Procedures:

  • Reservations requested for all rentals
  • Call 717-252-1616 for reservations with name, phone #, how many single, double, or triple kayaks or stand-up paddleboards being rented. Please no changes to this when you arrive at the shop.
  • Rental slots available at specific times and on a limited basis to alleviate crowding
  • Rental groups check in on our front porch.
  • Be ready to paddle when you arrive i.e. proper clothing, footwear and sunscreen in place
  • All PFD's and paddles will be cleaned following every rental. You are welcome to bring or purchase your own gear.
  • Return kayaks, paddles and pfd's to designated areas following rental
  • Come in to the shop to pay for your rental and browse our awesome clothing and gear!

Rental Guidelines:

  • Kayakers that do not possess Kayak Self Rescue Skills will be required to rent Sit-On-Top kayaks only. We reserve the right to deny or limit all rental
  • Children 5-10 years must have a parent/guardian on the same kayak (double kayak). 
  • Children 11-15 years may rent their own kayak/board, but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on the water with them.
  • Children 16-17 years may rent their own kayak/board and be on the water on their own, but must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver.
  • All participants must sign a waiver.
  • Shank’s Mare reserves the right to deny or limit any rental.
  • PFD’s (life vests) must be worn and zipped at all times. 
  • Renters agree to return equipment in same condition as it was received.
  • Renters agree not to take equipment away from area designated by Shank’s Mare.
  • Renters agree to return equipment at least 15 minutes prior to closing time that day.

Rental Rates:

Paddling Equipment
Single Kayaks - PFD's (lifevests), Whistles and Paddles included

Up to 2 Hours – $30/Kayak

Each Additional Hour – $10/Hour

Tandem (Double) Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboards - PFD's (lifevests), whistles and paddles included

Up to 2 Hours – $40/Kayak or SUP

Each Additional Hour – $10/Hour

Single Fishing Kayaks - PFD's (lifevests), whistles and paddles included

Up to 2 Hours – $50/Kayak

Each Additional Hour – $10/Hour

Double Fishing Kayaks

Up to 2 Hours – $60/Kayak

Each Additional Hour – $10/Hour

PFD (Life Vest) or Paddle (If you brought your own kayak but forgot your gear!)

Up to 2 Hours – $8

2-4 Hours – $10

4-6 Hours – $12

A Season Rental Card is available for $189/Person.  This entitles the cardholder to rentals of kayaks or stand-up paddleboards, by reservation, for the current paddling rental season.  Call 717-252-1616 for details.

Wrightsville to Long Level Shuttle for Self-Guided Paddle Tours

Reservations required for Shuttles
11:00am Sharp from Shank's Mare - Available Dates:

Sundays, June 5 & 19; July 3, 17, & 31; August 14, September 4 & 18, 2022

Want to paddle and explore the Lower Susquehanna on your own?  Make reservations for our shuttle service from Shank's Mare to the Wrightsville Boro boat ramp at The John Wright Restaurant.  From there you have miles of beautiful river to travel.  Meet us at Shank's Mare for an 11:00am shuttle departure where we will load you and your kayak on our trailer  and van for transport to the put-in at Wrightsville.  You'll paddle downriver on your own arriving at Shank's Mare no later than 4:30pm.  Your car will be at Shank's Mare, so you can load your gear and call it a day.  Rental kayaks are available.  If you have questions on paddling ability for this section of the river, we'll be happy to discuss it with you.  Reservations required for shuttle or shuttle with rental by calling 717-252-1616.

Fee - with your own kayak - $12/Person/Kayak ($6 per extra person in same kayak)
Fee - with rental kayaks, paddles & pfds - $42/Single Kayak; $58/Double Kayak up to a 2-Hour Trip. 
         $10 for each additional hour on the water (additional fees paid at take-out)