Shank’s Mare maintains a fleet of touring, fishing and whitewater kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for rental from our facility on the Susquehanna River.  Beginners may rent our safe and stable sit-on-top kayaks for self-guided tours throughout the season.  For those who have taken kayak instruction and learned self-rescue skills, we offer our cockpit kayaks for rent.  Fishing kayaks and SUP’s are also included in our rental fleet.   Guide services are available.

All the models of kayaks and SUP’s for sale at Shank’s Mare are also available to test paddle.  We have specific demo days set up throughout the season, or you can schedule a demo by calling us at 717-252-1616.  Learn kayak technique and safety skills in our lesson program is a great way to determine the best boat for you.   Then test paddle the kayaks you are considering purchasing for making the best educated consumer decision, and getting the most fun our of your new equipment.