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Authentic Shawnee Recreation

Choose to do as much or as little as you wish. For the active outdoor adventurer ... play golf, canoe, kayak, raft, paddleboat, or fish. For the restful outdoor enthusiast... read a book on the veranda while admiring the beautiful views, dip your feet in the Delaware River at our Sandy Bank and watch the current keep time, or take our guided or self-guided Nature Trail hike. Our respect for the great outdoors gives us a passion to emphasize reducing our carbon footprint.

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is a Pocono Mountain destination in itself! We have many outdoor recreation choices to choose from. We offer – Golf, Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Fishing, Tennis, Live Music, Direct River Access and more! We are the only resort on the water for a 100 mile stretch of the Delaware River. Surrounded on three sides by the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Shawnee Inn is the perfect choice for your get-away.


Shawnee River Trips

Shawnee River Trips provide outdoor adventures which include: rentals of rafts, kayaks (tandem and single-person), canoes, fishing trips, and stand-up paddleboards. With the 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the historic Delaware River just on the edge of Shawnee’s property, Shawnee River Trips is the key to adventure.

Contact us today at 570-424-4000 x1464 to find out more or hear about many other fun things to do in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.


SRT Rates*

Take a trip down the Delaware River

After submitting your request, we will call you to confirm, get payment information, and provide you with any additional information you may need for your Shawnee River Trip offering. Click on button below.

Shawnee River Trips offers a great way to experience the wild and scenic Delaware River. Whether all day or a few hours, a trip along the Delaware River will be a memorable time.

3-Mile Trip  Smithfield Beach to Shawnee
6-Mile Trip  Shawnee to Portland or Smithfield Beach to Kittatiny
9-Mile Trip  Smithfield Beach to Portland

Hours
9am-3pm

Canoe or Raft
1-10 people $38 per person
11-20 people  $35 per person
21+ people  $30 per person

Single Kayak
$40 per person

Double Kayak
$35 per person

*Non-profit pricing available upon request.

Rates are per person. Rates include paddles, life jackets and insurance. Minimum of two people in a canoe. Minimum of four people in a raft. 3rd person in a canoe would be $10. Each additional person in a raft up to eight people is $20 per person.


Hourly Boat Rentals

(Only available 3:00pm-7:00pm)
Time is precious, but there is nothing more memorable than taking time to paddle on the Delaware River. These hourly rates are a great opportunity to fit a relaxing time on the water at the end of a busy day.

Canoe $20 per hour
Kayak $20 per hour
Double Kayak $30 per hour
Sit-on-Top Kayak  $15 per hour


Hours

(during season):
Seven days a week
9:00am - 2:00pm rafts
9:00am - 6:00pm canoes, kayaks, double kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, mountain bikes
3:00pm - 7:00pm hourly boat rentals

What To Bring?

Appropriate clothing for the weather - dry change of clothes - sneakers or river shoes - sun protection - hat - bathing suit & towel - packed lunch or buy it here. OPTIONAL ITEMS such as cameras - binoculars - diving mask & fins are great to have but are not necessary.

What is provided?

Rates include canoes, kayaks, or rafts - paddles, life jackets, orientation, shuttle transportation for people, carry-ons, boats, and free parking.

Is fishing allowed?

You bet, but if you are 16 years or older, you must have either a PA or NJ fishing license.

Discounts

Discounts available for guests of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort and Wyndham Resort for any canoe, raft, or kayak trip. Proper ID required at time of payment. Non-profit pricing available upon request. Please call 800.SHAWNEE (742-9633) for more information.

Rules and Restrictions

Children must be over 6 years of age, 42 inches and weigh over 50 lbs. If you return 15 minutes or more after your allotted time you will be charged for an additional hour. Safety is the first concern of our river staff. Personal flotation
devices (PFD’s) are required and will be provided with each rental. Please do not hesitate to speak to one of our river staff if you have any questions or concerns. All participants will be asked to sign a release form and leave a cash or a credit card as a deposit. A credit card on file is required when making reservation.

Where Can You Find Us?

We have TWO bases.One is in Minisink, PA less than one mile off I-80 at exit 310, right across from Smithfield Elementary School, and the other is on the grounds of the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.


Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP's)

Intro to Stand Up Paddle:
1 Hour $30 per person

Down River Tours:
2 Hours: $50 per person, Smithfield to Shawnee
4 Hours: $90 per person, Smithfield to Kittatiny

Stand Up Paddle Yoga:
75 minutes: $40 per person

Paddle Fit:
90 minutes: $50 per person or Package of 5 for $200

Please call 800.SHAWNEE for reservations


Shawnee Fishing Trips

Resting on the grounds of the historic Shawnee Inn, Shawnee Fishing Trips is ideally located on the banks of the Delaware River and encompasses the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Enjoy a distinctive guided drift boat trip with a licensed fishing guide on this legendary big river.

 “The Big D” is famous for its seasonal runs of shad and striped bass, along with its resident populations of trophy trout, smallmouth bass, and walleye.

Our guided “drift boat fishing trips” are fine designed to meet the expectations of novice to expert fishing anglers of most ages. Children (40lbs and over accompanied by an adult), individuals, couples, families and small groups can safely, conveniently and comfortably embark on a very distinctive river fishing adventure with a certified and experienced PABC /NPS Fishing Guide “Shawnee guided drift boat style!” on the Delaware River.


Guided "Drift Boat-Style" Fishing Trip

No fish too big, no tale too tall.

SFT Rates

  • $89 per person/half-day (4-5 hrs)
  • $176 per person/full-day (8-10 hrs)

Shorter (2-3 hour) trips may be available upon special request.

Guided Fishing Trips - Call (570) 424-4050 x1462 and speak to Will Stryeski, our Certified PA Fishing Guide, for more detailed information.

Discounts are available to The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Guests, Wyndham Guests, Great Bear Country Club members along with overnight Shawnee Resort guests. 

All guided fly-fishing & spin-fishing trips include all equipment needed; rods, reels, tackle-equipment, PFD’s, lures, flies & bait. We supply everything needed other than individual fishing licenses. Please wear appropriate attire.


Additional Information

Shorter (2-3 hr) trips may be available weekdays upon special request.

Discounts are available to Shawnee Resort and Great Bear Country Club members along with overnight Shawnee Inn and Wyndham Resort guests.

All guided fly-fishing and spin-fishing trips include; rods, reels, tackle-equipment, PFD’s, lures, flies and bait.

A Valid NJ –or- PA Fishing license is required (ages 16yrs and older)
and be purchased on-line thru our Shawnee Business center 24/7
and/or at the Shawnee General Store prior to trip.


Hours

Fishing start on April 1st. All trips by appointment only. Shawnee Fishing is open by appointments only. Contact Will Stryeski, PA Certified Fishing Guide today! 570-424-4050 x1462.

Advance Reservations Required

Please Contact Shawnee Fishing Trips at (570) 424-4050 x1462, or email at fish@shawneeinn.com. Or, short text message to (570) 994-6286.

Shawnee is within a close proximity of many Pocono Mountain lakes and streams that are equally well known by fly-anglers for their wild scenery and fish-filled waters.

To find out more details and information about our guided fishing trips and/or to make a reservation*, please contact our fishing guides directly at fish@shawneeinn.com.

Our seasonal (April-October) fishing adventures are fine tuned in meeting the qualifications of most ages, small group sizes, and any skill level with weather and water conditions permitting.

Shoreline Fishing Locations

Valid PA or NJ Fishing License

Persons of age 16 and older are required to either purchase a valid Pennsylvania -or- New Jersey fishing license to fish on the Delaware River. Shawnee overnight
guests can purchase Fishing License on-line through our Shawnee Business Center (open 24/7) located on the first floor of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.
Licenses can also be obtained thru the following locations.

  1. On the Internet at www.pa.wildlifelicense.com
  2. Shawnee General Store (570) 421-0956
  3. Walmart, Kmart and at most sporting goods retail store, anywhere in PA.

Smithfield Beach Launch Site (approx. 3 miles)
Make right onto River Road and follow 2-3 miles. Make right into Smithfield Beach Recreation Area. This is a deep section of the Delaware River where bass, musky, walleye, fallfish and channel catfish can be caught casting from shoreline. From Memorial Day past Labor Day this location is also a designated picnic, grilling and swimming area.

Kittatinny Point/The Delaware Water Gap (approx. 4 miles)
Make left onto River Rd and follow to the end. Make right at light and stay right. Make right onto Route 80 East. Get off at first exit, Kittatinny Point Visitor Center. This is a deep section of the Delaware River where shad, bass, walleye and 
channel catfish can be caught casting from shore. From Memorial Day to Labor Day this location is also a designated picnic, grilling.

Rules & Regulations
NO SHORELINE FISHING IS PERMITTED ON SHAWNEE INN GROUNDS BOAT RAMP, RIVER SHORELINE BEACH AREA, RIVER SANCTUARY AREA (PAVILION), BEACH & GOLF COURSE AREAS.

Valid fishing license is required and is not included. Licenses may be purchased on-line at www.pa.wildlife.licenses.com.

Target Fish Species By Month

MARCH - Walleye, Fallfish, Channel Catfish
APRIL - American Shad, Walleye, Stripers,Trout
MAY - American Shad, Walleye, Stripers,Trout
EARLY JUNE - Trout, Striped Bass, Fallfish, Channel Catfish
MID-LATE JUNE - Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Stripers, Trout, Rock Bass

JULY - Smallmouth Bass, Fallfish, Channel Catfish, Rock Bass
AUGUST - Smallmouth Bass, Fallfish, Channel Catfish
SEPTEMBER - Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Trout, Fallfish, Channel Catfish
OCTOBER - Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Trout
NOVEMBER - Walleye