Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey

Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey

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Another enjoyable paddle with Cocoa Kayaks! Congratulations to Mike and Ashley on taking over the business - you were a delight to work with.

Highly recommend Cocoa Kayaks to anyone who would like to give kayaking a try. They are well-suited for all levels of experience and nice people, too.
Kona says thank you for letting me ride in one of your kayaks! We all had a blast. 💕
We enjoyed our kayak ride on the Swatara this morning! Thanks Cocoa Kayak... great time!
Friday Kayaking in Hersey Pa.
Had an excellent time on the water yesterday. Thanks for shuttling us up the creek Ben! Also, thanks for all tips on eagle sightings & where not to go. Thanks for taking care of the Swatara Creek and for the passion to maintain such a valuable resource.
Thanks for a great 1st kayaking experience today!!
Who knew I'd be able to paddle 5 miles at 66!
Me and my Sierra Club friends visited Cocoa Kayaks on Saturday, 8/17/19. I had not been out kayaking this year and more specifically I had wanted to try the Swatara Creek ever since I visited Schiavoni Park near Hummelstown. We had an enjoyable two hour trip down the creek and we several blue heron and a few turtles. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. I will consider going with them again sometime.
Such a fun day with my family!
Great day to be out! Thanks Ben & Cocoa Kayaks for the great and friendly service!
Thank you BEN for a great day on a basic kayak tour. My friend Gina and I have kayaked on different lakes and rivers, but your tour was awesome. SO much enjoyed the ease and water level to be able to get out and play in the water.
Can't wait to try out a different tour.

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Very enjoyable kayak trip last evening with these kayak pros, looking forward to my next float down the Swatara Creek with Cocoa Kayaks. Thank you Ben and your team.

Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey offers gentle creek kayaking in stunning natural beauty. No experience required. Book online, click yellow "Book Now" button at https://www.cocoakayak.com/ Details, reservations contact Ben Miller at 717-756-5766.

Operating as usual

07/07/2021

Cocoa Kayaks will be offering a unique kayaking opportunity through the Union Canal Tunnel, one of the oldest transportation tunnels. This tour will be guided by a local historian.

% of the proceeds will go to Lebanon Valley Historic Society to help maintain their park

Previous paddling experience is required.
Please bring a headlamp.

Union Canal Tunnel Tours - 5:30-7:00 pm
Monday, July 12
Monday, August 9
Monday, September 13

Visit cocoakayak.com to book now!

We hope to see you on the water for this unique opportunity!

Cocoa Kayaks will be offering a unique kayaking opportunity through the Union Canal Tunnel, one of the oldest transportation tunnels. This tour will be guided by a local historian.

% of the proceeds will go to Lebanon Valley Historic Society to help maintain their park

Previous paddling experience is required.
Please bring a headlamp.

Union Canal Tunnel Tours - 5:30-7:00 pm
Monday, July 12
Monday, August 9
Monday, September 13

Visit cocoakayak.com to book now!

We hope to see you on the water for this unique opportunity!

06/15/2021

Hello everyone!
My husband, Mike, and I would like to introduce ourselves as the new owners of Cocoa Kayaks! Ben and Deb Miller established this amazing company back in 2014 and we are honored and blessed to be given the opportunity to continue their legacy.
Mike has been working in the outdoors industry since 2009. His professional kayaking experience began in 2013 in Pittsburgh. In 2017, we moved back home where Mike had the opportunity to manage two different outdoor companies, while I taught. One of those companies was Cocoa Kayak Rentals in 2020, therefore you may have already met Mike! Mike is a Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward and a board member on the Swatara Water Association.
As the new owners, we will strive to maintain the integrity of Cocoa Kayak Rentals and continue to make it possible for you to get out on the water! We hope to see you soon!

Mike & Ashley Adams

Hello everyone!
My husband, Mike, and I would like to introduce ourselves as the new owners of Cocoa Kayaks! Ben and Deb Miller established this amazing company back in 2014 and we are honored and blessed to be given the opportunity to continue their legacy.
Mike has been working in the outdoors industry since 2009. His professional kayaking experience began in 2013 in Pittsburgh. In 2017, we moved back home where Mike had the opportunity to manage two different outdoor companies, while I taught. One of those companies was Cocoa Kayak Rentals in 2020, therefore you may have already met Mike! Mike is a Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward and a board member on the Swatara Water Association.
As the new owners, we will strive to maintain the integrity of Cocoa Kayak Rentals and continue to make it possible for you to get out on the water! We hope to see you soon!

Mike & Ashley Adams

06/13/2021

Ben Miller, Debra Ollinger Miller, Riley Miller and Ellie Paisley Brooks would like to genuinely thank everyone for their friendship and support over the past 9 years with Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey. If you haven't already, please congratulate Ashley and Mike Adams as the new owners!

Ben Miller, Debra Ollinger Miller, Riley Miller and Ellie Paisley Brooks would like to genuinely thank everyone for their friendship and support over the past 9 years with Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey. If you haven't already, please congratulate Ashley and Mike Adams as the new owners!

Photos from Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey's post 05/11/2021

Take yourself to a better place, escape to the stunning Swatara creek. An easy paddle offers you blissful natural peace and beauty. Float down the tree lined stream teeming with wildlife and flowers. No experience required to rent our recreational kayaks, we provide the gear and the instruction.

05/03/2021

We've begun renting for our 9th season! 7 days a week including Mother's Day! "Book Now" online at http://www.cocoakayak.com/ Reserve ahead to secure your summer fun!

We've begun renting for our 9th season! 7 days a week including Mother's Day! "Book Now" online at http://www.cocoakayak.com/ Reserve ahead to secure your summer fun!

:: Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey, Inc. :: 03/01/2021

:: Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey, Inc. ::

Plan FUN for summer, book online anytime at https://www.cocoakayak.com/ ...just click the yellow “Book Now” button

:: Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey, Inc. :: We are a mobile business with stream-side meetup locations at Water Trail access points. Having no outfitter shop saves you time, money and provides more trip options. Open 7 days a week!

10/09/2020

After 8 successful seasons of pure fun on the Swatara Water Trail, Cocoa Kayak owner’s Ben and Debra Miller are moving to the Pennsylvania Wilds for our next adventure, the Kane Manor B&B. Future contestant for “best small town in America”, the town of Kane, PA is next door to the Allegheny National Forest and 15 min from Kinzua Bridge State Park. The Kane Manor will allow us to host guests and events in a 19th century mansion with outfitter services in PA’s Trail Central! We appreciate all the love and encouragement we have received since we established 8 years ago. Don’t worry, Cocoa Kayaks will continue on the Swatara Creek. Stay tuned for more on that! We would love to have you book a stay in the mountains with us in 2021!

Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey owners relaxing mid-trip down our Northern Run, Jonestown to Waterworks

09/15/2020

One of the coolest acts of kindness I've received in my Swatara creek experience was this incredible, one-of-a-kind tie-dye created for me by local tie-dye artist Tony Troxell! YES--IT IS a kayak and paddle pattern.

09/10/2020

Do-over!! Last Yoga and Kayaking event of the season Sept 14th 530-730p.

09/09/2020

Use this promo code TCI58MNC and book a trip this Friday (Sept 11) and get a 10% discount.

09/04/2020

Nothing virtual about this experience. Get outside before summer ends.

08/16/2020

Want to do something fun with that kayak you bought this summer? Do a bring your own kayak adventure with Cocoa Kayaks! We will shuttle you on any of our trips!

[07/30/20]   If you are up for a fun and different kayak adventure, check out our Full Moon Float next week!

pennlive.com 07/28/2020

Kayaking near Hershey: What to expect (and what you'll see)

Nice article from PennLive on kayaking in Harrisburg/Hershey area. https://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/2015/08/cocoa_kayaks_of_hershey.html

pennlive.com Travel columnist Jim Cheney recounts a trip kayaking on the Swatara Creek with Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey.

07/24/2020

It is going to be another hot week. Creek is running well! Come out and cool off at Cocoa Kayaks!

07/24/2020

Join us for our second Yoga and Kayaking event this summer on August 11! Register at cocoakayk.com using the "Book Now" button!

07/09/2020

Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey adds dates for Yoga and Kayaking: July 14th and August 11th! The yoga is land-based, along the creekside. Go to cocoakayak.com to book your spot.

07/08/2020

Join us for Yoga and an Evening Kayak Trip! July 14th at 6p. Book at CocoaKayak.com!

06/30/2020

Sign up for our JULY FULL MOON FLOAT (July 6th). The coolest kayak float at the hottest time of year! Sign up using the BOOK NOW! button at cocoakayak.com

06/22/2020

A little kayak and coffee in the morning! Book a morning weekday trip this summer! That is really working remotely!!

06/18/2020

Cocoa Kayak crew after Safety Training Day in style with Ellie Paisley Artwork eyenapple masks.

06/12/2020

Take Dad kayaking for Father’s Day and sleep well tonight! Gift certificates available! Cocoakayak.com

06/10/2020

Friday and Saturday 84 degrees and 0% chance of rain! Let this be you!!! Cocoakayak.com!!

06/07/2020

Want to see wildlife up close? Try our 9a morning trips. Book at cocoakayak.com

06/05/2020

Swatara Water Trail by Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey

This video's message and colorful collection is more relevant and hopeful today than five weeks ago. Watch and listen for a moment of balance in your day. Created to inspire recreational adventures in Pennsylvania. Book your trip--no experience required to float!
Uncle John's Band by the Grateful Dead performed by Lucius 2016.

05/31/2020

It is kayaking weather my friends! What are you waiting for... get out there. Book your trip at cocoakayak.com.

05/29/2020

Ladies and Gentlemen: We have launched the 2020 season! Come try the EZ dock and launch for yourself! cocoakayak.com.

05/26/2020

It is soooooo time to rent a kayak! Go to cocoakayak.com and "BOOK NOW!"

05/23/2020

We are FREE to OPEN on May 29th! Limit 25 per trip--BYOMask for shuttle ride/pre-trip instruction. Book online at https://www.cocoakayak.com/ or call 717.756.5766 HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY weekend! Oh and a few pics this week of our peeps on the creek!

05/15/2020

Mother's Day float on Swatara creek with family last Sunday. WARNING an avoidable strainer creekside left spanning 85% ~0.5 mile below Rt. 743 bridge

[05/13/20]   As the V.P. of the Swatara Watershed Association (SWA) and owner of Cocoa Kayaks, Ben Miller collaborated with the Manada Conservancy to create a Swatara Story Map for TCRPC. It contains a full spectrum of the Swatara creek--biology, history, protection and recreation. Beautiful, fun and educational! Please check it out...

05/08/2020

A moment of SUNSHINE brought to you by your local, family owned, small business, environmentally friendly, adventure facilitators COCOA KAYAKS.

05/07/2020

Swatara Creek Hershey to Susquehanna River April 2016

Cocoa Kayaks took this footage over two days in April 2016 from Boathouse Park, Hershey, PA to the Susquehanna River in Middletown, PA. Distance covered was approximately 18 miles--to document the beauty of the creek, but also help others understand where bridge construction projects were located.
*be alert to left bank portage at the dam approx. 2.5 miles downstream from Boathouse Park. Skyling Blues by Frogleg

[05/05/20]   The 32nd Annual Swatara Sojourn floats each half the creek's length (60 miles) on alternate years. The Swatara Creek receives a litter clean-up over 2-days, while participants learn the history and ecology of the watershed as they traverse its beauty.
"Something" written by George Harrison, performed by Norah Jones (pics from 28th annual)

[05/03/20]   This was Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey's first time kayaking the Quittapahilla creek, Cleona-Annville-Palmyra, PA. Cocoa Kayaks does not offer this trip to customers. The creek's narrowness, low-water, and several obstructions created challenges. We thought it would helpful for others to have a few more details, so we added helpful tips to the video.

Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey PA

We offer easy recreational kayaking with stunning natural beauty and wildlife on 45 miles of the easy, gentle Swatara creek flowing around Hershey Pennsylvania. The creek is normally 2-3’ of water, no rapids, just breathtaking views! Many bald eagle sightings! No experience required, most customers are unguided. Advance reservations are required. Online booking available, click the yellow “Book Now” button at www.cocoakayak.com . Your rental includes: kayak, paddle, life jacket, shuttle, pre-trip instruction and waterproof containers. BYOKayak is available too. Our rental operation is mobile on the 60 mile Swatara Water Trail system which provides creek access, parking and parks. We meet you exactly where you will finish your trip, then shuttle you upstream to prepared equipment, after instruction you float downstream to your car--we help you off water and you may leave immediately--no wait! Your specific trip’s meetup directions are in a confirmation email generated by our booking system once you reserve.

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Swatara Water Trail by Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey
Swatara Creek Hershey to Susquehanna River April 2016
Swatara Water Trail by Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey
Two seconds of hard paddling!
Add extra fun into your long weekend!
The mighty Swatara Creek showed her fury this week.  Our floating dock and kayak launch was raised to new heights, but (...
High Water Occurrence
First Launch of New Dock ('17)

Location

Products

Single, kids, and 2-person kayaks for rent through reservation booking. 6 years and older. We provide all equipment and shuttle. BYOKayak shuttle available.

Telephone

Address


624 Pine Rd (Unstaffed/No Mail)
Palmyra, PA
17078

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 20:00
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