Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey

Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey


It's time to start dreaming of those kayak trips on the Swatara Creek! We're offering various dates through Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey which include instruction and all equipment!

As part of the Park Rx program, these trips are subsidized by our sponsor Highmark.

Learn more & Register!

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A group of 10 friends of the Conservancy enjoyed some time paddling on the Swatara Creek last week during the cooler part of the day. We saw lots of herons, egrets, wildflowers, and a few box turtles while appreciating the peacefulness of this local treasure. Thanks to Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey for providing the logistics for this event! (And thanks to Rich Zaino for the photos!)
Union Canal Tour was excellent. Cocoa Kayaks still providing a fun, safe experience on the water. 5 stars.
Another incredible Union Canal Tunnel float with Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey.
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.
How do you like to cool off on a hot summer day? Join us for a kayak float on the Swatara Creek on August 12! Thanks to our partnership with Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey, you can enjoy a summer morning on the water looking for herons, eagles, turtles, and wildflowers along the banks of this treasured waterway. Details, payment, and registration are available at Space is limited!
Great trip today, thanks for the send off Mike! Peaceful gentle current made for a nice day on the water!
Happy Arbor Day! Planting 250 trees goes by like a breeze when you have amazing volunteers! Shout out to our friends that joined us last week at East Hanover Township Park and Recreation - Dauphin County, PA's new Nature Park from Tröegs Independent Brewing, Swatara Water Trail, Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey, and Penn State Extension - Greening the Lower Susquehanna!
The Conservancy Board celebrated the beginning of Fall with a paddle on the Swatara Creek. It was a beautiful day of building community, appreciating nature and invigorating our spirits. Being in nature reminds us of the important work at hand. Preserving waterways, watersheds, conservation lands and wildlife habitat. We are proud of our work and invite others to join us! Thanks to Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey for creating a great experience for us!
Kona says thank you for letting me ride in one of your kayaks! We all had a blast. 💕
A couple weeks ago, 25 people joined us on a kayak float on the Swatara Creek, thanks to our partnership with Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey. We saw a bald eagle, herons, great egrets, and other wildlife as we enjoyed a relaxing trip on this local treasure. Here are some photos taken by Rich Zaino. We hope you can join us for a future float!
We enjoyed our kayak ride on the Swatara this morning! Thanks Cocoa Kayak... great time!

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

Operating as usual

Photos from Dauphin County Parks & Recreation's post 03/12/2022

Photos from Dauphin County Parks & Recreation's post


Excited and blessed to have added NEW boats to our fleet!!! Thank you Tussey Mountain Outfitters!

Photos from Valley Road Cornhole Association's post 02/08/2022

Photos from Valley Road Cornhole Association's post


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Timeline photos 10/27/2021

Cheers to a great 2021 season! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us this year!! We’ll see you on the water in the spring!!

Mike & Ashley 🤙🏼


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 to book now!

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


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


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.


We've begun renting for our 9th season! 7 days a week including Mother's Day! "Book Now" online at 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 ...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!


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


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.


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


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


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


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!


If you are up for a fun and different kayak adventure, check out our Full Moon Float next week! 07/28/2020

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

Nice article from PennLive on kayaking in Harrisburg/Hershey area. Travel columnist Jim Cheney recounts a trip kayaking on the Swatara Creek with Cocoa Kayaks of Hershey.


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


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


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 to book your spot.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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

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 . 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)



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



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

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 9am - 8pm

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