Frequently Asked Questions
is the Brandywine River like?
The Brandywine River is a class 1 waterway. What that means is that the water
is very calm, slow, and meandering. There are light rapids through out the trip but, overall, the Brandywine is a nice easy paced river perfect
for novices or a relaxing ride for the more experienced person. The average depth of the Brandywine is about 3 feet. But ranges
from a few inches to 6 feet depending where you are. In most cases if you flip you can stand up afterwards.
of the water is dependent on the amount of precipitation the area has had.
Can I bring my
own canoe or kayak?
Yes you can. For $40 we will transport your privately owned craft to or
from any of our destinations. Reservations are preferred to help us prepare the days schedule and if you lack essential equipment
(IE: Lifejackets) you can use one of ours with a 20-dollar deposit.
Are there Guides for
No, we do not send guides out with you during your trip. Our trained staff will explain the course
of the waterway for you and point out key features along the course of your trip. We’ll even give you a basic canoeing
course before sending you on your way. Once you set out, you are on your own to enjoy the beauty of the river valley at
your own pace.
Is the water wet?
You would be surprised how many times
we are asked that question.
The answer is: Yes, the water is wet.
It is also a natural waterway, which means
when the water contacts dirt you get mud. Nice gushy mud that likes to slink between your toes. There are also rocks and trees
along the way. And because it is a natural waterway you will most likely come into contact with some wildlife. From fish to
deer, turtles to birds, the animals are out there. Enjoy the sight of them as you float along. Just remember respect the wildlife
and the wildlife will respect you.
we bring food and drinks out on the trips?
Yes, you are more then welcome to bring food, snacks, and beverages
with you on your trip. Small coolers (6 quarts) are the recommended size. Larger coolers are prohibited as they unbalance
the watercraft and cause saftey issues.
All litter must be kept with you throughout the trip and can be disposed at
Alcohol is not permitted on trips and will not be tolerated on the company property. Pennsylvania law
prohibits watercraft operation while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Alcohol and controlled substances
are strictly prohibited in our parking lot, picnic areas and watercrafts.
our dog come with us?
Yes, pets are welcome to join you on your trip down the Brandywine. You must be able
to keep positive control on your pet. There are sections of the trips that go through wildlife preserves and the park rangers
do not take kindly to having their wildlife being chased. Also keep in mind that your trip is transported in vehicles meant
to carry several groups at once. Your pet needs to be able to get along with other people and animals.
you sell canoes?
Yes, we normally sell a portion of our fleet at the end of each season. The price varies, depending on the condition of the canoe you wish to purchase.
TIPS for a GOOD TRIP
should take a shorter trip and should not take small children on their first time out.
You should always wear footwear
and bring a dry change of clothing.
Bring along a thirst-quenching drink.
Carry food and belongings in a watertight
container secured to the canoe.
Be courteous to others along the waterway.
Protect yourself from the sun.
straps for glasses.
Lock valuables in the car, including electronic devices, as they mix poorly with water.
Never use drugs
or alcoholic beverages on the waterway.
Respect the neighbors; stay off private property. All banks along the Brandywine
Wear your life jacket at all times.
Do not litter.
Enjoy nature, but leave it behind.
not leave canoes or equipment unattended.
Obey age limits and canoe capacity.
No large coolers.
Stop at your scheduled destination, and please don't be extremely late!