Kayaking on the Delaware

Join us on the beautiful Delaware river for a guided kayak excursion with incredible views of Petty's Island and the Philadelphia skyline!

Join Us On The River!

Launching from Pyne Poynt Park in Camden, New Jersey, we explore the back channel of the Delaware River, the Petty’s Island shoreline and the lower Cooper River and learn about the plants, animals and aquatic life in the area as well as ongoing efforts to protect and preserve this amazing natural resource in the heart of Camden.

Great for first-time kayakers!

Look for upcoming events and programs on the Center for Aquatic Sciences Event Calendar, or contact us here to arrange a kayaking program for your group.

Countdown to the next paddle!


Meet Anthony! Our Community Programs Manager

Anthony Lara, a Camdenite born and raised, has seen and felt the lack of green spaces in his youth. As a Camden Academy Charter High School student, he was introduced to the Center for Aquatic Sciences via their ROV after school program. With this opportunity he saw that were many organizations in Camden that tried to reconnect the residents with the river, and build a safe space for us to use the new parks. Graduating from Camden Academy Charter High School in 2016, he ventured off to College and received his B.S. in Applied Physics from Stockton University. 
Returning home in 2021, he rekindled his connection with the Center for Aquatic Sciences and became an Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow. That summer, he helped build the kayaking program to what it is today. Since then, he has taken over 1,000 individuals onto the back channel of the Delaware River and its tributaries and has become the Assistant Manager of Community Programs for the Center. 
Anthony has used his knowledge of kayaking and the environment to ensure that everyone has a fun, engaging experience. Anthony also understands that on-water safety is paramount to the programs and has Level 2 Kayak Instructor Certification from the American Canoe Association, DAN CRP and First Aid Certifications, as well as a Solo Certificate in Wilderness First Aid. 
From seeing a bald eagle fly overhead to hearing new kayakers laugh at learning to paddle in tandem, Anthony enjoys sharing his love of the river and its hidden treasures with everyone. Will you be his next guest on the river?

All kayaks are doubles and hold 2 people. 
Excursions are limited to 10 kayaks/20 people.
Participants must be at least 10 years old and 50 lbs. to kayak.
Children under 18 years old must paddle with an adult in the kayak. 
Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and sunscreen and be prepared for wet feet!