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Great place right on the river. If you are planning to go on the weekend and will be renting a kayak, PFD, or both, then I strongly recommend making a reservation ahead of time. We planned for 12:00 on Sunday and I think everyone had...More
We were there Sat of Father's Day Weekend, without reservations. Very dumb on our part, but they were able to pull it off. The owners are very organized and friendly. We set off for 2 hrs, which was about the limit for us (have only...More
What a gem! Great location on the Susquehanna, awesome proprietors and sales people and excellent pricing. Rented kayaks for a paddle with our grandkids and had a great time. If there was a B&B we'd be there more often.
Been there 4 times now every time has been amazing stayed until sunset took pictures with my Pentax K5 & KR
We always check the weather before we go on the water and check the wind speed.
the owners are super nice, employees are friendly!...More
Make Shanks Mare a destination, or visit it while on an outing down to the river. Either way, enjoy their historic old building and sit in a rocker on the long porch looking at the river.
Steve and Liz have had their store for over...More
We recently participated in the Paddle and Dinner event. Two of us had kayaked before but it had been a while and the third person in our party had never kayaked. The event leaders were very patient and did a quick lesson for the beginners....More
Enjoyable kayak ride for $26, lasted around 2 hr, safe traveling on the Susquehanna along the shoreline, beautiful scenery & good place for a rookie's (like me) first kayak experience. Nice gift shop and I heard the snack bar/cafe is nice. Nice laid back staff...More
The best outfitters ever. Family owned and operated, and they make everyone else feel like family, and treat them like family. Year-round events. Kayak excursions, live music on the beautiful front porch with one of the most scenic views of the Susquehanna. Lock 2 Cafe...More