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Sunset on the Schuylkill: Evening Guided Kayak Tour

Experience the warm glow of the setting summer sun on the tranquil Schuylkill River


Thursday, August 12, 2021


6:45pm - 8:30pm


Hidden River Outfitters
Walnut Street and Schuylkill River Trail
Philadelphia, 19106

Experience the warm glow of the setting summer sun on the tranquil Schuylkill River. Join us for an evening guided kayak tour of the Schuylkill River below the dam (falls at Water Works ). Kayaking on the tidal Schuylkill offers a whole new perspective on our city and its water source. 

Tour departs from the Walnut Street dock along the Schuylkill River Trail and heads upriver to the Fairmount Waterworks, where you’ll experience a rarely seen perspective of these historic structures from the water below. You’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the Art Museum and the city skyline! Experienced kayak guides will share plenty of interesting info along the way.

No gear or kayaking experience necessary- kayaking equipment and instruction provided by Hidden River Outfitters. 


– Moderate exertion level.
– All tours begin with a brief safety talk and on-shore kayaking lesson.
– Not recommended for ages under 12 (single) or 8 (double).
– Parental consent required for 18 and under.
– Please dress according to weather conditions.
– Bring water and a snack
– Bring bug spray and sunscreen 
-There are nearby bathrooms (port-a-potties) 

CAP / COVID PROTOCOL: COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:

-This event has limited capacity. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
-Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event.
-Please bring a mask. We encourage you to wear it if you’re in proximity to others.
-If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home.

POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION POLICY: This event will take place in light rain. In the event of heavy rain or other severe conditions, the event will be cancelled and attendees are eligible for a full refund.

PRESENTER BIO: Jason Mifflin has owned and operated Hidden River Outfitters since June, 2010. From homemade rafts to sea kayaks, Jason loves to be on the water in anything that floats. He spent much of his life paddling a canoe until he discovered kayaking about fourteen years ago. He appreciates both whitewater and flatwater kayaking for their respective exhilarating and relaxing qualities. Jason enjoys sharing his passion of being outdoors with others and reconnecting people with the rivers they often appreciate but never experience. Jason loves to get folks out on the water, regardless of their experience and expose them to paddling. Also, as a native of Philadelphia, he enjoys recounting the history and function of many of the areas that we encounter on our tours.