Guided Paddle Excursions

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Rancocas Pathways Guided Kayak Excursions comply w  USCG Regulations 33 CFR 175.15 (PFD’s) / 33 CFR 88.33 (whistles)  / 33 CFR 83.25 (vsls under oars lighting) and 33 CFR  175.110 (visual distress signals) and NJ State Marine Police regulations for boating/kayaking.  

Discover, explore and paddle down onto a great distinct, semi-wild polygon of green. Here the Rancocas Creek confluence joins together the North and the South Branch deep inside Rancocas State Park.


Rancocas Pathways kayaking and paddle excursions (2-4 hours in length) gives participants a close-up perspective on the diverse 1,200 acre tidal ecosystem of Rancocas State Park.  An exemplary semi-wild area of tidal woodlands tucked away amid heavily developed Burlington County.

Rancocas Pathways, 501c3 organization offers year-round kayak and paddle excursions on the Rancocas State Park’s, Rancocas Creek Bluewater Trail, NJ’s Finest Natural Treasure .  Come paddle down, and be  “Hidden in Plain Sight” along the Rancocas State Park Bluewater Trail.


Led by experienced guides, kayak and paddle excursions enable visitors to gain a rich, fuller understanding of this areas beautiful and ecologically diverse heritage and natural history.

Kayak excursions don’t require alot of experience, just a bit of stamina, to explore by kayak some of the things that make this place so special. Stand-out features include tidal marshes ringed by woodlands and grasslands vibrantly, alive with turtles, crawfish, diving ducks, migrating and resident songbirds, raptors, herons, egrets, Osprey, Eagles, otters, beavers, deer and more and, perhaps most important, solitude.  Paddle up to Mt. Holly and return on NJ’s only looped water trail.

General Liability and Health Release Forms

(download and bring w you on an excursion).

general release (1) – Copy

health hx

Rates: Floating Scale

$50.00  per kayak.  Includes PFD, Paddle, Instruction, Shuttle Back. Shuttle Back to Launch

Contact John Anderson, Text   609-456-9344   or  email for information:

Notes:   Excursions help pay for and cover the costs of maintaining the water trail, cover site insurance, blanket State Park Fee’s and other expenses.

Guided Paddle Excursions occur upon request.

Favorite Paddles are Mt. Holly Oxbow at High Tide – 90 minutes (box lunches provided at additional donation).

Paddling the Rancocas State Park from launch to landing is about 3 hours (box snacked lunch at additional donation).

Lumberton to Mt. Holly via Hainesport (down the South Branch to the North is about 6 hours, box snacked lunch at additonal donations).

Melpine Landing to the Confluence and Back 2 – 3 hours paddling times.

All times are at a very mellow pace. All excursions stop at way-points of interest along a paddling route. Tides permitting back channel areas will be paddled.

Gain a new view of a resource hidden from plain view, here locally on the Rancocas Creek Watershed. All donations benefit the Melpine Landing Road access enhancement project.

For further information on guided excursions contact Rancocas Pathways:

Mt. Holly Oxbow Paddle

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