Based out of Shawnee Pennsylvania, Delaware River Outfiters specializes in fishing and exploring the Delaware River via shallow draft jet boat in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This stretch of water, also known as the Middle Delaware, is unique to its upper and lower counterparts.
For nearly 40 miles the protected shorelines are as they have been for generations, uninhabited and untamed. Our trips have amazing scenery, abundant wildlife, world class fishing opportunities, and can be tailored to meet your needs.
Areas of Service and Expertise
Because of the unique hull and prop-free propulsion, we can run in extremely shallow water and reach areas of the river few others can. Fishing and exploring will be done on the main stretch of the Middle Delaware River, from the Delaware Water Gap north.
All trips depart from Smithfield Beach (River Road) or Bushkill Boat Launch (route 209) unless otherwise noted. Both river access points have parking fees charged by the DWGNRA at time of entrance ($7.00 per vehicle on a weekday, $10.00 per vehicle on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday).
Types of Experiences and Trips Provided
Rates are for two guests, additional guests will be $50 per person;
Evening Trip - $225
Come see the river at its best. The evenings on the Delaware are peaceful, the fishing is prime and the sunsets are breathtaking. Mid-week you’ll think you are the only person out there…A cooler with ice and soft drinks will be provided. Departures times vary seasonally but expect to be at the launch by 4:30pm and return around dusk
Rise and Shine - $210
Have a full day of Pocono adventure planned with the family but a few of you would like to start the day by wetting a line? Come get after the morning bite! We will meet at the launch at daybreak and fish for the first three hours of sunshine with just enough time to get you back for breakfast.
Half Day Exploration - $265
Let’s explore! Whether it’s a long boat ride, an eagle spotting adventure, or ride to a conflux and a hike up a steam. We have access to areas un-reachable by conventional means so let’s see what’s out there! A cooler with ice and soft drinks will be provided
*Full day excursions are customizable and available upon request. During the right water levels full day trips can expect a full tour of the river from the route 80 bridge to the route 84 bridge and back, covering almost 90 miles of breath taking views, backwater exploration, and lots of eagle sightings (14 in one trip last season). It is a full day,
Smithfield boat launch has handicap accessible features.