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Rich Port Adventure Company gets you outside

Rich Port Adventure Company, based in Muncy, is a mobile outfitter that offers convenient services for outdoor adventures.

The company, owned by Orlando Rodriguez, of Muncy, began in 2022 as a kayak rental.

The company has continued to expand, now offering kayaking, paddle boarding, kayak fishing, tubing, mountain biking, hiking shuttles and electric bikes. There are rentals and guided tours available.

The company also offers its own unique line of stand-up paddle boards, becoming Pennsylvania’s first and only paddle board brand.

“It’s been awesome. There’s so much out here. The Pennsylvania Wilds has the biggest piece of public land between New York and Chicago. We have such massive outdoor recreational spaces. There’s beautiful lakes and rivers. So that’s what kind of inspired me to do it. Let’s give (people) something to do,” said Orlando Rodriguez, owner of Rich Port Adventure Company.

They have also expanded with more available pick up and drop off points — now having locations in Williamsport, Watsontown, Muncy and Hillsgrove.

Rodriguez first got the idea for a rental service in 2020, when outdoor equipment and services became more in demand.

“There’s definitely been a push for people getting outdoors and outdoor recreation. Also for supporting local businesses instead of going into these big chain stores. We’ve seen a lot of the support locally. The community has been really excited about what we’re doing,” Rodriguez said.

Rich Port Adventure Company is opening a store next month in Watsontown — Their first location that will include a variety of outdoor gear accessories.

“We will be bringing in more outdoor products. We’re going to be getting into hiking, camping. More of the accessories for cycling and kayaking, outdoor apparel, things like that — The essentials,” Rodriguez said.

The store will be located above TK Tackle in Watsontown.

On June 18, Rich Port Adventure Company will be teaming up with TK Tackle and UPMC to host the first annual River Fest. The family-friendly event will have a youth kayak clinic, kayak races for adults and a variety of other events.

“We’re going to have it from 10 in the morning to 11 o’clock at night. We will have a youth kayak clinic at 10 a.m. It’s going to be from 10 a.m. to noon. We will have kids seven and up, teach them water safety, give them a little rundown on technique and then do a little tour on the river,” Rodriguez said.

There will also be over 40 vendors, food, a corn hole tournament, live music and a Little Miss River Fest pageant.

To get pre-registered for the youth kayak clinic or sign up for the kayak races, visit Rich Port Adventure Company on Facebook.

Rodriguez can also be reached at rpkayakrentals@gmail.com or 570-692-2537.

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