Family Owned Since 1955


It all began over 60 years ago in 1955 when Bob Lander, a young boy from Brooklyn, fell in love with the Delaware River. A New York City boy, Bob, used to travel to Ten Mile River Scout Camp in the summer, first as a scout and second as a summer employee.  Bob became an electrician in Brooklyn and kept dreaming of the times he had spent on the Delaware River.  Finally in 1955 Bob decided that it was time to make his vision a reality.  Bob and his wife, Joan, decided to buy Ten Mile River Motel, an oversized bungalow and turn it into a rustic lodge complete with a pool.  Bob purchased just ten canoes and began renting them on the Delaware River.  He named his new canoe business, Bob Lander’s Canoes. 

Bob and Joan started a family and it wasn’t long before they had incorporated kayaking, rafting, and camping into their business.  Just before Bob passed away from leukemia in 1983 he changed the name of his river business to Lander’s River Trips wanting his vision to continue with his son, Rick.  Today, Rick Lander and his wife, Lisa, keep the family tradition going with their four children, Heather, Sarah, Alex, and Richard.  Rick and Lisa have grown Lander’s River Trips to encompass more than 70 miles on the river stretching from Hancock to Port Jervis.  They have eight launch sites, three campgrounds, a restaurant, and gas station.

Bob Lander celebrating 25 years 

The Lander Family serves all types of adventure-seekers from rapid runners to fisherman from April through Columbus Day.  Rick and Lisa both agree that their biggest success and the reason they excel is their employees.  They employ upwards of 100 employees each summer and their employees are the reason their guests come back year after year, generation after generation. 

Rick and Lisa want all their guests to love the river as they do, and escape their every day lives as Bob Lander did venturing to fall in love with the Delaware River!

  Bob Lander at Ten Miles River Scout Camp


"The Delaware River is a protected treasure, flowing through the foothills of the Catskill and Pocono Mountains. Whether you're canoeing, rafting, kayaking, or camping on the Delaware, you'll enjoy the serenity of this beautiful area and may even catch sight of one of the many nesting pairs of Bald Eagles."

-Rick Lander