Float-In @ Nanticoke Riverfest

Sponsored by First State OMS, Service Tire Truck Center, Lambden Bus Service, & the Bressler Family

This event is the cornerstone of the annual Nanticoke Riverfest. It is a tradition for some so you are encouraged to come out and make it yours too! This year's float will begin at 2 p.m.  The launch site is at First State OMS on Riverside Drive adjacent to southbound Route 13 across from Seaford Ice Plant. Registration will begin on site at 2 p.m.  Shuttle service will be available from Water Street to the launch site starting at 2 p.m. 

There is no return-shuttle service for cars left at the launch site. Floaters are encouraged to park downtown and take advantage of the pre-float shuttle service.

All floaters under the age of 16 must wear a life jacket.  The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department have coordinated divers and boats in the water for safety. A limited number of tubes and lifejackets will be on sale the day of the float-in. The cost of the float-in is $2 per person. The take-out point will be the canoe launch near Water Street. Come join the fun and bring your most creative floatation device for this event!

Tricks of the Trade

  • Bring exact change. The cost to float is $2. No credit/debit cards or personal checks will be accepted. Please bring cash only.
  • Register early and bring your own floating device. A limited number of tubes will be available for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis. Service Tire Truck Center will also be on hand to inflate bought and brought tubes. Cost is $20 for single tubes and $25 for doubles – (CASH ONLY)
  • Children under the age of 16 must have a life jacket. ID’s will be checked. If a child’s age is in question and does not have ID, they will not be able to participate without a life jacket. A limited number of life jackets will be available for sale for $10 - (CASH ONLY) on a first-come, first-serve basis but participants are encouraged to bring their own.
  • Wear a pair of shoes (water shoes are best) that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen.
  • Let the current carry you – take your time and actually enjoy the float.
  • Drink lots of water before you start if it’s a hot day.
  • Should you leave your car at the launch site, you must have your own transportation back to the launch site after the float.