If you're new to kayaking or just want a low-key outdoor experience, join us on our five popular flatwater trips! Each trip is geared towards beginners, includes equipment and instruction, and is focused on enjoying nature from a unique vantage point. These are stable kayaks! Read on for trip descriptions.
Our Flatwater Membership is a neat bundle of five fun trips that have been specifically designed for people with limited paddling experience (calm water, stable kayaks, friendly instruction). The Flatwater Membership includes the five guided trips listed below. All trips include free equipment rentals and a quick-start lesson! Get an introduction to kayaking and see bald eagles, great blue herons, wild turkeys, owls, deers, beavers, rays, and more! All trips are run by a professional instructor. Scheduling is flexible over a two-year period.
Enjoy a four-hour guided trip of a serene and scenic section of the Potomac River on our signature trip. Our professional instructors and guides will teach you all about flatwater kayaks, how to paddle with correct technique, and will help you discover the flora and fauna of our local treasure. You'll also learn the rich history of the C&O Canal. Catch a glimpse of heron, kingfisher, white-tailed deer, and painted turtles, and see and learn about the many other wild inhabitants of our river ecosystem.
Enjoy a three-hour breathtaking trip at the beautiful Riley's Lock area of the Potomac in Darnestown, MD. We'll listen intently for evening sounds such as owls, bull frogs, and many other creatures of the night. These trips are offered on evenings when the moon is full or nearly full. Experiencing a moonrise from a kayak will take your breath away!
Join us as we go on a four-hour kayak safari in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge! Located in Cambridge Maryland, the refuge supports over 60 species of birds, including a large Bald Eagle population and 13 species of waterfowl! Blackwater is only a two-hour drive from the metro area. Come experience the beauty of this national treasure in a kayak! Bald eagle sightings are guaranteed! Bring your binoculars!
See the Fall foliage change from a most unique perspective: on the water! Witness the splendor and pageantry of fall as the trees provide a vivid display of color and light reflected on the water's surface. Bring a thermos of hot spiced cider and a waterproof camera on this scenic four-hour trip!
Join us for a relaxing four hour trip on the Potomac River in Washington DC. On this trip you will experience truly unique views of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the Tidal Basin and many other significant historical points of interest.
Our Upgrade to Flatwater Membership Package is a for individuals that have gone on one of our trips and would like to do the rest. This neat bundle of four of the five trips listed above. All trips include free equipment rentals and a quick-start lesson! Get an introduction to kayaking and see bald eagles, great blue herons, wild turkeys, owls, deers, beavers, rays, and more! All trips are run by a professional instructor. Scheduling is flexible over a two-year period.
A percentage of all sales from our flatwater kayak program goes to support the Potomac Riverkeeper.
Below are some products that we frequently recom-mend to our flatwater tour guests. Have a look, and if there's any-thing else you need to make sure you're ready for your session on the water, we've got a ton of gear over in our online store! Check it out!