Our three-hour kayak and stand up paddle happy hours allow you to sample three types of kayaking - whitewater, flatwater, or touring, and stand up paddlboarding. Mingle with fellow new paddlers after the paddle at Potomac Pizza. Food and transportation included in price. Come back as often as you like and bring a friend!
A quality, fun-filled learning environment, including:
1. Boat or board rental plus paddle, pfd, etc.
2. Beginner-friendly ACA instruction
3. Dinner and drinks at Potomac Pizza
4. Round trip bus ride from Friendship Heights Metro
5. Special pricing for upgrading to our lesson packages
The freshwater section of the Potomac near Washington DC is a paddlers paradise with abundand paddling for all interests - from class II/III whitewater to calm and scenic stretches. Potomac Paddlesports is the DC Metro area's premier paddlesports outfitter, offering comprehensive programs, retail stores, and the best instructors. We'll pick you up at the Friendship Heights metro stop at 5:30 and bring you to the most popular paddlers put in at Anger's in Potomac, Maryland. After a two-hour paddle, we'll head over to Potomac Pizza for pizza, pitchers, and socializing, and then board the bus back to friendship heights. It's a great way to figure out what type of paddler you are and what to do next!
How to Schedule Your Classes
Select the quantity of participants you want to register for a particular trip or class and click "purchase and enroll."
On the next screen enter your registration information. Review your order and click "Charge Credit Card" if everything looks okay. This creates a credit for you in our system. Your payment will be processed and you will be sent an email with your login information.
You should now have received 2 emails from us. Read the first email, "Potomac Paddlesports Account," and write down your username and password.
Using your username and password, log in to the website. You will be taken to your account page. In the "Schedule-at-a-Glance" window, click "Schedule My Trips/Classes".
On the scheduling tool page, under "Available," choose from among the available dates for your event. Doing so will add you to the roster for that trip or class. You must cancel or reschedule at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to the event or you will forfeit the trip or class.
Once you schedule yourself for a class, you will get a third email from us ("IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION"). This email contains a link to a PDF packet of information: Directions, list of equipment, waiver and medical form. Print out this packet and review it prior to your event.
If you registered more than one participant, forward the second email ("Purchase Confirmation/Gift Codes") to the other participant(s). This email contains a GIFT CODE and instructions. They MUST follow the instructions in this email and complete Steps 3 - 6 themselves.
Are you thoroughly confused? No problem. We're here to help! Give us a call and we can walk you through the process and answer any questions you have--the old fashioned way!
Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Happy Hours
June 24, 28
July 1,5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
August 5, 9, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
September 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Bus Boarding Time
: 5:30 PM
: Friendship Heights Metro Station
: No experience required
Awards & Accreditations
Potomac Paddlesports is proud to be an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School.
A percentage of all sales from our stand up paddle program goes to support the Washington, DC chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
Potomac Paddlesports teaches and practices Leave No Trace ethics in all our programs.
Below are some products that we frequently recommend to our beginning whitewater students. Have a look, and if there's anything else you need to make sure you're ready for your sessions on the water, we've got a ton of gear over in our online store! Check it out!