Discover Whitewater Kayaking

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Harpers Ferry, WV


Seasonal; May - August: 2nd Sunday of each month

This Discover Whitewater Kayaking lesson is designed for individuals who have recreational kayaking experience or have an adventurous spirit to try whitewater kayaking!
  • Guiding outdoor enthusiasts for over 35 years
  • Led by a certified American Canoe Association instructor
  • Practice and learn river rescue techniques and other important skills
  • Paddle Class I-III whitewater, running down ledges and waves of the Shenandoah or Potomac Rivers

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This Whitewater kayaking lesson is designed for individuals who have recreational kayaking experience or have an adventurous spirit to try whitewater kayaking!

The fun does not end on this Class I-III whitewater run. You'll be paddling down the ledges and waves of a breath-taking section of the Shenandoah or Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

You'll have a 3-4 hour lesson, with both a dry land and on-water session.

The Dry Land session will cover:

  • Whitewater boats, hulls & gear
  • Entering / exiting the kayak
  • River safety and signals
The On-Water session will cover:
  • Four basic paddling strokes
  • Reading water
  • Entering / exiting currents, ferrying
  • Wet exits & self rescue

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Essential Information:
Must be 12 years of age or a minimum of 50 lbs.

Approximately 4 hours

Maximum Participants:
Classes can hold up to 30 people; however student : instructor ratio is typically 1:6

Not Allowed

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear a bathing suit or shorts; it is not recommended to wear jeans or cotton shirts. A wetsuit can be rented at time of check-in.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no exchanges or cancellations are allowed. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule in accordance with these terms will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

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  1. Who is intended to do this class?
    This class is designed for individuals who have recreational kayaking experience or have and adventurous spirit to try whitewater kayaking.
  2. What will I learn in the lesson?
    You will learn about whitewater boats, hulls & gear; entering and exiting your kayak, river safety and signals, four basic paddling strokes, reading water, entering and exiting currents, and wet exits and self rescue.
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