Kayak the Potomac

From: $95   


Potomac, MD


April - September:
Select Saturdays - 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM
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Enjoy a 4-hour guided kayak lesson and trip as you explore the Potomac River!
  • The first kayak school in the nation to be both an American Canoe Association (ACA) Pro School and a British Canoe Union (BCU) Endorsed Center
  • No kayaking experience necessary
  • Paddle by wildlife such as heron, kingfisher, turtles and more
  • Great experience for families and anyone looking to spend a relaxing day on the water!

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Learn to Kayak the Potomac River on this 4-hour excursion with an experienced guide!

This trip is designed for beginners and will provide you will full instruction to safely navigate your flat-water kayak through calm waters.

In addition to discovering the flora and fauna of this local treasure, you will learn the history of the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal. Catch a glimpse of heron, kingfisher, white-tailed deer and painted turtles as you learn about the many wild inhabitants of the river ecosystem.

Spend a morning or afternoon exploring the Potomac River for spectacular views as you learn to kayak!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 10 years old and 90 pounds
  • Includes kayak, paddle and PFD
  • Participants can expect moderate exercise throughout the trip including minor assisted portage of a 35 pound kayak
  • Recommended to bring a light, waterproof snack (e.g. a protein or granola bar) and bottle of water
  • No kayak experience necessary

4 hours

Maximum Participants:
Up to 14 people per group

This experience is only for booked participants.

Weather Dependent:
This experience runs rain or shine. In the event your experience is canceled due to extreme inclement weather you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
It is recommended to wear synthetic under-layers, a bathing suit and closed-toe shoes. Cotton clothes are not recommended as they hold and retain water. Don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!

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 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. What is included?
    This Kayak the Potomac experience includes akayak, paddle and personal flotation device (PFD).
  2. What should I bring?
    It is recommended to bring a light, waterproof snack (e.g. a protein or granola bar) and bottle of water. Don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
  3. Are there any age requirements?
    Participants must be at least 10 years of age and 90 pounds. Please note, this experience is geared towards adults.

Customer Reviews:

  • Kayak the Potomac

  • June 02, 2015

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"We had a great time on this trip. The duration and level of difficulty were perfect and the guides could not have been nicer. A great trip -- we'll do others!"