Our professional instructors and guides will teach you all about flatwater kayaks, how to paddle with correct technique. From our kayaks you will experience truly unique views of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the Tidal Basin and many other significant historical points of interest. No crowds out here! We will interpret the history behind those beautiful monuments and bridges as we paddle. You'll also learn the rich history of the Georgetown area, as we circumnavigate Washington Island (tide dependent). Catch a glimpse of heron, kingfisher, see and learn about the many other aspects of our river ecosystem. All equipment is included! See below for details.
And don't worry: if the trip ends and you find yourself wishing you'd signed up for the entire package, we make it easy to upgrade. See Flatwater Membership Package Upgrade for details.
Enjoy a four-hour guided trip of one of the most scenic sections of the Potomac River. All our beginner trips are specifically designed for people with limited paddling experience (calm water, stable kayaks, friendly instruction).
2021 Dates (Choose one):
Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device
Location (link) : Columbia Island Marina
Time : 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM
Duration : 4 hours
DC Monument Tour
"I just went for the monument tour this sunday. I cannot tell you how lovely it was. I am actually writing this e mail to tell you it was Tom and David , the instructors that made this tour so enjoyable. They are both very spirited , pleasant and very well informed. Thank you again for a lovely well arranged morning on the potomac."
Potomac Paddlesports is proud to be an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School.