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 eagles, herons, kingfisher, white-tailed deer, and painted turtles, and see and learn about the many other wild inhabitants 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 a serene and scenic section of the Potomac River on our signature trip. All our beginner trips are specifically designed for people with limited to no paddling experience (calm water, stable kayaks, friendly instruction).
2022 Dates (All dates currently have availability):
Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device
Location (link) : Pennyfield Lock, Potomac, MD
Time : 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM (select dates only)
Duration : 4 hours
Discover the Potomac
"I thought the Discover the Potomac trip was terrific. I think you did an excellent job putting everyone at ease and ensuring that everyone had a good time. I definitely learned quite a bit about setting the footrests, getting in and out of the boat, better paddling and planning an excursion. I will be looking into additional trips (maybe lessons!) in the future and will not hesitate to recommend Potomac Paddlesports to friends! Thanks for a great day on the river."
Potomac Paddlesports is proud to be an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School.