Beginner-Friendly Group Flatwater Kayak C&O Canal Tour


"Serenity." That's how one recent guest described this group kayak tour. Our professional instructors and guides will teach your group 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 heron, kingfisher, white-tailed deer, and painted turtles, and see and learn about the many other wild inhabitants of the riparian ecosystem - all at a leisurely pace. Equipment is included in our special weekday rate for groups of 10-50 individuals. Connect with the historic Old Angler's Inn for lunch or dinner and also a wooded conference and lodging event center at Bolger Center for your event needs.

Beginner-Friendly Group Flatwater Kayak C&O Canal Tour

Our spectacular 3-hour beginner flatwater kayak canal tour takes place on the Widewater section of the C&O Canal in Potomac, MD. Located just minutes from Washington DC and literally across the street from a historic inn for lunch or dinner and a short drive from a full-service conference and event center for your event needs, this trip offers your group of 10-50 people a "quick start" kayak lesson for beginners and the opportunity to learn about the flora, fauna, and significant history of the C&O Canal on a leisurely tour of this scenic flat water area that's teaming with wildlife. All paddling equipment is provided on site, and the trip's proximity to the inn and conference center makes for a totally walkable, all-inclusive retreat for your team!

2021 Dates (Choose any weekday):

  • May: Monday - Friday
  • June: Monday - Friday
  • July: Monday - Friday
  • August: Monday - Friday
  • September: Monday - Friday
  • October: Monday - Friday

Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device

Location (link) : Pennyfield Lock Area of C&O Canal National Park, Potomac, MD

Time : 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM (Reserve with deposit.)

Duration : 3 hours

Cost / Payment : $75 per person. Pay balance via check within 5 days of reservation deposit and save 10%.

Conference Center and Lodging : Bolger Center

Lunch and Dinner Venue : Old Angler's Inn

Guest Feedback

"I thought the 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!"

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