Discover the Potomac Beginner River Tour On Calm Water - Bring Binoculars!


Our professional instructors and guides will teach your beginner or experienced group 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. Individuals in your group who don't want to kayak can walk the adjacent Canal towpath for great bird and turtle spotting. We can also make some great lunch or dinner stop suggestions!

Group Discover the Potomac River Tour

Enjoy a three-hour guided trip of a serene and scenic section of the Potomac River on our signature trip. This trip offers your group of 8-30 people a "quick start" kayak lesson for beginners and the opportunity to learn about the flora, fauna, and significant history of the Potomac River ecosystem. All our beginner trips are specifically designed for people with limited to no paddling experience (calm water, stable kayaks, friendly instruction).

2024 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, Potomac, MD

Time : AM or PM

Duration : 3 hours

Cost : $85 per person.

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