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- $25 for one river tour at Riley's Lock for one child ($40 value)
- $59 for one river tour at Riley's Lock for one adult ($100 value)
Participants explore the Potomac River in a standup paddle board, canoe, or kayak during a three-hour tour. Guides enlighten guests with historical and cultural facts while pointing out a wide variety of wildlife, including turtles, egrets, and blue herons, as well as an occasional bald eagle. Guests should bring lightweight clothes that can get wet (including closed toe shoes that will stay on feet, no flip-flops or similar shoes), a filled water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray. Bathing suits and binoculars are optional, and guests should not bring or wear any items that cannot get wet. Available trip dates include May 17, June 14, July 12, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 20, and October 4. Morning trips start at 9 a.m., and afternoon trips start at 2 p.m.
Staff Size: 2–4 people
Average Duration of Services: 3–4 hours
Pro Tip: Come ready for adventure and fun. Make sure you bring clothes that you don't mind getting wet.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: River Tours
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
With a name that means "where the paths cross," it's no surprise that Calleva is dedicated to bringing people of all ages and from all walks of life together to appreciate the outdoors. The certified MAEOE environmental center helps its guests dive into the heart of the wilderness right outside D.C. and raise awareness about its delicate ecosystems. In doing so, it encourages others to cooperate and take risks while stepping out of their comfort zones, like baby birds leaving the nest to start their own nest-building business.
To facilitate these efforts, a team of ACA-certified guides helms seasonal outdoor-adventure and educational programs. In warm weather, activities might include kayaking and canoeing down winding stretches of the Potomac River or paddling to a private island filled with ropes-challenge courses and other obstacles. Fishing and ecological-study programs present even more varied ways to explore the water. Other adventures include the year-round, such as backpacking; the cold weather, such as caving; and the whimsical, such as the annual haunted forest where ghosts and ghouls mingle under a zip-line course.
“Great fun. Great instructors. ”
“Calleva River tour with Steveo was awesome! So much fun. Highly recommend.”
“Calleva was an amazing family day in nature. I highly recommed it. Kids, ages 8 and 3, had an unforgettable time!”
13015 Riley's Lock Rd.
Poolesville, MD 20837