One, Two, or Six Groupons, Each Good for a Whitewater-Rafting Trip from Potomac Paddlesports (Half Off)

Great Falls National Park

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Even though water covers most of the earth's surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they're sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $62 for a four-hour whitewater-rafting trip through Mather Gorge (a $125 value)
  • $124 for two Groupons, each good for a four-hour whitewater-rafting trip through Mather Gorge (a $250 total value)
  • $372 for six Groupons, each good for a four-hour whitewater-rafting trip through Mather Gorge (a $750 total value)

The team of experienced paddlers escorts wave riders on a four-hour whitewater-rafting trip that winds through Mather Gorge. After a raft-safety orientation, paddlers navigate their aquatic steeds over Class II and Class III rapids, and then lie back during calm stretches of the river as the guides spout information about the natural and historical significance of the area. Towering cliffs leaning over the Potomac provide a scenic backdrop for spotting wildlife or paddling until your arms are strong enough to ride a bike with no feet. A light breakfast or lunch is included in the tour, but visitors should click here for a complete list of items to bring along.

Potomac Paddlesports

At Potomac Paddlesports, the first professional paddlesports school to be endorsed by the American Canoe Association, the team of American Canoe Association– and British Canoe Union–certified instructors patiently lead students through a methodical progression of flat-water paddling skills. The classes cover a variety of watersports, including whitewater rafting, river and sea kayaking, and standup paddling. The small-group classes are designed to keep students engaged, and longer trips down the Potomac challenge their skills with powerful rapids surrounded by lush scenery, interspersed with rare glimpses of bears putting on their bear suits. Outside of class, students can bond with fellow paddlers during weekly sushi meals and occasional movie nights. Further demonstrating their dedication to bodies of water, Potomac Paddlesports works to preserve the nation’s rivers, estuaries, and oceans, sharing this passion with its members through advocacy and donations to conservation programs.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great day down the river, skilled and knowledgable leads. ”

  • “Suggs and Frank were humorous yet professional instructors that made for an enjoyable time during which I was receptive to the lessons being taught. Appropriate...”

    “Suggs and Frank were humorous yet professional instructors that made for an enjoyable time during which I was receptive to the lessons being taught. Appropriate amount of time and attention was provided to learning and performing each skill which gave each participant a sense of confidence. Thanks for the opportunity.”

  • “I had such a great time learning about a new sport. The instructors were really friendly and enthusiastic!”


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    Great Falls National Park

    11710 MacArthur Boulevard

    Potomac, Maryland 20854

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In a Nutshell

Certified guides lead wave riders along 4-hour scenic tours through Mather Gorge, navigating Class II and III rapids with included equipment

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 31st, 2014. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required, subject to availability, subject to environmental conditions and river levels. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to price of Groupon may apply. Paddlers must be between 90–275 lbs. Must sign waiver. $5 park entrance fees not included in price. Additional dates for groups of 12 or more available by appointment. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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