Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet's surface, and 0% of the R & B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with today’s Groupon: for $62, you get a four-hour whitewater-rafting trip through Mather Gorge with Potomac Paddlesports (a $125 value). A $4 park-entrance fee is not included in today's Groupon.
The team of American Canoe Association–certified and experienced paddlers at Potomac Paddlesports bring wave riders on four-hour aquatic adventures that meander through Mather Gorge. After a raft-safety orientation, tourers paddle on aquatic steeds over Class II and Class III rapids, then lay back during flat sections of the river as experienced guides spout information about the natural and historic significance of the area. Cliffs that tower over the Potomac create a scenic environment for leisurely 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.
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.
11710 MacArthur Blvd.
Potomac, Maryland 20854