$49 for a Beginner's Sea-Kayaking Instructional Trip at Potomac Paddlesports ($98 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Instruction in kayaking basics
  • Short exploration trip
  • Certified instructors

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 trip per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The "kayak" has proven to be a far more effective palindrome on the water than the "racecar," the "rotor," or the disastrous "taob-boat." Enjoy paddling and gnilddap with today's Groupon. For $49, you get a beginner's sea-kayaking instructional trip from Potomac Paddlesports (a $98 value). Redeem your Groupon by registering at Potomac Paddlesports' Rockville location and scheduling through the Potomac Paddlesports website. The kayaking instruction will take place at Columbia Island Marina.

Potomac Paddlesports equips land-dwellers with kayak-shaped sea legs for strutting down the area's watery catwalks. Learn the basics of kayaking from Potomac Paddlesports' staff of certified instructors, with nautical notes on kayaking gear, successful launches and landings, and the correct way to paddle, using your core muscles and your oar muscles to propel yourself forward in time and space. Add the forward stroke, the reverse stroke, and the sweep stroke to your repertoire of rowing routines, as you liberate the coxswain dwelling in the stern of your soul. Potomac Paddlesports' 17-foot kayaks contain storage for all your necessary necessities, allowing you to keep your irreplaceable family heirlooms by your side as you experience the on-water training.

This three-hour introduction to kayaking includes a short exploration of the area around Columbia Island Marina, giving you the opportunity to prove your maritime mettle as you whistle jaunty serpent-themed sea ballads and keep time with each heave-ho of your paddle. Get your Groupon and key into kayaking in preparation for your participation in May's Mid-Atlantic Kayak Festival, sponsored by Potomac Paddlesports.


Six Yelpers give Potomac Paddlesports 4.5 stars:

  • The retail store which was opened about a year ago has a great feel to it, with comfortable couches and a great selection of the top gear for paddlers. – emmy f.
  • This place is the greatest...they are devoted to promoting paddling culture, and all three staff I have spoken with were helpful and informative in every way. – song s.

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.

Customer Reviews

An great experience and I can't wait to do it again. Just need to make sure I eat before going next time :)
Joyce R. · September 30, 2014
Would do it again!! Beautiful, serene surroundings. Instructor was very relaxed and kind enough to wait for me (I was 5 minutes late) to start.
Fiorentina B. · August 22, 2014
The staff is awesome. Extremely helpful, attentive and fun. I learned a lot at my very first SUP lesson. I would highly recommend anyone to Potomac Paddle Sports.
Heather H. · July 20, 2014

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