Herbert Hoover won America's hearts and votes when he promised a college-educated chicken in every pot and a kayak in every garage. Get a taste of the American dream with today's Groupon to Potomac Paddlesports in Rockville and Darnestown. Choose from the following options:
- For $50, you get $100 worth of kayaking accessories.
- For $127, you get a sea kayak starter-lesson package (a $255 value).
- For $159, you get a sea kayak starter-lesson package and $100 worth of kayaking accessories (a $355 value).
Potomac Paddlesports is a haven for paddlers of all abilities looking to find gear, book lessons, or join local kayak tours. Before redeeming your Groupon in-store, explore the online gear shop, which showcases a quick sampling of Potomac Paddlesports’ full range of kayak accouterments, including flotation devices, storage systems, and apparel that will insulate the wearer against cold, damp, and Cheep-Cheep bites. The sea kayak starter-lesson package readies aquanauts with two thorough introductory lessons that teach the fundamentals and safety skills of the sport. Introductory packages take place over the course of two Sundays, with classes scheduled from the beginning of May until August. With lessons regarding proper equipment fit, core muscle use, and how to handle capsizing, Potomac Paddlesports will help you determine your own learning curve as you soar high above the ocean depths, high-fiving sea turtles and cutting off mer-motorists as you go.
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.