$72 for Beginner Paddleboard Lesson ($145 Value) or $37 for Paddleboard Rental ($75 Value) at Potomac Paddlesports in Rockville

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In a Nutshell

  • Explore Potomac
  • All equipment included
  • Learn to paddleboard
  • Outdoorsy gift idea

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 72hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Not valid for kayak rentals. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

While buoyancy thrills humans, fish’s nightmares are filled with thoughts of being trapped above water, unable to breath and forced to listen to sea gulls' puns of. Breathe deeply and enjoy above-water adventure with today's Groupon to Potomac Paddlesports in Rockville. Choose between the following options:

  • For $72, you get a three-hour beginner stand-up paddleboard lesson (a $145 value).
  • For $37, you get a full-day (24-hour) stand-up paddleboard rental (a $75 value).

Potomac Paddlesports lifts aquatic adventurers to higher, seafaring vantage points with stand-up paddleboard rentals and lessons. Sea explorers can rent a Surftech paddleboard with all the necessary equipment—a paddle and personal flotation device—for up to 24 hours. Paddleboarders can transport their buoyant body-hoisters to the Potomac or one of the area's local beaches, where they'll be free to soak up rays and navigate waves. Because of the paddleboard's size, renters should plan their pickup with a truck or a large car with a roof rack—tie-downs come with all rentals. Soft racks are also available free of charge, but may not be compatible with some vehicles.

Paddleboard lessons outfit tenderfoot water walkers with a board, paddle, and PFD for a morning of exploration and education on the calm waters of Angler's Lot in Potomac. In addition to learning how to properly inflate, lift, and carry a stand-up paddleboard, students will learn how to paddle, turn, launch, and dock. Classes conclude with a casual paddle around the scenic Widewater area of the C&O canal, a stretch of water known for its natural abundance of salty, joyous tears.

Reservations for lessons must be scheduled in person at Rockville location.


Seven Yelpers give Potomac Paddlesports an average of four stars:

  • They have a great selection of gear in the shop at prices comparable to the best online deals you can find, plus they are keeping alive a local paddling community. – song s., 9/1/08
  • This is a great, GREAT place to learn to Kayak, they are smart, patient, "cool", kind and very flexible. – gina s., 8/18/09

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

62 Ratings

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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    10801 MacArthur Blvd.

    Potomac, Maryland 20854

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    11917 Maple Ave.

    Rockville, Maryland 20852

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