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.
$69 for Two Three-Hour Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Happy Hours ($140 Value)
During each three-hour "happy hour," American Canoe Association–certified instructors help paddlers try their hand at standup paddleboarding, flatwater kayaking, whitewater kayaking, or sea kayaking in the cool freshwater of the Potomac. Afterward, groups convene at Potomac Pizza for a post-session meal with beer. Sessions include equipment rental, instruction, dinner, and round-trip transportation from Friendship Heights Metro to Potomac.
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.