Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a Discover the Potomac kayak trip for one ($95 value)
- $89 for two Groupons, each good for a Discover the Potomac kayak trip ($190 value)
After teaching beginners about flat-water kayaks and correct paddling techniques, guides lead them down a serene, flat section of the Potomac River. Throughout the trip, the guides point out wildlife such as herons, painted turtles, and white-tailed deer, and delve into the history of the C&O Canal. All equipment is included, and trips start at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
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.