Paddle To The Sweet Shine: Kayak & Canoe Tour to Award Winning Distillery
New! Canoeing & Kayaking Tour to the Bloomery Plantation Distillery only 1 hour from DC Metro Area
River & Trail Outfitters has teamed up with Bloomery Plantation Distillery, in Charles Town, WV, crafting a fun, festive and flavorful day where participants paddle the mellow,
wilderness-surrounded Shenandoah River and then tour a local distillery and taste a variety of their handcrafted limoncello and liquor goodness.
The splash and spirit day kicks off with a guided 3-to-7-mile mellow kayak or canoe tour – depending on water levels - down the winding tree-lined Shenandoah River.
Nestled in lush wilderness of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, the river is encircled by the sprawling Blue Ridge Mountains. Deer, otters and beaver are often spotted along and beyond the shoreline,
while there are plenty of Blue Herons, Egrets and Osprey on the water - and an occasional Bald Eagle overhead. Refuel with a tasty fried chicken, potato salad, and fresh fruit picnic after the trip.
Upon arriving at the award-winning Bloomery Plantation Distilllery,
thirsty paddlers join a Hooch Guru for a tongue tapping taste of five of the distillery’s cordials, such as Original Limoncello, Raspberry Limoncello, Cremma Lemma, Lemon Ice and
Dark Chocolate Raspberry liquor, which are paired with sweet treats and “great storytelling.”
Following a guided tour of the farm, which is peppered with lemon trees and raspberry shrubs, it’s time to chill out in the shady picnic area listening to live music.
For $4, you can purchase refreshing ice tea, lemonade or – childhood favorite – a Slushie, which can be spiked with each guest’s favorite handcrafted hooch.
Price of $87.00/person plus $2 user fee + 5% amusement fee includes: a choice of tandem canoe, tandem kayak or
single kayak rentals equipment, shuttle service, cordial and cello
tasting, savory Italian appetizers, and lite fare. Group discounts for groups of 25 or more
What to bring
- At least 32 ounces of water per person or more to stay hydrated!
- A picnic lunch:
Either pack a bag lunch in a waterproof container or let us do the work and provide you
with a box picnic lunch for $8/person. MUST BE ORDERED at the time of reservation.
2013 Tour Dates
Click on the dates below to book on-line with two days notice,
or call 301-695-5177.
Less than 2 days notice?
call 301-695-5177 or 888 i
spaces fill fast
Groups of 20 or more call 301-695-5177 to book your
private Boat and Brew Trip.
- 11:00 am Meet the group at the river take-out in Millville, WV
- 11:30 am Depart for river put-in
- 3:00-4:00pm Take off the water, shuttle back to your car, change into dry clothes & shoes
- Drive your car to the distillery 11 minutes away
- Approx. 4:30pm-6:30pm Kick back and enjoy appetizers and lite fare, cordial & cello tasting & tour
- *Trip length may vary according to current water levels. Please plan accordingly.