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Harpers Ferry Kayaking

River and Trail Outfitters provides quality kayaks & canoes and the widest variety of rental trips in the area on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as well as Antietam Creek. For novice boaters there are scenic mellow water trips. For more experienced boaters there are a variety of whitewater runs in and around Harpers Ferry only one hour from Washington DC on the Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia border. For those people who have enjoyed the beauty and challenge of whitewater rafting, canoe or kayak affords a more personal experience with your boat, your companion, and the river.

For your maximum enjoyment, we recommend that at least one person in each boat has basic paddling, river safety and steering skills. You can expect some riffles and rapids on all of our trips and rentals – rivers are not lakes and moving water requires attentive paddling. Lessons providing basic instruction are suggested for first timers and those looking to improve their kayaking skills.

Potomac Kayak Rentals – Beginner Whitewater

  • Beginner whitewater Class II+
  • All equipment & shuttle provided
  • Bald Eagle, Blue Heron & other wildlife sitings
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$46

Mellow Potomac Kayak & Canoe Rentals – Novice

  • Relaxing paddle with half & full day options
  • All equipment & shuttle provided
  • Bald Eagle, Blue Heron & other wildlife sitings
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$46-$70/boat

Kayak & Canoe Rentals

varies
  • Novice and beginner whitewater options
  • All equipment & shuttle provided
  • Bald Eagle, Blue Heron & other wildlife sitings
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$29 and up

River Inflatable & Sit-on-Top Kayak Trips

avg 3-4 hrs
  • Class I-III whitewater
  • Great option for lower summer levels at Harpers Ferry
  • Inflatable or sit-on-top kayak option
  • Must be 12 yrs & 90 lbs.
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$57-77

Canoe / Kayak While the Sun Sets & the Full Moon Rises

2-3 hrs
  • Experience the quiet and solitude of the evening river
  • Witness great blue herons and wild birds feeding
  • final trip Sep 9!
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$55

Kayak Lessons

We have 25 years of experience teaching people how to kayak… Let our dedicated and enthusiastic instructors infect you with the paddling bug! Our kayak…

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Starts at $45

Paddle To The Sweetshine

11am-6pm
  • Sep 30, Picnic & live music
  • Guided tour on the scenic Shenandoah
  • Tour the plantation
  • Sip handcrafted cordials and cellos
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    $80

    Paddle to Tarara Winery (with Live Music and Tasty BBQ)

    5-6 hrs
    • Kayak or canoe to Tarara Winery
    • Includes a $15 food voucher
    • Enjoy a lakeside concert
    • Aug 19, Sep 2
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    $99

    Park & Paddle – Quick Paddling Adventures

    up to 3 hrs
    • No shuttle required
    • Up to 3 hrs of paddling
    • Try a variety of kayaks & canoes
    • Add mellow tubing for just $10
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    $29

    3-Day Overnight Canoeing and Kayaking Rentals

    3 days
    • Class I-II riffles and ledges
    • Includes equipment & shuttle
    • Bald Eagle, Blue Heron & other wildlife sitings
    • Camp in C&O Canal National Park
    $147-160/boat

    2-Day Canoeing & Kayaking Trip Rentals

    2 Day
    • Class I-II riffles and ledges
    • Includes equipment & shuttle
    • Bald Eagle, Blue Heron & other wildlife sitings
    • Camp at riverside campground or river islands
    from $65/person

    Antietam Kayaking Tour & Brunch Near Sharpsburg MD

    11am-4pm
    • Kayak one of the 60 top rated paddling streams
    • STAFF PICK for unique & scenic paddling adventure
    • Sunday 5/28, 6/18, 7/2, 8/13, 9/17
    Book Now!
    $99

    Bahamas Sea Kayak Trip

    8 days, 7 nights

     Bahamas Sailing Expedition The Exuma Cays (Islands) stretch from about 35 miles Southeast of Nassau, Bahamas for over 100 miles, in a long chain that…

    $1695

    KAYAK RENTALS

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    Kayak Rentals:
    Rentals and shuttles on the scenic rivers of Maryland and West Virginia. Enjoy kayaking on the Potomac River and Antietam Creek near Harpers Ferry.

     

     

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    Quick Kayaking Adventures
    Not much time? Enjoy our park & paddle trips on a serene section of the Shenandoah River.

     

    KAYAK TRIPS/TOURS

     

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    Whitewater Kayaking: Ducky & Sit on Top 

    If you’ve ever taken our rafting trip before and are looking for a bigger challenge, try Class III whitewater on a ducky or our sit-on-top kayak

     

     

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    Paddle & Summer Concert at the Winery
    Enjoy kayaking on the Potomac and great music, tasty food at a award-winning Virginia winery.

     

     


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    Boat & Brewery Kayak Tours

    What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland and then kick back and enjoy Barley & Hops great selection of brews with appetizers.

     

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    Paddle To The Sweet Shine

    • Gentle float down the Scenic Shenandoah between the Blue Ridge Mountains
    • Visit the Historical Bloomery Plantation Distlillery
    • Sip handcrafted cordials and cellos made from fruit grow on the plantation

     

     

     

     

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    Antietam Creek Kayak & Brunch

    Voted one of the top paddling streams in North America by Canoe & Kayak Magazine editors

     


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    Sunset / Full Moon Kayak Float

    Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and rising moon while experiencing the serenity and wildlife of the evening river…

     

    KAYAK LESSONS

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    Kayak Lessons

    We have 25 years of experience teaching people how to kayak… Let our dedicated and enthusiastic instructors infect you with the paddling bug!

     

     

    KAYAK DEMOS

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    Kayak Demos & Retail Sales
    Visit our shop and try before you buy! We also sell paddling gear and accessories as well as offer special orders.

     

     

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    Private Shuttles
    Have your own equipment and just need a shuttle? Kayak the Potomac, Shenandoah, and Antietam Creek with us.

     

     

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    Combo Kayak Deals – Save
    Add any of our other adventures to your itinerary and SAVE!

     

     

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    Kayaking Gift Certificates
    Give the gift of an experience that won’t be forgotten!

     

     

     

    "thank you again for a wonderful weekend of whitewater kayaking over the Memorial Day weekend. I attended the two day kayak lesson and had a fantastic time…Valerie, Mike, and Curry were excellent guides, instructors, and motivators. I can't wait to come back!"