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.
- Experience the quiet and solitude of the evening river
- Witness great blue herons and wild birds feeding
- final trip Sep 9!
- Kayak or canoe to Tarara Winery
- Includes a $15 food voucher
- Enjoy a lakeside concert
- Aug 19, Sep 2
- 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
Rentals and shuttles on the scenic rivers of Maryland and West Virginia. Enjoy kayaking on the Potomac River and Antietam Creek near Harpers Ferry.
Quick Kayaking Adventures
Not much time? Enjoy our park & paddle trips on a serene section of the Shenandoah River.
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
Paddle & Summer Concert at the Winery
Enjoy kayaking on the Potomac and great music, tasty food at a award-winning Virginia winery.
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.
- 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
Voted one of the top paddling streams in North America by Canoe & Kayak Magazine editors
Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and rising moon while experiencing the serenity and wildlife of the evening river…
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 & Retail Sales
Visit our shop and try before you buy! We also sell paddling gear and accessories as well as offer special orders.
Have your own equipment and just need a shuttle? Kayak the Potomac, Shenandoah, and Antietam Creek with us.
Combo Kayak Deals – Save
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Kayaking Gift Certificates
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|"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!"|