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 lessons are held on the nearby Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers only one hour from Washington DC near Harpers Ferry WV. These two rivers are perfectly suited for introducing people to the enjoyable sport of kayaking… whether your interest is in recreational kayaking on mellow water or whitewater kayaking on the more adventurous Class I-III whitewater sections near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Start with the very basics! Our two hour lesson on calm water is designed for folks who have never been in a kayak before and would like a short lesson on the basics, as well as families with younger kids. This lesson is on a mellow stretch of the Shenandoah River where eagles are sometimes sited! The lesson will launch and return to our on-water property in Millville, WV.
Lesson will cover:
Groups: Groups of 10 or more receive $5 off when paying collectively. Non-profits should inquire about special pricing for weekdays
“Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful kayak experience. We were very impressed by your kindness and professionalism–you and your operation do an outstanding job. Thanks again and keep up the good work!”
Peace, Love, and Positivity, Dave and Maggie
For those that have been enticed by the idea of kayaking on a beach, a bay, a river, or a lake–this lesson is for you! Moving beyond the basics, this half day lesson teaches you the ins and outs of recreational kayaking, so that you will be comfortable going on your own! With no prior experience necessary, this four hour kayak lesson is a combination of an on-land and on-water session, perfect for those who have only a half day to spare.
Dry Land Session will cover:
Time to hit the water! You will use a stable recreational kayak to maneuver your way on a mellow stretch of the Shenandoah or Potomac River, covering 4-7 miles of a scenic stretch where you will learn:
Groups: Groups of 10 or more receive $5 off when paying collectively. Non-profits should inquire about very special pricing
*Those doing the Discover Recreational Kayaking & Discover Whitewater Kayaking package do not need to take the trips on consecutive days, however, the trip must be booked as a package!
This lesson is designed for individuals who have recreational kayaking experience or have an adventurous spirit to try whitewater kayaking! The fun simply does not end on this Class I-III whitewater run, paddling down the ledges and waves of this breath-taking section of the Shenandoah or Potomac River near Harpers Ferry WV. On this four hour lesson, you will comfortably learn how to maneuver in whitewater on our Sit-on-Top Kayak!
The Dry Land Session will cover:
The On-Water Session will cover:
Cost: $85.00/ person.
Package with Discover Recreational Kayaking on Saturday for $150/person (save $20)
Add 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee
Includes: certified lead instructor, kayak and all equipment
Available: 2nd Sundays of each month May-Septemer 1pm-5pm — Weekdays, for groups of 4 or more, time & day can be customized
Minimum age: 12 yrs
Groups: Groups of 10 or more receive $5 off when paying collectively. Non-profits should inquire about very special pricing.
This four hour lesson is available for individuals who cannot fit our regular lessons into their busy schedules, or folks who have their own boats and are interested in a customized lesson covering specific elements, or paddlers who just want a certified instructor to accompany them down a specific stretch of river for instructional or safety purposes. To schedule call 301-834-9950.
Adults & Kids: 350
Add 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee
Includes: instructor and all equipment
Available: Time will be customized to suit the customers need
Minimum age: 10 yrs.
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