Kayak & Canoe in Maryland & West Virginia
Rentals, Lessons & Tours

Paddle down the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers PLUS Antietam Creek just one hour from DC on the Maryland, Virginia & West Virginia border!

River and Trail Outfitters provides quality kayaks & canoes and the widest variety of rental trips on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as well as Antietam Creek. For novice kayaking and canoeing, there are scenic mellow water trips featuring beautiful scenery and wildlife. For more experienced boaters, there are a variety of beginner to intermediate whitewater runs in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

For your maximum enjoyment, we recommend that at least one person in each boat has basic paddling, river safety and steering skills. Kayak lessons and canoe lessons providing basic instruction are suggested for first timers and those looking to improve their skills. Certified guides are also available for canoe or kayak rentals for groups.

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For assistance with booking call 301-834-9950

Kayak & Canoe Rentals

  • Experience kayaking or canoeing the scenic Shenandoah River, Potomac River, or Antietam Creek
  • Half day, full day, multi day, and quick paddles available
  • All equipment, shuttle included. Guides available for groups
  • Starts at $32

Guided Tours

Ducky & Sit-On-Top Whitewater Kayaks

  • Step up to the challenge and fun of Class II-III white water
  • Paddle through 2 states and scenic views on historic rivers
  • Guide included. Riverside picnic on some tours
  • Starts at $59. Must be 12 yrs & 90 lbs

Sunset Paddle

  • Enjoy a mix of mellow water and Class II+ rapid fun!
  • Perfect time for viewing bird life and wildlife on the evening river
  • Guide included. Option to reserve camping or cabins at put-in site
  • Starts at $65. Minimum age 12 years & 90 lbs

Food & Drink Tours

Boat & Brew Tours

Boat & Brew Tours

  • Enjoy a scenic paddle followed by ice cold brews
  • Visit one of the area’s best breweries and sample beers and snacks
  • 4 locations to choose from!
  • Tours start at $79. Includes single/tandem kayak or canoe, guide
Water to Wine Tours

Water to Wine Tours

  • Begin with your choice of mellow water paddling or beginner white water fun
  • Next visit one of the area’s best vineyards and sample their wine and food offerings
  • Enjoy entertainment and activities like outdoor concerts and picnics
  • Tours start at $95. Includes single/tandem kayak or canoe, guide

Foodie Float Tours

  • Begins with a mellow water kayaking tour interspersed with beginner whitewater fun
  • Tour options include a tasty local foods brunch or hands-on fermented food class
  • All activities take place outdoors
  • Tours start at $99. Includes all equipment, guide, food & supplies


Kayak Lessons

  • Recreational and whitewater kayak lessons on local rivers
  • Learn paddling technique, river reading skills, equipment choices
  • Private instruction upon request
  • Starts at $49

Canoe Lessons

  • Novice, beginner whitewater, and whitewater canoe lessons
  • Canoe rental, equipment, and certified instructors for groups of 10 or more
  • Merit badge counselor available to scouts
  • Potomac River, Shenandoah River, Antietam Creek