River & Trail

Kayak & Canoe Tours & Rentals Near harpers ferry, WV

Choose from the widest variety of canoeing and kayaking specialty tours and rentals on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers near DC.

Kayaking & Canoeing Rentals & Tours in Tri-State Corner of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

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

River and Trail Outfitters provides quality kayaks & canoes and the widest variety of paddling rental trips and specialty kayaking tours on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers at Harpers Ferry. For novice kayaking and canoeing, the Potomac River offers a scenic mellow water trip featuring beautiful scenery and wildlife. A guided sunset kayak tour on the Potomac near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, allows kayakers to paddle the waves and Class I-II+ rapids in recreational kayaks. Other unique kayaking and canoeing rivers and streams, such as Antietam Creek, are available to groups renting ten or more boats.

For your maximum enjoyment, we recommend that at least one person in each boat has basic paddling, river safety and steering skills. Groups may request Certified guides to instruct and/or accompany their trip . Private kayak or canoe lessons and shuttles are also available on request.

We have some great canoe and kayak tours picked out for you!

For assistance with booking call 301-834-9950

Kayak and Canoe rentals

  • The best selection of quality single & tandem recreational kayaks, and tandem canoes.
  • Paddle the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers, near Harpers Ferry, WV. 
  • Shuttles, all gear, and helpful tips for paddlers.
  • Multi day rentals also available for Shenandoah river camping trips.

Sunset Potomac Kayaking Tour

  • Early evening kayaking on  mellow water  mixed with wavy rapids on the Potomac River
  • Scenic beauty and evening wildlife
  • Fully guided
  • Optional campfire fun & music after trip

boat and brew: kayak tour to Smoketown brewery

  • Kayak one of our favorite stretches of the Potomac River with Class I and II+ rapids and waves!
  • Single recreation kayaks available to paddle
  • Fully guided tour, great scenery, birds and wildlife
  • Enjoy a refreshing flight of beer and yummy Italian appetizers at the awesome Smoketown Brewery
  • Custom trips available for groups of 10+!

boat and brew: kayak tour to Abolitionist Ale brewery

  • Kayak or canoe on the mellow, wilderness-surrounded stretch of the iconic Shenandoah River near Harpers Ferry
  • Single or tandem recreation kayaks & tandem canoes available
  • Fully guided tour, see otters, beavers, Blue Herons & more!
  • End trip with beer tasting at craft brewery and artisan pizza
  • Custom trips available for groups of 10+!

water to wine: kayak tour to Creek's Edge Winery

  • Kayak or canoe 6 miles on the mellow section of the Potomac River described as “one of the most beautiful stretches of navigable waterways in the mid-Atlantic.
  • Single, tandem recreation kayaks & tandem canoes available
  • Fully guided, incredible postcard views of 3 states
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Creek’s Edge winery and a “melt in your mouth” specialty sandwich
  • Custom trips available for groups of 10+!

water to wine: kayak tour to Big Cork Winery

  • Kayak or canoe 5.5 miles on the beautiful Potomac River starting just downstream of Harpers Ferry.
  • Single recreation kayaks available
  • Fully guided, incredible postcard views of 3 states
  • End with a glorious wine tasting and gourmet cheese plate at Big Cork Vineyards
  • Custom trips available for groups of 10+!