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

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 rental trips 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 paddle 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.

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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

Specialty Kayaking Tours

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 $69. Minimum age 12 years & 90 lbs

Specialty Kayaking and Canoeing 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 appetizers
  • Tours start at $84. 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 $104. Includes single/tandem kayak or canoe, guide


Kayak Lessons

  • Recreational and whitewater kayak lessons on local rivers
  • Learn paddling technique, river reading skills, equipment choices
  • Private instruction ONLY
  • $450 for up to 4 people

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