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Harpers Ferry White Water Kayaking in Inflatable Kayaks

Inflatable kayaks, also called Duckies, are a super fun way to paddle the Shenandoah & Potomac Rivers!

Rafting fun on an inflatable kayak near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

If you’ve ever taken our rafting trip before and are looking for a bigger challenge, try Class III whitewater on an inflatable kayak, also called a Ducky! These maneuverable craft allow for a more intense, personal experience with the river and afford the freedom of an open-top boat; if you fall off, you flip it over and hop back on. Participants must be reasonably physically fit and weigh between 90-250 lbs. Participants should expect to carry/assist in carrying the duckies up the hill at the end of the trip. The duckies are light. And most importantly not be afraid to get wet!

Paddle the Shenandoah River to the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry

An experienced guide will provide basic instruction and shepherd you or your group down the river. Inflatable kayaks are limited, so be sure to request this trip in advance!  No prior paddling experience needed to have fun in a ducky on the river. This is a guided white water kayaking tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.

Trip Info

Inflatable kayak ducky trips come with a light snack!

Relax and mingle with family and friends along the banks of our scenic rivers. There’s no better place to enjoy a light snack with friends while creating memories to last a lifetime! 

**if it is a ducky only trip (no rafts), snack will be served before or after the trip. 

Trip Details

River & Trail is committed to transparent pricing with no hidden booking fees.  Add a 6% WV sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person to prices below. 

Check prices and dates in our booking portal or see below for details.

Spring & Fall Pricing

May 1 – May 19 and September 11– October 15

  • Weekday: $69/adult | $64/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Saturday: $75/adult | $70/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Sunday: $69/adult | $64/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
Summer Pricing

May 20 – Sept 10

  • Weekday: $71/adult | $66/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Saturday: 9:30am & 3:30pm $82/adult | $77/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
    10:30am & 2:30pm $89/adult | $84/youth 12 & under (includes riverside snack)*
  • Sunday: 10am & 3pm $76/adult | $71/youth 12 & under   (includes riverside snack)*
    12pm $89/adult | $84/youth 12 & under  (includes riverside snack)*

*Riverside snack includes a granola bar, apple squeeze or fruit.

Group Discounts

  • Groups of 10-24: $7 off/person
  • Groups of 25-49: $8 off/person
  • Groups of 50-99: $9 off/person

*Groups must pay collectively to be eligible for group discounts.

May 1 – 19 & Sep 11 – Oct 15

  • Weekdays: 1:00pm
  • Weekends: 2:30pm
    *holiday weekends are listed below

May 20 -September 10 

  • Weekdays: 10:30am, 2:30pm
  • Weekends: 10:30am, 2:30pm

*custom times for groups of 15 or more available


  • Riverside snack
  • Guide
  • Shuttle
  • Equipment

*Wetsuits are available for rental as needed (not included)

Required Minimum Age: 12 years old (90 lbs)

Length of Trip: Approximately 3 – 4 hours on the river

adventure Add-ONs

Harpers Ferry campground - Brunswick Family Campground - family camping

Brunswick family campground

Relax at our riverfront campground beside the Potomac River and the C&O Canal Towpath, just 15 minutes from Harpers Ferry. Tent, RV and cabins available. Bike, canoe, kayak and tube rentals onsite. Playground, pavilions, bath house, camp store. Campers get 10% discount on select River & Trail activities.

Riding Bikes in Harpers Ferry

Bike Rentals

Add a morning bike rental on the C&O Canal before your trip! Save $10/person on your raft & bike combo when you book a bike rental for the same day. Bike rental location is 20 minutes from rafting check-in. *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.



Want to spend a second day on the river with us? Choose between a mellow paddle on the Potomac River or a Sunset Paddle with some rapids! Just one hour from DC on the Maryland, Virginia & West Virginia border! *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.

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