River & Trail

Potomac River Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Rent a canoe or kayak for the mellow section of the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, WV. 

Potomac River Kayaking & Canoeing -Half & Full Day Rentals 

Kayaking and Canoeing trips on the Potomac River, a few miles downriver from Harpers Ferry, are a perfect getaway and only one hour from DC and Baltimore beltways. Launch from Brunswick Campground in Brunswick, Maryland, just 15 minutes from Harpers Ferry, WV.

 This 5.5 mile section of the Potomac River has been described in National Park literature as, “one of the most beautiful stretches of navigable waterways in the mid-Atlantic.” Visit sand and gravel beaches, wade or go for a swim, and explore the Catoctin Creek tributary as water levels permit.

Enjoy watching the eagles soar above and spotting the many other birds that call this area home.   All ages will enjoy exploring on this Potomac River paddling trip.

Trip Info

Trip Details

Spring & Fall:
Pricing for April 3 – June 13 &  September 11 – October 31

  • Half Day: $54/single kayak | $80/tandem kayak | $80/canoe
  • Full Day*: $64/single kayak | $90/tandem kayak | $90/canoe
    *groups of 10 or more people only
    Add a 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person
    **Groups of 10 or more people receive 10% off.  Non-profits may be exempt from 6% sales tax.
 


Summer:
Pricing for June 14 – September 10

  • Half Day: $59/single kayak | $85/tandem kayak | $85/canoe
  • Full Day*: $69/single kayak | $95/tandem kayak | $95/canoe
    *groups of 10 or more people only
    Add a 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person
    **Groups of 10 or more people receive 10% off.  Non-profits may be exempt from 6% sales tax

 

 

Private boat shuttles: $25/person

Group Guided Trips
Certified Guides are available to lead group trips.  Please call and ask for group sales for specific pricing.

Early Spring:
April 3 – May 2

Daily (Half Day): 1pm
Daily (Full Day)*: 
10am
*groups of 10 or more people only
(minimum of 4 boats between all parties required for shuttle service)

 

Spring & Fall:
May 3 – June 13 & September 11 – October 31

  • Weekdays (Half Day): 11am
  • Weekends & Holidays (Half Day): 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
  • Weekends & Holidays (Full Day)*: 10am
    *groups of 10 or more people only
 

Summer:
June 14 – September 10

  • Weekdays (Half Day): 11am & 1pm (min 4 boats between all parties required for shuttle service)
  • Weekends & Holidays (Half Day): 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
  • Weekends & Holidays (Full Day)*: 10am
    *groups of 10 or more people only

 

 

All trips: groups of 10 or more boats may request other dates & times.

Please call (301) 834-9950 for reservations or book online.

PLEASE NOTE
River & Trail recommends that people participating in canoe and kayak rentals have prior knowledge of how to canoe or kayak at the level of difficulty of the route they choose.

Includes

  • Boat Rental
  • Life Vests
  • Paddles
 

Required Minimum Age: 7 years old (50 lbs) for tandem kayaks and canoes, must be accompanied by an experienced adult. 12 years old for single kayaks.
Length of Trip: Full Day: 4.5-5.5 hours / Half Day: 2-2.5 hours

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.

Bike Rentals

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

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RAFTING

Stay another day with us and add an entry level whitewater rafting trip to your itinerary. Save $10/person on your tube and raft trip combo when you book them on consecutive days. *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.