Sunset Potomac Kayaking Tour

Sunset kayaking tour on the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, WV

Sunset Paddle: Wildlife & Waves

Enjoy paddling  during a cooler and quieter time of day and experience the scenic beauty and wildlife of the evening river.

Join us for a wonderful guided kayaking tour on the Potomac River in Brunswick, Maryland. Our launch point is near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and only one hour from Washington DC.

Evening is the perfect time to witness great blue herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the occasional eagle on the river. Kayaking or canoeing this beautiful section of the Potomac River is a favorite thing to do in the Harpers Ferry area! Paddlers will navigate mellow water stretches interspersed with three sets of mild rapids, the last being a Class II+ with wavy rapid fun!   

You must be able to walk down a steep hill at the beginning of the trip and assist with carrying gear down the hill. 

Trip Info

Paddlers should have previous basic kayaking experience

Although it doesn’t happen often, please know there is a possibility of flipping over.  Only single kayaks are available to rent on this trip as the put-in requires double carrying the boats down a  gravel hill. Shoes with good traction are required! To make this trip a fun and convenient overnighter, make reservations at the Brunswick Family Campground which is the launching spot for the trip. Show up a bit early to set up your tent or camper before you take off down the river.  Cabin rentals are available with a two night minimum.

Beach cruiser bikes rentals are also available, and peddling to Harpers Ferry or farther on the scenic, tree-lined pathway of the C&O Canal offers a great opportunity to experience more of the area before your trip.

Trip Details


  • $75/person

*Add 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee/person


Saturdays, May 25 – Sep 1

 5pm or 6pm  departure depending on the month
Times will be shown in booking portal online.

Groups of 10 or more can request other dates and times

To make reservations call 301-834-9950 or book on-line


  • Qualified Instructors
  • Single Kayak
  • Life Vests
  • Paddles

Please let us know if you plan to bring your own boat (no price difference)


  • 4:30 pm              Paddlers check-in at Brunswick Family Campground
  • 5:00 pm              Shuttle to the put-in at Potoma Wayside
  • 7:30-8 pm    Return to the campground via kayaking 

Minimum Required Age: 12 years old & 90 lbs.

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 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 sunset kayak trip check-in. *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.

Rafters on the Shenandoah River - River & Trail Outfitters

RAFTING At Harpers Ferry

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.

River Maps

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