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    Twilight Kayak Adventure

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    As the sun falls over Washington D.C., your adventure is just beginning! Start with a brief kayaking and safety instruction session to ensure you feel confident out on the water. Then, enjoy a 90-minute guided tour around Teddy Roosevelt Island as you paddle past iconic D.C. locations like Watergate, the Lincoln Memorial and Kennedy Center. As you take in scenic views of the beautifully reflective Potomac River, enjoy interesting commentary from your expert local guides, and learn unique tidbits about D.C. that will take your appreciation for our nation's capital to a whole new level!
    Twilight Kayak Adventure

    3500 Water St NW, Washington

    • Experience the serenity of the Potomac River at twilight during this guided kayaking adventure
    • Start with a brief kayaking and safety instruction session to ensure you feel confident on the water
    • Paddle past iconic D.C. locations like Watergate and the Lincoln Memorial
    • Enjoying enlightening commentary from a local guide
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    Beginner Group Kayak Lesson

    Ready to experience whitewater kayaking? In this lesson you will cover all the basics to get you started, with the goal being to make sure you build the techniques to take the sport as far as you want to go. This lesson is aimed at the total beginner, or someone who has never been in a whitewater kayak before. You will learn about outfitting, the paddle, basic strokes, and concepts like arc and spin momentum. If you have been in other types of kayaks, you still need to take this lesson because whitewater kayaks handle differently than other kayaks. Start exploring today and have fun learning a valuable kayaking lesson!
    Beginner Group Kayak Lesson

    15101 Seneca Rd, Germantown

    • Learn how to handle a whitewater kayak and get started on practicing this exciting sport
    • Uncover what it's like to be on the water and navigate the paddle and kayaking gear
    • Train with basic strokes and concepts like arc and spin momentum
    • Have a great time being out on the water
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    Discover Scuba

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    Are you curious about scuba diving, but just aren't sure if it's for you? This class is for beginners who aren't ready to commit to scuba, but are more than ready to test the waters. You'll be taught the basics that will give you a feel for scuba techniques and practices. This lesson will also lay the groundwork for any future scuba training you may indulge in. Expect to learn how to use proper equipment in a shallow pool environment and get a quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. You may find yourself loving scuba, and even decide you want to pursue a certification in it!
    Discover Scuba

    4600 N Park Ave., Chevy Chase

    • Participate in a scuba diving program and gain insight on scuba techniques and fundamentals
    • Learn basic skills such as how to use necessary equipment and how to explore the water properly
    • Train in a shallow pool environment conducive for learning with high quality equipment and effective training
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    Calm Water Kayaking Tour

    Enjoy a peaceful tour along the beautiful Potomac River with a professional tour guide by your side to share fun facts and introduce you to the joy of kayaking. As you explore the fourth-largest river along the Atlantic Coast, you'll be amazed at how much natural beauty can be found just minutes from the bustle of D.C. You'll view stunning scenery and glide along calm waters as you take a deep breath of fresh air and reconnect with nature. Keep an eye out for wildlife including wild birds, turtles, and more. New to kayaking? No fear! The Jackson Riviera Kayak you'll be using is easy to paddle, super stable, and the perfect vessel for beginners.
    Calm Water Kayaking Tour

    15101 Seneca Rd, Germantown

    • Take a relaxing kayak tour along the Potomac River
    • Enjoy beautiful views of nature as you paddle along
    • Learn all about the area from your knowledgeable tour guide
    • Escape the noise of the city and reconnect with nature
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    Moonlit Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Experience your senses being heightened by the beauty of the moonlit Potomac River on this enchanting night time SUP, or stand up paddleboard, tour! Expert instructors will guide you through the basics of SUP, including proper safety techniques, strokes, and turns, as you head out onto the scenic water to create an experience you won't soon forget. Following the tour, gather with fellow adventurers around a bonfire just up the road at Rockland Farms to enjoy some of Maryland's finest local wine and great conversation!
    Moonlit Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    15205 Montevideo Rd, Poolesville

    • Take in the beauty of the moonlit Potomac River on this enchanting nighttime paddle board tour
    • Practice the basics of stand-up paddle boarding, or SUP, under the instruction of a professional
    • Enjoy the gloriously liberating feeling of getting away from it all while engaging in a full body workout
    • End your adventure with some wine and good conversation around a campfire
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    Critters at the Water's Edge

    If you like getting your feet wet, this adventure is for you! You'll begin your adventure with a brief orientation, including a safety discussion, land lesson, and a primer on how to figure out where you are in the watershed. Then, you're off to explore! You'll enjoy the soft breeze of the Piscataway Creek and the overall calm of the Potomac River, a welcome break from the bustle of the city. You'll also discover the exciting variety of local wildlife. There will be an array of birds, including bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons. You'll also see many different edible and medicinal plants! Once you're on land, you'll explore the various critters on the beach! You can even get out nets to comb the waters! After your beach exploration, you'll kayak back to the nature center for a brief wrap-up activity, during which you'll have time to munch on a snack you've brought from home. Come indulge in some adventure to spruce up your week!
    Critters at the Water's Edge

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Leave behind the bustling city and head to Piscataway Creek for some fresh air, mild exercise, and a much-needed dose of nature
    • Discover the local wildlife of the Potomac River and learn how to identify critters like crayfish and damselfly nymphs
    • Begin your adventure with a brief orientation session, including safety discussion
    • Indulge in a short and sweet kayaking adventure with your friends and family
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    Sunset Paddle at National Harbor

    As the sun falls over Alexandria, your adventure is just beginning! Start with a brief kayaking and safety instruction session to ensure you feel confident out on the water. Then, enjoy a 90-minute guided tour around Smoot's Cove. Paddle under the architecturally interesting Wilson Bridge, and catch the sunset by Old Town -- can you just imagine seeing National Harbor and the Capital Wheel all lit up!? As you take in scenic views of the beautifully reflective Potomac River, absorb the interesting commentary from your expert local guides and learn unique tidbits about D.C. that will take your appreciation for our nation's capital to a whole new level!
    Sunset Paddle at National Harbor

    165 Waterfront St, Fort Washington

    • Experience a breathtaking sunset over the Potomac River during this guided kayaking adventure
    • Start with a brief kayaking and safety instruction session to ensure you feel confident on the water
    • Paddle under the architecturally interesting Wilson Bridge and see the Capital Wheel all lit up
    • No experience necessary
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    Marsh Loop Flora and Fauna

    Kick off a wildlife adventure in Piscataway Bay, where you'll kayak through the waters to find the creatures of the marsh! Look out for eagles, osprey, or cormorants hunting for fish. You'll also meander through narrow marsh channels framed by wild rice, water lilies, and cattails. A canopy of trees in the more forested part of the creek will envelope you in nature's musical sounds -- song birds singing, turtles splashing into the water, great blue herons squawking, and maybe even a beaver slapping its tail to warn her family of danger! Get close-up views of beaver lodges, butterflies, and other native wildflowers that you can't see elsewhere. This is your chance to fulfill your adventure dreams!
    Marsh Loop Flora and Fauna

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Spend 3 hours kayaking through the marshes of Piscataway Bay with a certified tour guide
    • Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, turtles, and perhaps even beavers
    • Marvel at the variety of foliage in the marsh, from water lilies to wild rice
    • Take plenty of photos throughout your trip to commemorate the adventure
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    Beginner Kayak

    Have you always wanted to get onto the water and kayak? During this class, you will start by learning the proper fit for your gear and boat. Then, you'll be introduced to safety concepts for kayaking before getting down to the real fun of the sport. Begin your adventure by paddling onto the calm water and learning the basic strokes, step-by-step, and how to propel yourself. A variety of creative on-water activities are to be taught to help you master these necessary skills. This class will provide you with all the necessary information to properly navigate the water in a kayak; your experience will cover everything from safety briefings to introduction to strokes to river dynamics. Come amaze yourself with your new-found ability to explore the islands and backwaters of the Potomac -- even on the first lesson.
    Beginner Kayak

    25 Ericsson Rd, Cabin John

    • Learn beginner kayaking skills and enjoy the experience of navigating the water
    • Enjoy 2 hours of exploration beginning with warm-ups to get you conditioned
    • Prepare yourself with a stretch, safety briefing, and introduction to strokes and river dynamics
    • Gain insight on everything necessary to getting out onto the water on your own
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    Intro Stand Up Paddling

    Learn to stand up paddleboard! This class will give you all the stand up paddling instruction you need to get you started on your watery adventures. Come paddle! This exciting activity is fun and beginner friendly. You will master the basics of this sport, and even get good enough to eventually get your own board and gear, and venture out on your own. It's a fun and exciting way to mix enjoyment, exercise, and having a great time out on the water!
    Intro Stand Up Paddling

    15101 Seneca Rd, Germantown

    • Try stand up paddling on a private lake and get acquainted with this fast-growing sport
    • Enjoy learning how to paddle your way through the water
    • Learn the necessary gear used as part of your training experience
    • Mix enjoyment and exercise on this fast-paced and energetic adventure
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