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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!
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    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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    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!
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    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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    Eagles, Islands & Potomac Kayak Tour

    Embark on a kayaking adventure through the wild of Piscataway Bay towards the Potomac River! As you paddle, be on the lookout for osprey nests high up in the forested shores or eagles soaring up above, looking for their next meal. Near the Potomac River, you'll also enjoy a historical perspective of the region. Get distant views of Mount Vernon, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and the Fort Washington Light House. In fact, Captain John Smith first met the Piscataway Indians here in 1608! Come discover the unspoiled beauty of Piscataway Bay, juxtaposed by the historical buildings of civilization in the distance.
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    Eagles, Islands & Potomac Kayak Tour

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Go on a fun kayaking adventure through the wilderness of Piscataway Bay
    • Lookout for osprey nests in the trees and eagles soaring up ahead
    • Enjoy a historical perspective of the region, with distant views of the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and more
    • Take pictures of the unspoiled beautiful beauty of Piscataway Bay
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    Intro to Kayaking (Key Bridge)

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    Looking to get out on the water, but don't know your aft from your anchor? This intro to kayaking class makes it easy for even the most serious of landlubbers to don a pair of sea legs! During this two hour lesson, a seasoned instructor will introduce you to boating safety, kayaking equipment, and basic strokes and maneuvers to get you going in the right direction. Whether you're a first-time boater looking to get acquainted with the water, or an adventure seeker looking to try a new hobby, this class will have you navigating the water like a pro in no time!
    Intro to Kayaking (Key Bridge)

    3500 Water St NW, Washington

    • Try your hand at a new sport during this fun and exciting kayaking lesson
    • Learn about boating safety, kayaking equipment, and basic strokes and maneuvers from a seasoned instructor
    • Build up the strength and confidence necessary to eventually navigate the water on your own
    • No experience necessary
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    Kayaking Essentials (Key Bridge)

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    Are you hooked? Caught the kayaking bug, and ready to bring your skills to the next level? This hour and a half class is geared toward the novice paddler who has been in a kayak a time or two but wants to learn more. You will learn efficient stroke techniques to help you paddle faster for greater distances as you improve your ability to maneuver the boat around any obstacles in your way. Review water safety techniques to keep your paddling companions and yourself safe on the river, and practice advanced procedures such as what to do if your boat tips over. Don't let your limited knowledge of kayaking (or lack thereof) keep you from chasing the horizon. The skills you learn in this class will allow you to get out there and explore ASAP!
    Kayaking Essentials (Key Bridge)

    3500 Water St NW, Washington

    • Take your paddling skills to the next level with this novice kayaking class
    • Learn efficient stroke techniques to help you paddle faster for greater distances
    • Improve your ability to maneuver your boat around any obstacles in the way
    • Build up the strength and confidence necessary to explore new horizons on your own
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    The Magic Duel at The Mayflower

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    When two sleight of hand experts compete for the title of D.C.’s Best Magician the results are hilarious, astonishing, and thoroughly entertaining. Tired of dinner and a movie? Audiences say The Magic Duel is “a perfect birthday night out, date night, girls night out or anything!” First rate snarkists Mark Phillips and Brian Curry battle for the title of Best Magician with audience involvement from start to finish. This show is full of seriously funny magic that will fool you. Badly. Who will win? The audience is judge and jury. This show is a guaranteed amazing night out! It should definitely be some capital entertainment!
    The Magic Duel at The Mayflower

    1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

    • Witness an incredible display of magic as two popular magicians go head to head
    • Marvel at sleight-of-hand feats, card tricks, and other perplexing illusions
    • Decide which illusions the magicians must perform and vote on the winner
    • Enjoy an unforgettable performance that will leave you feeling like a kid
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    The Magic Duel at The Mayflower VIP Seating

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    When two sleight of hand experts compete for the title of D.C.’s Best Magician the results are hilarious, astonishing, and thoroughly entertaining. Tired of dinner and a movie? Audiences say The Magic Duel is “a perfect birthday night out, date night, girls night out or anything!” Two first rate snarkists battle live and onstage, for the title of DC’s Best Magician in The Magic Duel. This show is full of seriously funny magic that will fool you. Badly. Who will win? The audience is judge and jury. This show is a guaranteed amazing night out! It should definitely be some capital entertainment!
    The Magic Duel at The Mayflower VIP Seating

    1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

    • Witness an incredible display of magic as two popular magicians go head to head
    • Marvel at sleight-of-hand feats, card tricks, and other perplexing illusions
    • Decide which illusions the magicians must perform and vote on the winner
    • Enjoy an unforgettable performance that will leave you feeling like a kid
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    3 positive reviews
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    Scenic Lunch Cruise

    Experience the nation's capital on a scenic lunch cruise! On this Washington DC cruise, not only will you indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet, but there will also be live entertainment! Enjoy a colorful cast of perfo
    Scenic Lunch Cruise

    600 Water St SW, Washington DC

    • Experience the sights and sounds of the nation's capital on a scenic lunch cruise
    • Capture amazing views while enjoying a colorful cast of performers and a DJ to increase your entertainment
    • Spend two hours on the Potomac River and take in the historical and majestic scenery
    • Explore Alexandria, Virginia, one of the first established cities in the region
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    Make Your Own Sushi

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    Roll like a pro. You will learn all the steps to make a great sushi roll, including a demonstration on the sushi rice, which is arguably the most important part. You will make a traditional roll and an inside-out roll with the fillings of their choice from the chef’s seasonal selection of vegetables and fish. Once you know the method and techniques, be creative! The venue will also offer best wines for sale to perfectly pair with sushi to create a great meal!
    Make Your Own Sushi

    715 N Glebe Rd, Arlington

    • Develop your culinary skills with a sushi-making class
    • Learn to prep ingredients and combine them into perfect rolls
    • Enhance the fun with food and drinks available for purchase
    • Treat yourself to a fun social cooking experience
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