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    Sunset Paddle at National Harbor

    Boating in DC
    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!
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    Intro to Kayaking (Key Bridge)

    Boating in DC
    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!
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    Kayaking Essentials (Key Bridge)

    Boating in DC
    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!
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    Twilight Kayak Adventure

    Boating in DC
    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!
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    Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

    Boating in DC
    SUP. No, not the friendly and informal greeting, short for "What's up?" -- the sport! Experience a fun and exciting day out on the water learning how to SUP, or Stand-Up Paddleboard. During this 75 minute absolute beginners class, develop a greater understanding of water safety, as well as fundamental SUP techniques like how to launch and dock, how to stand and balance on the board, proper stroke form, and all the necessary details in between. With the help of seasoned instructors, who have spent years in Australia, Hawaii and California learning the fine art of Stand-Up Paddleboarding, you'll be out surfing down the Potomac in no time!
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    Capitol Riverfront Evening Tour

    Boating in DC
    If you've never experienced the vibrant Capitol Riverfront neighbourhood of DC, then you need to take part in this kayaking adventure! Never kayaked before? Don't worry, this is a great tour for beginners, and your friendly instructor will make sure you learn the proper way to paddle, steer, and stay the course. On this tour you'll kayak your way through picturesque views of this 500-acre neighborhood located along the wide stretch of the Anacostia River. Take in the sites as you paddle along the calm waters and witness some gorgeous sights. You'll glide past establishments like the Capitol, Navy Yard, USS Barry, and Fort McNair. Kayak, life jacket, and paddle are all included. See the sunset from a new perspective, and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings.
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    Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding (Key Bridge)

    Boating in DC
    SUP. No, not the friendly and informal greeting, short for "What's up?" -- the sport! Experience a fun and exciting day out on the water learning how to SUP, or Stand-Up Paddleboard. During this 75 minute absolute beginners class, develop a greater understanding of water safety, as well as fundamental SUP techniques like how to launch and dock, how to stand and balance on the board, proper stroke form, and all the necessary details in between. With the help of seasoned instructors, who have spent years in Australia, Hawaii and California learning the fine art of Stand-Up Paddleboarding, you'll be out surfing down the Potomac in no time!
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