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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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    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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    9 positive reviews
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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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    9 positive reviews
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    The Library - Sherlock's Study

    Do you fancy yourself a super sleuth? Put your deductive reasoning skills to the test during this interactive game based on the legendary Sherlock Holmes! During this escape room challenge, you'll be locked in a room decorated entirely in an immersive theme and loaded with hidden clues. It's up to you and your fellow teammates to exercise your powers of observation and sleuthing to unravel a mystery before your time is up. Collectively, you'll have to solve a collection of mysteries to prove you have what it takes to help Sherlock against the evil Professor Moriarty. But not to worry! For someone with your cunning, the challenge is sure to be quite "elementary."
    The Library - Sherlock's Study

    1730 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive, room escape game based on the fiction of Sherlock Holmes
    • Use your wits and intellect to search for clues in order to escape before your time's up
    • Work with a team of friends, family, work colleagues, or strangers to increase your odds of success
    • Feel the adrenaline rush of the time crunch as you race to unravel the puzzle and earn major bragging rights
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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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    Beginner Pot Throwing

    Pottery making is located at the intersection between feeling, learning and creating. Throughout this try-it class, you will gain knowledge in all the processes involved in a ceramic studio. With a unique Hawaiian hands on approach, this relaxing class will engage and stimulate your senses for a program that does more than just teach. During this class, you'll learn the throwing techniques necessary to create the pottery and clay projects you want! Come explore your artistic side and enjoy making a practical item!
    Beginner Pot Throwing

    11215 Lee Hwy Suite N., Fairfax

    • Learn the pot throwing techniques of pottery and create your own bowl or mug
    • Use a hands on approach and relax your senses while enjoying the creation process
    • Find the cross between feeling and creating through the processes of a ceramic studio
    • Create practical items that are durable, useful, and beautiful
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