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Paddle Pennyfield

Come explore the beautiful upper Potomac River surrounded by the views of Sycamore trees and animal sounds.

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Full Moon Kayak

Experience the river in a “new light”!

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Potomac Adventure Tour

Experience your first whitewater from a sit-on-top kayak!

Kayak The Monuments

See D.C. from a different perspective! See Georgetown, the monuments, and Virginia from the river.

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2022 Full Registration Coming Soon

Discover and explore the beautiful Potomac River in easy-to-paddle boats. From a first river trip, a first date, or showing guests around DC– River Tours are fun for everyone!

Paddle Pennyfield

Explore a part of the Potomac River that you can only experience from the seat of your kayak. During this trip we will be weaving between islands searching out for Bald Eagles, Turtles, and other types of wildlife that live on the shores surrounded by summer foliage. No experience necessary for this amazing adventure.

Calleva provides all necessary paddling gear, snacks, and a knowledgeable guide. Ages 12-120

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Itinerary:

  • Meet your group at Pennyfield Lock
  • Get fitted for Personal Flotation Device (PFD), Paddle, and Kayak
  • Launch on Muddy Branch Creek
  • Paddle into the Potomac River
  • As you paddle between islands your guide will point out historical points, wildlife, and local lore
  • Paddle back to Pennyfield Lock.

 

Location: Pennyfield Lock

Cost: $145
4 Hours, 1-5 pm
All equipment included
2022 Dates:  May 15 and 29, June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, Aug. 7 and 21, Sept. 4 and 25, Oct 9

Ages 12+

Full Moon Kayak

Find your zen under the stars while kayaking on the Potomac River. This 4 hour tour starts with an introduction to your gear along side a cook-out style dinner. We will launch on the scenic Seneca Creek, get some basic instruction, and head out to the Potomac River to enjoy the night-scape. Once we have had our fill we will head back to land to enjoy a fire and drinks.

Calleva provides all necessary paddling gear, snacks, and a very knowledgeable guide.

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Itinerary:

  • Meet your guide at Riley’s Lock
  • Get fitted for Personal Flotation Device (PFD), Paddle, and Kayak
  • While getting geared up enjoy a cookout-style dinner.
  • launch before sunset on Seneca Creek
  • Paddle into the Potomac River and your guide will point out constellations, planets, and natural sights.
  • Paddle back to Riley’s Lock and enjoy a bonfire and your favorite fireside beverage (BYOB)

 

Location: Riley’s Lock

Cost: $155
4 Hours, 6-10 pm
All equipment included
2022 Dates: June 11, July 15, Aug 12, Sept 10, Oct 8

Ages 12+

Potomac Adventure Tour

Your first whitewater experience in the easy to use sit-on-top kayaks! In this no experience necessary river tour, you will get acquainted with your one-person kayak and gear on the flat water of Seneca Creek. Then paddle under the historic sandstone aqueduct into the wide Potomac River! You will cruise down the waves and fast current of a class II section of whitewater called the Seneca Breaks. End your trip with a float past islands and greenery before taking out at the boat ramp at Pennyfield Lock!

Calleva provides all necessary paddling gear, a knowledgeable guide, and shuttle back to your car.

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Itinerary:

  • Meet and greet Calleva Instructor at Riley’s Lock
  • Get fitted for Personal Floatation Device (PFD), Helmet, Paddle, and Kayak
  • Head out Seneca Creek and into the Potomac River
  • Paddle down the Seneca Breaks
  • Enjoy scenery and wildlife
  • Paddle up Muddy Branch Creek to the boat ramp
  • Take a shuttle bus back to Riley’s Lock

 

Location: Riley’s Lock

Cost: $145
4 Hours: 1- 5 pm
All equipment included
2022 Dates: May 28, June 4 and 25, July 9 and 23, Aug. 6 and 20, Sept. 3 and 24

Ages 12+

Kayak the Monuments

See Georgetown, the monuments, and Virginia from the river! After getting to know your guide they will take you out on the boundary channel, quickly you will feel as though you are no longer near a major city as you will begin to see wildlife such as turtles, herons, and Osprey. You will paddle under bridges and into the Potomac where you will the skyline of DC for the firs time. We will take a stop at Roosevelt Island to admire the monument, after that we will paddle on over to the Georgetown waterfront. We will paddle along the banks of DC, while your guide explains what buildings are what, the history of the city, and of course the monuments. Once we get our fill we will paddle across the Nation’s River back to the south side of the Boundary Channel to where we began.

Calleva provides all necessary paddling gear, snacks, and a knowledgeable guide.

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Itinerary:

  • Meet and greet Calleva Instructor at Columbia Island Marina
  • Get fitted for Personal Floatation Device (PFD), Paddle, and Kayak
  • Head out through the boundary channel and into the Potomac River
  • Stop at Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Paddle to the Georgetown waterfront, past Rock Creek, and the Tidal Basin all while learning the rich history of the DC area.
  • Paddle up the south end of the boundary channel back to Columbia Island Marina

 

Location: Columbia Island Marina

Cost: $145
4 Hours: 12- 4 pm
All equipment included
2022 Dates: May 21 and 22, June 18 and 19, July 16 and 17, Aug. 13 and 14, Sept. 17 and 18

Ages 12+