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TITLE: Intro to Kayaking (12-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: This introductory-level class is perfect for beginners or for those who want to learn how to paddle more efficiently. Learn about different kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices and safety gear. On the water, learn to move the boat in every direction using forward and reverse strokes, a turning stroke, a slice stroke and stopping maneuvers.

TITLE: Intro to River Kayaking (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Get prepped for paddling on the Potomac. This introductory level course covers river hazards, water safety and paddling basics. Fee includes equipment and half-day kayak rental (same day only). Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions.

TITLE: Kayak Tour Island Hopping (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Explore the upper Potomac River islands by kayak. Get started with the basics, and soon you will be maneuvering through the water. This is not a whitewater tour. No previous experience required. Kayaks provided, one and two person kayaks available. Download waiver and bring completed to tour. http://1.usa.gov/1aubG3L. Tour canceled in case of inclement weather or hazardous river conditions.

TITLE: Kayak Tour-Moonshine & Mayhem (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: What is now Riverbend Park once was a safe haven for illegal whiskey-making operations during the 1920s. Journey by kayak past river islands and discover its shady past. This is not a whitewater tour. No previous experience required. Kayaks provided. One-person and two-person kayaks available. Download waiver and bring completed to tour. http://1.usa.gov/1aubG3L. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions.

TITLE: Kayak Tour-Seneca to Riverbend (14-Adult
DESCRIPTION: This 8-mile river journey begins in the lazy waters above the old Seneca dam. After this lake-like stretch the pace quickens through riffles and small rapids as we weave through Seneca breaks, then past Watkins Island, and finally round the bend to Riverbend. Previous kayaking experience is required for this tour. Kayaks provided, one person per kayak. Download waiver and bring completed to tour.http://1.usa.gov/1aubG3L. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions.

TITLE: Kayak Tour-Sunset over Riverbend (14+)
DESCRIPTION: Experience the end of the day with a tour of the upper Potomac. Get started with the basics and in a short time you will be maneuvering through the water. This is not a whitewater tour. No previous experience required. Kayaks provided, one and two person kayaks available. Download waiver from http://1.usa.gov/1aubG3L and bring to tour. Tour canceled in case of inclement weather or hazardous river conditions.

TITLE: Kayaking for Fitness (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Get fit, relieve stress, and have fun soaking up the water's natural beauty. This beginning kayak class teaches flat and moving water kayaking basics while increasing fitness. Students progress from flat water to navigating riffles and small rapids. Kayaks are recreational/touring types. Helmets, PFDs, paddles, and kayaks are provided.

TITLE: Potomac Float and Fish (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Spend the day fishing from a kayak as we paddle from Algonkian Regional Park to Riverbend in search of smallmouth bass. A Riverbend naturalist leads you to the best holes on this scenic stretch of undeveloped river. Kayak and fishing experience is recommended. Tackle provided, rods available for rent. Bring a bagged lunch. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. VA/MD Fishing License required for anglers over 16.

TITLE: Sunrise Kayak Tour (14-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy breathtaking views as the summer sun rises over the Potomac River. Paddle with a naturalist and learn about the historical and natural beauty of this island-dotted section of the Potomac. This is not a whitewater tour. No previous experience required. Kayaks provided; one and two-person sit-on-top kayaks available. Download waiver and bring completed to tour: http://1.usa.gov/1aubG3L.

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