Kayak & Wine on the Potomac from DC

Washington, DC

About

Join us for the perfect escape from the metropolitan megalopolis of Washington, DC!  Meet your bus and guide at Union Station for a departure at 9am. After a quick drive to the Potomac River, slip into your choice of single or tandem Kayaks and enjoy a 5 mile paddle that usually takes 2 to 2.5 hours to complete. After hitting the river, you’ll return to the campground and bus with your dry clothes (if you need them) and enjoy tasty picnic lunch. After a leisurely meal on the banks of the river, we’ll board the bus to head over to our favorite local winery and vineyard.

At the vineyard, you’ll enjoy a guided tasting of 9 wines and then have a chance to split a bottle with some friends and explore the vineyard before returning to the city.

Details

Pricing

$125 per person

Trip Includes

-2-2.5 hours of Kayaking down the Potomac River
-Choice of Single or Double Kayaks
-Tasty Picnic Lunch
-Vineyard Visit & Tasting of 9 wines
-Round-Trip Transportation from DC
-Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You

Pickup Locations

Union Station

Charter Bus Level

Bay 28

FAQ

How long is the trip?

The entire trip is about 10 hours.

What should I bring?
  • Clothes that you do not mind getting wet. i.e – bathing-suit, quick dry shorts/top, sports-bra, etc…
  • A pair of closed toed shoes. They will not let you on the river without them.
  • A dry change of clothes and shoes. This is a big one. We want you to be comfortable at the vineyard and to have a nice ride home, and a pair of dry clothes is the way to do it.
  • Waterproof camera / Go Pro. This is not necessary, but always a plus to capture the day with. We strongly vote against bringing your phones on the river with you, unless you have a waterproof case for it.
  • Food for the ride. Make sure you don’t end the ride on an empty stomach. Bring some snacks for the bus ride there and back!
  • Nalgene or water bottle. Always important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Especially in the summer, it can get quite hot on the river so bringing extra water is important!
  • Cash/Credit. We supply lunch for you, however if you want any equipment add ons or to purchase wine at the end of the day make sure you have some cash handy.
What should I take with me on the river?

Just yourself and a water bottle!

You can leave all of your belongings on the bus, as it will be locked throughout the day. If you want to bring your phone, please make sure it is in a protective waterproof case…there is a solid chance you’ll get wet.

Do you need to know how to swim to attend this trip?

Although it is not required, it is strongly suggested.

How long is the drive?

While it depends on traffic, the ride out to the river is usually 1.5-2 hours.

Can I bring my kids on the trip?

Unfortunately, no. This is an 21+ trip.

Can I drink on the river?

There is no drinking on the river or on the campground where we launch from and eat lunch. That said, you are free to drink at the Winery and/or bring a purchased bottle for the bus ride home.

Our Promise

We're committed to providing you with the best value and best customer service possible, this is the Sourced Adventures promise. We have a trained and capable Group Leader on every bus who not only ensures you get everything you came for, but that you have the best time possible. We go above and beyond and our staff does the same. If you have a bad experience, or if something prevents you from enjoying the activity the way it was supposed to be enjoyed pleased let us know and we'll do what we can to make it right. We want you to have an awesome time, period -- it's what we do.

Fine Print

Trip is nonrefundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss the event. In the event of a cancellation by the operator, your ticket will be fully refunded. Event subject to change/cancellation based on weather/river/snow level conditions. All trips run rain or shine; in the unlikely event of a cancellation you will be notified via email. For reschedules within 10 days of departure there is a $35 rescheduling fee per person. There are no reschedules or refunds for missing the bus or no-shows. Each ticket is good for one (1) person, unless specified otherwise. Trips involving alcohol are 21+ , valid ID required. All other trips are 18+. The deal is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. Provided transportation by Sourced Adventures is required; you may not drive yourself.

In order to attend any Sourced Adventure whether your ticket is purchased directly through Sourced Adventures, Inc. or any of it's affiliates, distributors or partners you are required to sign and submit a copy of our release of liability waiver before departure. We will collect your waiver on-site and by attending you must agree to our release of liability terms outlines in our waiver. The waiver is available for view or print here: sourcedadventures.com/waiver

If you have any additional questions, please reference our Policies and Fees page here: http://www.sourcedadventures.com/policies-and-fees/

Select photo credits to Steve Droter.