This half-day kayaking trip follows the same course as our popular Whitewater Rafting trip and is the perfect option for guests in good physical condition, looking for a more challenging adventure.
Don’t be fooled by the funny name! Duckies are inflatable kayaks that seat one person each. The trip begins with a short flat water section on the Shenandoah River where you can practice paddling and steering before reaching the white water. No previous experience is necessary, and our guides will be available for questions, kayak instruction, basic paddling skills tips and river safety orientation.
As you continue your whitewater kayaking trip, you’ll encounter Bull’s Tail, the Shenandoah’s mile-long Staircase, Mad Dog, White Horse, Hesitation Ledge, Roller Coaster, and more!
You’ll paddle right by the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and experience the section of the river that has the view Thomas Jefferson claimed was “worth a trip across the Atlantic”. You’ll then continue your trip on the Potomac starting at the world-renowned gap between Bolivar West Virginia, Maryland Heights Maryland, and Loudoun Heights, Virginia.
At the end of your kayak journey, ride in style and comfort with an ATV ride back to the top from our exclusive private take-out. If you prefer to enjoy a walk after your trip – no problem at all, and you will enjoy more of the gorgeous views as you finish your outdoor activities.
Combine a kayaking trip with a visit to Old Town Harpers Ferry WV and you can enjoy a great day of river adventure and civil war history combined! It all makes for an awesome day trip from Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylania.
Our River guides are there to assist from a kayak or raft.
No previous experience is necessary.
May 1 – Sep 5, 2022
Mon – Fri
Adult $58 Youth $53
Adult $78 Youth $73
Adult $73 Youth $68
Adult $78 Youth $73
$7/person user fee and 6% sales tax will be added at checkout
9:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm & 3:30pm
Have your own Kayak and just need a place to park & a shuttle to & from the river? Our river shuttles are there for you.
At the time of booking, all guests must fill out a liability waiver for each participant in a booking. For fastest service, we recommend that you read and sign the liability waiver online during the purchase process. At that time a link to the online liability waiver is made available for sending via email to other participants in your booking so that they can also read and sign their waivers in advance of the trip.
Please note that anyone under the age of 18 MUST have a waiver filled out by a LEGAL parent or guardian.
Want to enjoy Potomac & Shenandoah River adventures a couple times or more this season? Season Passes are a great way to enjoy the river adventures all summer long! Gift Certificates are also available – a great way to give family and friends a fun and memorable experience.
For more outdoor activities and Potomac and Shenandoah river trip ideas, check out our whitewater rafting and whitewater tubing trips, camping & cabins, zipline tours, and our aerial ropes course. Or, if you prefer a mellow and relaxing time with your friends or family, check our flat water river tubing offering!