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Boating in the Washington, DC Area

Find information on boating in the Washington, DC area, including sailing, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating and scenic cruises along the Potomac River and in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
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Kayaking in Washington, DC
Kayaking is a popular activity in the Washington, DC area. Local sports outfitters and paddling organizations lead day trips and overnight excursions to a variety of kayaking destinations in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Find information about kayaking on the C & O Canal and the Potomac River

Washington DC Cruises along the Potomac River
Washington DC Cruises along the Potomac River. View the monuments from an hour-long or a lunch/dinner cruise.

Washington, DC Marinas
Washington, DC has several marinas that offer boat slips, cruises, charters, boating lessons and more. See an interactive map of the marines in the DC area.

Tidal Basin Paddle Boats
Tidal Basin Paddle Boats, boating with views of the Jefferson Memorial and the Japanese cherry trees on the Tidal Basin near the National Mall in Washington, DC

Capitol River Cruises
Capitol River Cruises offers a 45-minute historical narrative sightseeing tour of Washington, DC aboard a small river boat.

Fletcher’s Boat House
Fletcher’s Boat House is a bike and boat rental facility located on the Potomac River and the C & O Canal National Historical Park, near downtown Washington, DC.

Mule-Drawn Canal Boat Rides Along the C & O Canal in Washington, DC
Take a Mule-Drawn Canal Boat Ride and learn about the history of the C & O Canal in Washington, DC

National Maritime Heritage Foundation
A maritime organization on the DC southwest waterfront that offers sailing lessons, schooner cruises, and kids sailing programs.

Annapolis Cruises - Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay
Sightseeing cruises from Annapolis, Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, one or two hour cruises, half or full day cruises, multi-day excursions, private charters from Annapolis, Maryland

Washington Sailing Marina
Marina in Alexandria, Virginia just across the Potomac from Washington, DC. Rent a sailboat or a bike or take sailing lessons.

Belle Haven Marina and Mariner Sailing School
Sailing school in Alexandria, Virginia. Rent a sailboat, canoe or kayak.

Thompson Boat Center
Boating center in Georgetown. Rent a canoe or kayak or take rowing lessons on the Potomac River.

Fort Washington Potomac River Tours
The charter company offers specialty cruises and events aboard the Pelican, a 64 foot luxury yacht. Based in Fort Washington Marina in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Atlantic Kayak Company
Learn to kayak along the shores of Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon

Key Bridge Boathouse
Rent a rowboat, canoe or kayak in Georgetown

Springriver
Rent a canoe or kayak and take it with you for the weekend or longer. Store locations in Rockville and Annapolis, Maryland.

Annapolis Sailing School
Learn how to sail on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland. Sailing lessons and powerboat lessons for adults and special programs for kids.

Chesapeake Sailing School
Sailing classes in Annapolis, Maryland

Fair Wind Sailing School
This sailing school is based at Green Point Marina in Worton, Maryland and offers lessons on the Chesapeake Bay.

Cherry Blossom Cruises in Washington, DC
Visitors enjoy spectacular views of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC from a boat cruise during the Cherry Blossom season, find cherry blossom cruises in Washington, DC

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) in Washington DC
Learn about the best places for Stand Up Paddleboarding in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Find information on SUP rentals, lessons and more

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