Classes

Kayak Orientation

Looking to get out on a paddle, but don't know your aft from your anchor?

During our one hour lesson, our seasoned instructors will go over boating safety, equipment, basic strokes and maneuvers to get you pointed in the right direction! This class is geared toward first-time boaters looking to get acquainted with the water and learn some basic strokes and maneuvers in a kayak. Classes are capped at 8, so you'll have plenty of direct instruction. Includes boat rental, life jacket, paddle and the basic skills you'll need to navigate the Potomac & Anacostia.

Price includes boat rental, life jacket and paddle. This class is FREE for season passholders.

Available at: Key Bridge Boathouse      Ball Park Boathouse      National Harbor     
Kayak Workshop
$

Kayak Workshop

Are you hooked? Caught the kayaking bug, and ready to bring your skills to the next level?

This three hour workshop is geared toward the beginner paddler who has been in a kayak once or twice, but is eager to learn more. Learn efficient stroke techniques to help you paddle greater distances; improve your ability to maneuver the boat around those obstacles in your way; and review water safety techniques to keep your paddling companions and yourself safe on the river, like what to do if your boat tips over. Small classes of 6 enjoy lots of attention from our seasoned instructors.

Price includes boat rental, life jacket and paddle. There is a 20% discount offered to season passholders.

Available at: Key Bridge Boathouse     
Kayak Immersion
$

Kayak Immersion

If becoming a proficient paddler is your goal, than this is the best way to start!

This full day workshop covers strokes and rescues. We will spend the day covering strokes and allow plenty of practice time and opportunities for individual review and coaching. As we move through the day we will address the "What if?" by spending time in the water rescuing each other and ourselves. We provide plenty of time to build our overall confidence and have some fun.

Price includes boat rental, life jacket. There is a 20% discount offered to season passholders.

Available at: Key Bridge Boathouse     
Stand Up Paddleboard Orientation
$

Stand Up Paddleboard Orientation

Our instructors have spent years in Australia, Hawaii and California learning the fine art of SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding) just to teach you!

The 60 minute class goes over basic water safety, how to launch and dock, how to stand on the board, proper stroke form and all the necessary techniques in between. Price is $35 per person and includes our higher end paddleboards and carbon paddles - so you look like a pro from the start. This class is FREE for season passholders.

By the end, you'll be surfing up and down the Potomac!

Available at: Key Bridge Boathouse      National Harbor     
Sup 201
$

Stand Up Paddleboard Workshop

Brah! Grab your Go-Pro and get ready to take your paddleboarding game to the next level! In this 3 hour class, you will learn sweet new turns, fancy footwork, advanced strokes, and improved forward stroke. We use our shorter, higher-end boards, reserved for classes only.

Price includes paddle, lifejacket and board rental. There is a 20% discount offered to season passholders.

This workshop is designed for beginner paddleboarders, but there won't be any Potomac greenhorns left by the time you're done!

Available at: Key Bridge Boathouse      National Harbor     
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
$

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

The tranquility of floating on water and the meditative nature of yoga are in natural harmony during SUP Yoga. Enjoy the low-impact, muscle-toning, great outdoors SUP experience while moving and breathing mindfully through yoga poses on the board.

Classes are 1 hour & 15 minutes; no yoga experience required. There is a 20% discount offered to season passholders.

*SUP yoga is designed for experienced SUP'ers. If you need experience, take our SUP Orientation class!

Available at: Key Bridge Boathouse     
Sunrise Community Paddle
FREE

Sunrise Community Paddle

Join us for an early morning paddle with fellow paddling enthusiasts! Each day we'll pick a different route, everyone will get on their boards, then we will paddle, and laugh, and have a general great time. After the paddle, we will usually go to a local coffee shop for some bean, or enjoy some right here on the docks!

This is a great way to meet fellow paddling enthusiasts, get on the water before anyone else, and start your day off right!

Free for anyone who attends, but advance sign-up required. We please ask for an optional donation for rentals, all proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Available at: Key Bridge Boathouse     
Sunrise Yoga on the Dock
$

Sunrise Yoga on the Dock

Can you hear the water rolling gently under the floating docks, the sun rising gently over Washington, the start of a new day gently awakening the soul. Tranquility... serenity... bliss... etc. This is Saturday morning sunrise yoga on the docks!

This is an hour long class. Please bring your own mat (we only have floating ones). There is a 20% discount offered to season passholders.

Available at: Key Bridge Boathouse     

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