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Paddle the Anacostia River outside Nationals Park!

Experience the cheers of the crowd like never before! Paddle your way around the Capitol Riverfront in Southeast DC right outside Nationals Park and enjoy all the Anacostia River has to offer. Enjoy a paddle past DC’s historic Navy Yard and check out sites like the U.S. Capitol, USS Barry, and Fort McNair. You can even listen to the home run roar of Nationals Stadium or watch a Friday evening concert at Yards Park right from the water! You may even be lucky enough to catch a homerun ball.

Yards Park

Nearby Yards Park is a beautiful, relaxing spot loaded with exciting outdoor activities where you can enjoy a post-paddle picnic and ice cream, or just kick back and enjoy the sun. We recommend that you check out everything the park has to offer. Visit Yards Park and plan your paddle around the fun events that might be going on!

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Season Passes

Enjoy daily paddling!

2-Hour or 4-Hour pass options available
Early access to upcoming special events
A friend can paddle free of charge with you in a multi-occupancy boat!

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Group Event Inquiries

This form is for groups of 20 boats or more.

Ballpark - Group Event Inquiries
Preferred time of Event (Please note discounted rates are eligible on bookings Mon-Fri all day and Sat-Sun before 11am)
Preferred boat type (Select all that apply)

POLICIES & PAYMENT PROCEDURES

BLACKOUTS

No group events on holidays (Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day)

No discounts on weekends after 11am (event end time) or any time on Thursdays

ADULT CHILD RATIO

  • Under 8 = 1 adult* : 1 child 
  • Ages 8-12 = 1 adult* : 5 children (4 pedal boats) 
  • Ages 13-15 = 1 adult* : 8 children (6 pedal boats) 

* “adult” = 16 and older; at least one adult participant on the water must be over 18

Waivers must be completed by all minors' parents prior to the event.

RESTRICTIONS/GUIDELINES

  • Reservations and pre-payment are required for group events. Pre-payments must be made no later than 72 hours post booking. 
  • Groups not booked prior to 72 hours in advance cannot be guaranteed. 
  • One person must pay for full booking. 
  • No discounts on holidays, weekends after 11am or on Thursdays. 
  • Group reservations cancelled more than 72 hours in advance are eligible for refund of the pre-payment amount less a 10% registration fee or a full refund on to a gift card. 
  • No refunds will be provided for group events cancelled within 72 hours of the event time (this includes boats not used on day of event). 
  • A credit gift card will be provided for cancellations made after 72 hours, but a 20% registration fee will be deducted from the credit amount. 
  • Catering options are subject to their own cancellation policy. 
  • Rental period starts at the reserved time. No time will be added to your rental period if you are delayed arriving on site. 
Sending

Float Plan Agreement

All participants will need to complete the online waiver prior to arrival for your rental.

Download Float Plan Agreement

The waiver link can also be found in the green “Next Step” box in your rental confirmation email.

The link can be shared with all participants to complete so you are ready to go for your rental when you arrive on site.

Driving Directions

A GPS will usually find “Diamond Teague Park” OR the intersection of Potomac Ave. SE and First St. SE. There is plenty of street parking available, especially on the weekends, and a garage at Nationals Stadium. Just make sure you check the Nationals game schedule – public transportation is much easier than driving during baseball games.

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DC Metro

The nearest metro stop is Navy Yard (on the green line) and is just a short walk south on First St. SE toward the riverfront. We are on the dock with all the colorful boats and friendly staff in orange shirts!