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Outfitters and Instruction

Listed in alphabetical order.

Alpine Whitewater Française


Custom whitewater kayaking trips in the French Alps.  This summer we are planning three trips, that will explore some of the world's most scenic and delightful whitewater.   As well as the culture, cuisine and other delicacies of the region.


Antietam Creek Canoe

We are a unique Maryland Canoe, Kayak & Tube, Livery in an Old Power Plant up here right on historic Antietam Creek. We run trips, rent canoes kayaks and tubes, teach paddling In the Antietam Creek and Seneca Creek areas of the Potomac; peddle Antiques when we're not paddling and generally have a nice time.  It's as fun and exciting up here as it is historic and beautiful. Bring the Kids & the dog!

Blue Mountain Outfitters
We are a Paddlesports Business. We specialize in canoe, kayak, and
stand-up paddleboard (SUP) retail sales, livery services and repair services. We also design, manufacture, and sell our own line of canoe and kayak trailers.  We are located in Marysville, PA, just north of Harrisburg, and offer a complete online store.

Calleva Logo

Calleva’s mission is to get people of all ages outdoors, promoting personal growth, group cooperation & environmental stewardship through educational & challenging experiences on the river, trail & farm. 1-301-216-1248,


Canoe Kayak and Paddle Co. LLC

We teach paddling and Certify Instructors in Paddlesports, Coastal/River Kayak/ Canoe. We teach, train and Assess ACA L1- L4 paddling skills, Trip Leader skills and folks that just want to paddle better & safer. We lead paddling trips with instruction. WE  donate 10% of our profits to Potomac Riverkeeper, WVA River Coalition and CBF. Discount for ACA certification for CCA members. Call Mike at 703 264 8911.


Downriver Canoe Company
Downriver Canoe Company

Located in the stunning Shenandoah Valley, a short distance from Washington DC, the South Fork of the Shenandoah is a flowing mountain river long recognized as one of the premier canoeing rivers in the East.

Fletcher's Cove Boathouse

4940 Canal Rd NW,
Washington, D.C. 20007

(202) 244-0461

Key Bridge Boathouse
3500 Water St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Liquid Adventurers Kayak School

In the Washington, DC area, you are never far from the Potomac River. In a few minutes you can be far from the city, and in full immersion with the river. Tell your friends about the Metro area's friendliest school of paddling. In nearby West Virginia, in Canada, in Colorado, and in Mexico, where ever new river adventures are always waiting for you, we paddle rivers carefully selected for your skills. Our many top instructors are your friends on and off the water. For all the enjoyment that we get in the sport, there is none better than to share it with you. Whether you are just discovering river kayaking, or are an experienced, Class IV paddler, you can expect from us every time out, caring instruction, depth of experience, and sheer enthusiasm for the sport.


Maximum Whitewater Performance

Maximum Whitewater Performance features world class paddling gear by David Hearn including: lightweight custom composite boats, custom kayak and canoe paddles, plus Rapidstyle paddle jackets, float vests; Wild-Water helmets; Snapdragon sprayskirts; paddlebags; books, outfitting and repair materials. David Hearn offers individual and group coached sessions in racing or river play for canoe and kayak paddlers of all ages.  Located in Bethesda, Maryland.



Nantahala Outdoor Center 

Nantahala Outdoor Center is the nation's largest outdoor recreation company. Over a half million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 80 different whitewater rafting and land-based itineraries, learn to kayak at NOC's world-renowned Paddling School, travel to 12 foreign countries with NOC's Adventure Travel program, test the latest outdoor gear and shop at its flagship retail stores or enjoy NOC's resort amenities such as its four restaurants and multi-tiered lodging. A privately-held, employee-owned company, NOC is one of the largest employers in Western North Carolina and 22 Olympians and Olympic coaches have called NOC home. NOC has been recently recognized by The New York Times as the "Nation's Premiere Paddling School," "The Best Place to Learn" byOutside, and as "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic ADVENTURE.

Outdoor Excursions
Outdoor Excursions

Outdoor Excursions located on the banks of Antietam Creek between Historical Sharpsburg and Boonsboro MD since 1985 has conducted kayaking lessons and trips. We also offer canoeing, kayaking and tubing rentals, trips on historic Antietam Creek and the nearby Potomac River. Experienced American Canoe Association instructors provide an organized fun learning environment on all instructional trips. Just a short drive from Washington DC come out and enjoy the day or spend the weekend.


Potomac River Outfitters
Potomac River Outfitters

At Potomac River Outfitters is to provide custom kayak lessons and paddling trips to visitors and residents of Washington DC and the surrounding region. By utilizing our expertise gained over many years paddling and our large network of friends and colleagues we strive to offer a wide variety and evolving list of great adventure travel opportunities, unique guest instructor clinics, and development opportunities for the aspiring paddling professional.



River and Trail Outfitters

River & Trail offers guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, cycling & hiking trips in the historic, Harpers Ferry area. River trips & lessons take place in Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and Antietam Creek.



In 1938, mountain climbers Lloyd and Mary Anderson joined with 23 fellow Northwest climbers to found Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). The group formed a consumer cooperative to supply themselves with high-quality ice axes and other climbing gear. During the past six decades, REI has grown into a renowned international supplier of specialty outdoor gear, currently serving more than 1.8 million active members through 60 retail stores in the U.S. and by direct sales via the Internet, telephone and mail.


Shenandoah River Outfitters 

Scenic self-guided trips on the legendary Shenandoah River. Choose your method of exploring the beauty and fun of the Shenandoah River. Experience the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in our fully equipped River log cabins and mountain cottage. Tent camping with hot showers. A picnic table, charcoal grill and fire pit at each site. Camping under the trees & Stars. Pet Friendly! Kayaks and canoes for sale. Contact


Sweet Composites

We are distributors of FRP materials and supplies. We mainly serve the light-marine industry, primarily canoe and kayak manufacturers as well as boat repair shops, but we have customers in model aircraft, autobody work, and several other specialty composites markets. Our products are used for mold making, boat building, and repair work of all kinds. We handle a wide variety of fabrics in fiberglass (E-glass), S-glass, Kevlar® (aramid), graphite (carbon fiber), and polyester, all in quantities from one yard to full rolls. We carry epoxy resins, pigments, metal flake and many other fillers and additives. Types of seam tape include woven fiberglass, aramid, and polyester in several widths as well as bias tapes in fiberglass and aramid. Other products include mold releases and mold-prep products, Minicel® foam, neoprene materials and glue, shock cord, as well as basic tools, respirators, and other safety gear. 


Valley Mill Camp
Valley Mill Camp has been serving families in the Washington D.C. area since 1956, combining closeness to home with the atmosphere of an away camp. Located on more than sixty acres of deep woods, and surrounding a two acre spring fed lake, Valley Mill provides ample space for a vigorous camp program for both boys and girls.