Smothered by the August heat? Take a splash with a fun adventure on the water.
Here are our picks to beat the heat!

  1. Penguin Paddling
    Located on the Occoquan River, Penguin Paddling offers Kayak tours exploring beautiful wildlife and traveling by different historic buildings. Penguin Paddling is first come, first served, so to insure rentals will be available, we recommend arriving at noon.
  2. River Riders
    River Riders offers both rafting and tubing down the beautiful water of Harpers Ferry. Located only an hour from DC, an exciting day trip is in store! Be sure to book in advance before making the trip!
  3. Boating in DC
    Make a reservation with Boating in DC to experience a unique tour by water. With eight different boat houses along the Potomac, you have the option to choose the perfect location. Kayaking, paddle boarding, and much more, Boating in DC offers several water experiences on the Potomac River for a hot August day.
  4. Shenandoah River Adventures
    On our Shenandoah River Canoe Trips, you will have a great time on the beautiful Shenandoah River. Rent a canoe, kayak or do some tubing on this scenic Virginia river.
  5. Front Royal Outdoors
    All of their river trips are perfect for individuals, families, or groups and are designed for your enjoyment on novice to intermediate class waters. Front Royal Outdoors will gladly provide all the equipment you need per your chosen trip, including efficient shuttle service to the river. Come out and let the spirit of the river flow through you as you float the legendary South Fork of the Shenandoah.
  6. Harpers Ferry Adventure Center
    They offer awesome river adventures from the relaxing to the wet & wild. Their most popular activity, and is the perfect way to enjoy the scenery of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, have great fun with family and friends, and take it easy on a hot summer day. They provide the equipment and the logistics, the river provides the rest!