DC Monuments Kayak Tour

  • Participants

    Age 12 and up

  • Fitness level: 3


With a river lined by monuments, museums, historic neighborhoods, and national parks, downtown DC is certainly one of the most beautiful cityscapes in North America. Escape the crowds and experience the beauty and splendor of our Nation's Capital from the best spot in town - the cockpit of a kayak! We'll depart on the Virginia side of the river, and paddle up past the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin. We'll paddle underneath the iconic Lincoln Memorial and the Arlington Memorial Bridge, past the Kennedy Center and towards the Georgetown Waterfront. We'll finish the day paddling back downriver, providing another opportunity for views (and photos) of the monuments. This trip is ideal for anyone - no prior paddling experience required. Plan to paddle about 5 miles total be in your kayak for about 3 hours.

Gear provided by REI

  • Group First Aid Kit - Our guides carry a comprehensive first aid kit, but you are welcome to bring any personal first aid-items that you prefer.
  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Kayak
  • Dry Bag
  • Paddle Jacket

5 sessions available