Kayak Tour of the DC Monuments

  • Participants

    Age 12 & up

  • Skill level: 1
    Beginner
  • Fitness level: 2
    Easy Active

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! REI Outdoor School Instructors will be your guide on this incredible paddling tour. 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 stop for a catered box and take in the beauty of Roosevelt Island, a sanctuary for wildlife and waterfowl. We'll finish the day paddling back downriver, providing another opportunity for views (and photos) of the monuments.

Gear provided by REI:

  • Dry Bag
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Lifejacket
  • Lunch
  • Paddle
  • Touring/Recreational Kayak

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