Ghosts of the Potomac: Mallow's Bay Kayak Tour


$140 for REI Members

$160 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Minimum age 12
  • Group size 8 people
  • Instructor REI Experiences guides

Gain a fresh perspective on a beloved local treasure with this mellow kayak tour of Mallow's Bay. Mallow's Bay on the Potomac River is host to the largest fleet of shipwrecks in North America. These wrecks have grown new life as native plants have grown new roots atop them and formed a unique ecology unlike anyplace else. Ideal for anyone - no prior paddling experience required - you can hone your kayaking skills while exploring the Potomac's most idyllic hidden nooks. Learn all about the surrounding ecosystem, and maybe even catch a glimpse of an osprey, a great blue heron, or even a bald eagle. The best thing about this tour? We do all the planning and packing (lunch is provided)--you just have to show up. We can't wait to paddle with you!

  • Explore a historical site by kayak
  • Practice paddling skills in a supervised environment
  • Learn about the history and ecology of Mallow's Bay
  • Transportation provided
  • Catered lunch provided
  • Paddling equipment provided

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