Calm Water Kayaking Tours

CALM WATER KAYAK TOURS $95 (with guide,gear included) 2hrs

You may book a date/time by calling (301)840-7388 and paying over the phone with your credit card. WE DO NOT HAVE ONLINE SCHEDULING.


Sat May 20th 11:00am-1:00pm
Sat May 27th 11:00am-1:00pm

If you are using a DEAL VOUCHER you may schedule by email; YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR VOUCHER CODE AND PHONE NUMBER in your email. We will send you a confirmation email with all the info you need for your lesson, including directions, what to wear, and cancellation policy

. Weekday tours can be arranged. A minimum group size of 10 is required for weekday reservations.

CALM WATER TOURS begin the first weekend in May (conditions permitting). .

Valley Mill has traditionally been known as the premier whitewater kayak school in the DC area. Just check out our "Valley Mill History" page for proof of that fact. We also do lessons and guided trips on calm,scenic flat water.

Valley Mill has been teaching whitewater kayaking since 1956, but we also like to get into the calm water world as well, with our new Calm Water Kayaking Tours.

Valley Mill uses the Jackson Riviera sit on top kayak for this tour.This kayak is perfect for the calm water world. The Riviera is super stable, easy to paddle, and very beginner friendly. You are sitting with your legs exposed and not enclosed inside of the kayak, like you would be in a regular whitewater kayak. Check out the video of the Jackson Riviera in action below;

Calm Water Kayaking tours will be two hours in length and take place on the Potomac River out of Riley's Lock. (See our Directions page) and all gear is included in this guided tour. You must schedule ahead of time to book this tour.

Calm Water Kayaking tours will take place on weekends from May to the end of Sept.

After you schedule, you will meet at Riley's Lock at the Valley Mill Kayak School trailer, your VMKS instructor will guide you on a two hour tour of a beautiful section of the Potomac River where you will glide across serene, calm water and view beautiful scenery, wild birds, turtles, and more as you explore the Potomac River.

This trip is perfect for children 13 and older and families. This is a very beginner friendly guided tour.

COST is just $95 per person, all gear and guiding services included.

You can email to schedule. If you are using a discount voucher, include the voucher info and code.

NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted within 24 hours of a scheduled tour for any reason whatsoever. Valley Mill may change the schedule based on river and weather conditions. Tours take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather Valley Mill will cancel as needed, and students will be issued a credit towards a future tour.