Georgetown Waterfront, Washington, DC

Trip Description:

Almost 100 paddlers were out before the heat to enjoy the Georgetown Waterfront on the Potomac. The Potomac Riverkeeper led one of DC’s iconic paddles -- a guided paddle tour around Roosevelt Island. In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island.

Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah! was part of the Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH series presented nationally by Toyota and locally by the National Park ServiceMicrosoft, and Spindrift. Waterkeeper groups across the country are celebrating clean water with SPLASH events like ours! Spindrift was there offering up their refreshing seltzers. And several Microsoft employees joined us on the paddle!

Paddle Distance: 2.5 miles/2 hrs loop paddle

Paddle Level: Beginner

Arrival Location: Key Bridge Boathouse (near the very end of K Street, which turns into Water Street)

Arrival Time:  8:00 am registration, check in and bagel breakfast

Must be on the water by: 8:30 am

Boat Options and Costs:  

  • Canoe rental: $40 per canoe for up to two adults. 
  • Tandem Kayak rental: $40 per kayak. 
  • Single Kayak: $30 per kayak for one person 
  • Stand Up Paddleboard: $30 per SUP 
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat): $25 per boat 
  • The following "awesomeness" is included with each registration: rental canoe/SUP/kayak (or BYOB), personal flotation device for the day, paddle insurance, water trail map, commemorative t-shirt, and a one-year Potomac Riverkeeper Network membership to support clean water.
  • This event includes bagels, fruit and coffee before you hit the water!