Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards


Whether you want to rent a kayak to get away from it all or get all your friends onto paddleboards for the first time, we have ways for everyone to enjoy a day out on the water. Just stop by The Wharf Boathouse on Recreation Pier to get geared up.

Book classes and tours in advance. Walk-ups are welcome but equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reservations are highly recommended.

Single Kayak: $16/hour

Double Kayak: $22/hour (2 adults & 1 small child)

Daytime Kayak Monument Tour: $45

Twilight Kayak Monument Tour: $45

Kayak Orientation: $35/hour

Stand-up Paddleboard: $22/hour

Stand-up Paddleboard Tour: $45/90 minutes

Stand-up Paddleboard Orientation: $35/hour

Season Passes and Gift Certificates are also available.

Check The Wharf Boathouse or call 202.337.9642 for more information and to make reservations.

Prices and offerings subject to change. Restrictions apply. For our current list of water adventures, please click here.

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