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Boating In DC

3500 Water St NW, at Key Bridge Boathouse, Washington DC, DC 20007-3549
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Suddenly you don't feel like you are in DC anymore!

A very easy way to get on the water and see DC in a different way. While it is nice seeing the... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Jess_the_TravelBug
Beware of these CONMEN!

Despite having paddled for exactly one hour, I have been charged 1 h 18 minutes because they set... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Nicolas B
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Rent kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards, or take a class or tour and explore some of DC's greatest sights from the water! No experience necessary, and no reservations required for rentals. Monument tours and classes available, reservations online.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3500 Water St NW, at Key Bridge Boathouse, Washington DC, DC 20007-3549
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

A very easy way to get on the water and see DC in a different way. While it is nice seeing the monuments (only Lincoln and Washington) from the water, I prefer going to the right and feeling like I am in nature instead of...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Despite having paddled for exactly one hour, I have been charged 1 h 18 minutes because they set the timer when you arrive and stop it when returning to the counter. So basically I have been charged for changing my clothes twice. I weren't a...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The location in Georgetown is good though you need to look for free street parking spaces. Weekends are kind of busy but there's a flat rate garage parking along M Street. Services was great. Nice staff upon check-in until you check-out. We have an 8-year...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I have done this several times. I usually do a kayak in the morning when they open so it is not that hot out yet. A FUN thing to do and a great way to see some sites. Very relaxing. I highly recommend this. I...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We're on vacation from Chicago and we were excited for a monument tour in kayaks on the river. This was a disappointment. The tour started late and they seemed surprised that we were there. I recommend renting kayaks and skipping the so called tour. Our...More

Thank Walter S
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

My partner and I had a really good time taking a double kayak out for an hour one afternoon. The staff seems like mostly high school and college kids and they're friendly and pretty nonchalant, which I like. The boats, vests and paddles are in...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Make sure you are ready before you check in. They start charging you based on your check in time not on actually how long you are on the water. Also the manager gave me a discount and then took it back....

Thank Greg L
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Three of us took the Capitol Riverfront Twilight Tour. Reserving the tour online was reasonably fast and easy. We used Lyft, so parking was not an issue. Our guide, Robert, was quite knowledgeable about the area, invited questions, and wanted everyone to have a good...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Website is a mess. Called to try to get information and make an appointment, all lines busy, left a message. They never called back. Total waste of time.

Thank output555
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We love renting kayaks from the Key Bridge Boathouse. It is so conveniently located in Georgetown. If you kayak towards the Kennedy Center you get to see the monuments and Washington Harbor. If you kayak in the opposite direction you get to enjoy pure nature...More

Thank Diane B
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