OPEN THE OUTDOORS – Kayaking

We offer 3 types of kayaking trips:

Kayaking Lessons

Want to go kayaking, but unsure of your skill level or want to become comfortable on the water? Lessons are offered for ages 7 years and up. Each lesson is 1 hour in duration. Instruction will be given on paddling techniques, safety, non-skirted wet exits and entry, body posture, technique improvement, strokes, and more. The instructor would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about kayaking, whether it be how to properly secure your kayak on a vehicle or balancing in your kayak.

Lessons are available Saturdays at 9:00am and Sundays at 9:00am.

Cost:
$50 each person

Kayaking Fishing

Want to go fishing from a boat, but don’t have one? Come out for a 1 hour fishing trip on a kayak with all equipment and a launch provided. Kayak fishing is a guided trip that lasts 1 hour on the beautiful Patuxent River. There are several inlets around Greenwell State Park that we can go into and fish. Per the discretion of the instructor, and the skill level of the participant(s), we can go out into the river a little bit. For kayak fishing we use only single kayaks. The trips also offer the opportunity for wildlife viewing and a peaceful setting on the water.

Private kayak fishing groups are for 1-2 people. Kayaking fishing can also accommodate a group setting of 3-5 people.

Kayak fishing is for ages 7 and up. Kayak Fishing is available Saturday at 9:00 am or Sunday at 9:00 am.

Cost:
$50 each person
Pole & Bait: $10 each person

River Riders – Guided Tours

Want to go kayaking, but don’t have a kayak or place to kayak? Come out for a guided trip with all equipment and a launch provided. River Riders is a guided trip that lasts 1 hour (2 hour trips also available) on the beautiful Patuxent River. There are several beaches and inlets around Greenwell State Park that we will visit. Single and tandem kayaks are available for use. The trips offer the opportunity for wildlife viewing, going to a beach, and sunset paddling.

Cost:
$50 each person – 1 hour trip
$85 each person – 2 hour trip

* Minimum age for a single kayak is 10 years old.
* Minimum age for a tandem kayak is 7 years old.

How to dress, what to bring and what to expect

For all kayaking trips, please wear closed toed shoes (crocs/keens/water shoes/old sneakers) and clothes that can get wet. Please bring a water bottle. You are welcome to bring your own Coast Guard approved life jacket or one will be provided. Bring sunblock and bug spray if needed. Note: you will burn quicker out on the water than you do on land.