Kayak (and other watercraft) rentals are now available at several locations in the greater Washington, D.C. area. It’s not business as usual as these companies cope with COVID-19. Please exercise good judgment in choosing to kayak and practice preventive measures:

  • social distancing
  • wearing a mask
  • not going out if you are showing or been around someone who has been showing symptoms

Kayaking vendors opening for 2020


Atlantic Kayak – Indian Head, Md.

We will be open for rentals starting Saturday, May 23. We require phone reservations at least 48 hours in advance of requested date. Please give us a call at 301-292-6455 between 10am-5pm.

Belle Haven Marina, Alexandria (Fairfax County), Va.

NOTE: Please DO NOT come to Belle Haven Marina if you have a fever, are feeling ill, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

The marina is open for slip holders, vessel launching, and limited weekday and weekend rentals. Visitors must maintain 6’ distance from other visitors at all times. Visitors are asked to please wear masks when in the marina office, and are also encouraged to wear masks outside…

Boating in DC – Washington, D.C. (Thompson Boathouse and District Wharf)
Starting May 29, 2020 Boating in DC will be open by RESERVATION ONLY at two locations, Thompson Boathouse and District Wharf. Registration is online only. All equipment will be sanitized after each use. Masks required.

CapitalSUP – Annapolis, Md.

No additional details

Previously, I mentioned that Penguin Paddling is open.

Still not open – public park authorities and most Boating in DC locations.

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DC Area Kayak Rentals

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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