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Algonkian Morning Kayak Tour- Sept. 14, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)
Algonkian Regional Park 47001 Fairway Drive SterlingVA  20165
Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)
Algonkian Regional Park 47001 Fairway Drive SterlingVA  20165

Algonkian Morning Kayak Tour- Sept. 14, 2019

About This Activity

Description

Paddle among the islands that are stretched out on this beautiful section of the river. Learn about the natural world around you and general ecology of the area. Tours offered to ages 14 and older with an accompanying adult. $30 per person; includes rental boat, equipment and guided tour.

Participants are required to read and accept the Assumption of Risk and Indemnification Agreement during the registration process. Please click on the link to the right to view the document.

A full refund will be given in the event of a cancellation with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. No refund will be given for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice.

Unpredictable weather conditions are to be expected. Guides will assess the weather at the time of the tour. If it is unsafe, the trip will be rescheduled or cancelled. In the event of cancellation a full refund will be given.

PLEASE NOTE: While the tours at Algonkian are appropriate for beginners, we do spend half the time paddling up river against a modest current since we are on a river. People with little or no paddling experience may find that keeping their kayak going where they want while paddling against even a modest current frustrating. If you have little or no paddling experience, you may want to consider a tour at one of the other parks such as Pohick Bay or Fountain Head since those tours are on a bay or reservoir and generally don?t have to contend with current like you find on a river.


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

As with any exercise it is not advisable to eat a heavy meal just prior to attending your paddle tour. Canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding involves constant movement. Instructor(s) will lead warm-up activities at the beginning of the event to engage the body for the activity; this may be conducted on the water pending the activity.

WHAT TO BRING:

All participants must bring a water bottle.

Sun protection (if applicable) such as sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and lightweight, long sleeve shirt.

Appropriate water clothing - fibers like nylon, silk, synthetic and wool retain insulation properties even when they are wet and therefore, keep the body warmer.

Recommended footwear can be water shoes, strapped sandals, or any comfortable shoe that can get wet.

Change of clothes, shoes and towel for after the tour can be left in the car.

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Any items you do not want to get wet or loose items that may become disengaged while in the water. (cell phone, cameras, etc.)

Glasses should be secured with an eyewear retainer.


Age Category

Family

Location

Algonkian Regional Park, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA

Instructor

Ron Meister

Organizer Info

  • NOVA Parks - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

Map & Direction

Algonkian Regional Park 47001 Fairway Drive SterlingVA  20165
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