Kayak Orientation at Fletchers Cove
 
 
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Kayak Orientation at Fletchers Cove
Registration & Cancellation Policies for Reservations
You'll need to pay for your event when registering in order to guarantee your spots.
If you can't make your reservation, group, class or tour and you tell us more than 48 hours beforehand, we are happy to re-book you if spots are available. If you realize less than 48 hours before the lesson, unfortunately it might be  too late to re-book. There are no refunds unless we cancel due to circumstances like weather.
If weather is a factor, we will let you know about a cancellation at least 2 hours prior, in which case we will give you the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
If you are taking a class we need a minimum number of students and if it looks like there won't be enough; we'll let you know at least 24 hours before the lesson. But you don't have to miss out! You can reschedule your lesson at no cost, or just get a full refund. It's up to you.
 
Liability Waiver
Everyone in your party needs to complete the online waiver before arrival!
 
Please: complete the waiver online here
 
Let us know if you have questions.
Directions and Check-In

Directions and Check-In

We are located at Fletcher’s Cove, and our driveway entrance is on the west side of Canal Road at 4940 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Washington, DC 20007. The driveway will take you through a tunnel and around to the boathouse site.

When you arrive, check in at the front desk. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to get yourself situated.

GPS

You can put Boathouse at Fletchers or 4940 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Washington, DC 20007 into your GPS. Just note that if you’re heading Southbound on Canal, it will be a sharp, steep turnoff to the right, if you’re coming Northbound on Canal, it will be a cross-traffic, steep turn to the left. Once you’re in the driveway, you will stay on the road it past the first small lot and through the tunnel to the boathouse parking lot. 

Biking

Biking is a great way! We are located along the Capital Crescent Train, and there are bike racks at the boathouse, so we encourage you to bike, paddle and bike some more! Please bring your own locks.

Metro/Public Transit

Unfortunately, Fletcher’s is not easy to reach by public transportation as it’s 2.7 miles from the closest metro stop (Tenleytown-AU). The closest transit option is the D6 bus that passes through Georgetown, and stops at NW MacArthus BV & NW U St, which is a 10 – 15-minute walk from the boathouse.

Parking

There is a large parking lot on site at Thompsons once you exit the tunnel. Additionally, if the lot is full, there is National Park parking along the driveway before the tunnel and a footbridge that will take you across the canal and towpath to the boathouse.

What to Wear and Bring
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign a waiver and go through a safety orientation.
You'll want to bring the following:
  • Water
  • Light snack
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with retaining strap
  • Appropriate clothing that can get a little wet -- please check weather conditions prior to attending class, and dress accordingly
Don't forget your smile and some enthusiasm. We'll take care of the rest!
Season Passholders
 
These classes are offered 50% Off to our season pass holders. If you are a season pass holder, please be sure you bring your member card with you upon arrival.