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Anne Arundel County

2024 SEASON: Thursday-Sunday – 10:00am-7:00pm starting Memorial Day weekend.

CapitalSUP’s newest location doesn’t even show up on their web site yet. An instagram post made the annoucement on May 1. Kayakers can paddle on Mill Creek and Dividing Creek. Located at Ferry Point Marina and its restaurant.

WEB SITE: Whoof on the Wharf

2023 SEASON:
May 13 – June 18: Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
June 24 – August 28: Saturday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Weekdays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Many kayak renters allow dogs on the boat; Whoof on the Wharf embraces it completely. Memberships are also offered.

Located on the South River, Whoof is has a restaurant nearby.

Getting there

🅿 – Free 

WEB SITE: Annapolis Canoe and Kayak

2023 SEASON: Summer Hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. ; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Memorial Day.

Annapolis Canoe and Kayak is unique in the region for being open year round. When the water temperature is between 50° F and 60° F wet suits are required. Below 50° F, dry suits are required.

Located on the Spa Creek side of Eastport, Annapolis Canoe and Kayak also rents standup paddleboards. Restaurants, including two steakhouses, oddly enough, are within a few blocks.

Getting there

🅿 – Free 

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Annapolis

WEB SITE: Capital SUP

2023 SEASON: May 26 – September 4, weekdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

While primarily a standup paddleboard purveyor, Capital SUP also rents kayaks. The Nautilus Point location is in the East Point section of Annapolis on Back Creek a tributary of the Severn River.

Getting there

🅿 – Free 

News

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Annapolis

WEB SITE: Capital SUP

2023 SEASON: May 26 – September 4, weekdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

While primarily a standup paddleboard purveyor, Capital SUP also rents kayaks. Quiet Waters Park charges a separate admission.

Quiet Waters is on Harness Creek, a tributary of the South River.

Getting there

🅿 – Free 

News

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  • Labor Day is last chance for 2023 at some DC Kayaking locations

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Deale, Md.

WEB SITE: Chesapeake Paddle Sports

2023 SEASON: Through October 31, daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Just off the Bay in Deale, CPS rents kayaks for paddling on Rockhold Creek, Tracey’s Creek, and Herring Bay. The immediate vicinity is full of marinas and restaurants.

Getting there

🅿 – Free 

News

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  • 2023 Independence Day DC kayaking

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    Most kayak rental locations in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland are open for Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. Washington, D.C. Ballpark Boathouse District Wharf Fletchers Cove Thompson Boat Center Key Bridge Boathouse Northern Virginia Belle Haven Marina Boat Rentals at Lake Anne – not open July 3 Burke Lake Park Marina (fishing license required)…


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Chesapeake Beach, Md.

WEB SITE: Rod & Reel Resort

2023 SEASON: March 27 – November 1, daily 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Primarily a charter fishing business in Chesapeake Beach, Rod & Reel also rents kayaks, pontoon boats and paddleboards. The marina is right on the Bay. The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum and restaurants are nearby.

Getting there

🅿 – Free 

News

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  • Labor Day is last chance for 2023 at some DC Kayaking locations

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    The last weekend of “summer” is also the final weekend many Washington, D.C. area kayaking locations are open. It’s a shame too, because September and October are also the best time of year for kayaking. Lower temperatures and dew points are a welcome respite after several months of hazy, hot and humid. Sadly, the DC…


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