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Thompson Boat Center

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Great Experience!

This location is primarily a rowing facility, but offers kayaking and canoeing. Upon arrival, you... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
New York City, New York
Great way to spend your day!

We rented a double Kayak on a Monday morning for 2 hours and had a fabulous time. The folks that... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio
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“Great Experience!”
Sep 6, 2017
“Great way to spend your day!”
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

This location is primarily a rowing facility, but offers kayaking and canoeing. Upon arrival, you fill out a form that is on a desk outside of the entrance. You are charged based on how long you are out on the kayak and they provide lifejackets...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We rented a double Kayak on a Monday morning for 2 hours and had a fabulous time. The folks that work here are so nice and make the whole experience easy and fun. The Kayaks are clean, the price is right and if your are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank bikingmom
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Good, fast and friendly service. Sup boards and kayaks. Nice to be on the water in hot weather! Right in the middle of the city.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ducov419
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Rented an aqua bike for a few hours and paddled up and down the river and around the island. Such a fun way to see around, and get some exercise too. Weather was incredible and the group really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Daniel K
Reviewed August 13, 2016

I went here two times, once by myself and the other time (the second time) with a friend. I was very pleased with my experiences both times. I love being near the wáter, so that is part of the reason. The staff are friendly. The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ayjay W
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Rented a kayak for two persons and rowed up the Potomac. Was lots if fun. Equipment was nice quality and I like the fact that they had lockers there. Ah and that they sold drinks and snacks. People were really friendly and helpful. We filled...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank bens9
Reviewed July 3, 2016

Loved the experience, nice people and not that crowded. Unfortunatelt they don't provide Stand Up Paddle Boarding, my favorite. If they did it would my favorite place on potomac. Enjoy :)

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Ashkan-Ashkan
Reviewed June 3, 2016

I tried to do this two years ago but, due to flooding, they were not renting anything. This time it was straight forward. I rented a one person sit on top kayak hoping to head to the Tidal Basin, but you are limited to going...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Vaughn G
Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The people here were really nice and friendly. We rented a tandem kayak and had a great view of the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument from the potomac. Prices are fair. Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Paul N
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nothing better than seeing the sights from the water. Staff is great -- if you're an experienced sculler -- rent a scull and row down the Potomac for a relaxing couple of hours. Their Learn to Row Program is excellent as well.

Date of experience: June 2015
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