Potomac River Boat Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of our more common inquiries. If you still have questions, please call us at 703-677-1357, or use our contact page.
What boat rental services do you offer?

We offer open bow and smaller motorboats for exploring the Potomac River region, as well as kayak and paddleboard rentals for exploring the Neabsco Creek wetlands, Leesylvania State Park, and Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge.

Do I need any special training to rent powerboats, kayaks, or paddleboards?

No special training is needed, however we do require all users to receive an orientation and view a safety video. You may opt to obtain your boating safety certification from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. For more information, click here.

 

A free paddle sport safety certification is available from BoaterExam.com. For more information, click here.

How far can I travel in your powerboats, kayaks, or paddleboards?

We will provide you with a detailed map outlining our allowed areas of operation.

What items should I bring with me?

Appropriate clothing for the weather and your type of outing. (Optional: change of clothes.)
Sunscreen, hat, and cover shirt to prevent sunburn.
Plenty of water or sports drinks (No glass or alcohol please).
Ziploc or waterproof bags for securing important items.
Give careful consideration before bringing expense items that you can't get wet (cameras and phones).

Do you have policies regarding bringing children?

Children are welcome on all our vessels! No one other than lessee may operate our powerboats. All minors must be accompanined by a guardian when using our kayaks or paddleboards.

Are we allowed to bring pets on your boats?

Pets are not allowed on our powerboats. Pets are allowed with kayak and paddleboard rentals. Please use good judgment in terms of assessing your pets experience and comfort on the water.

Is a deposit required?

A deposit is required for powerboats; please contact us for more information.

Is the cost of gas included with powerboat rentals?

A fee is assessed for gas usage. Note: All gasoline must be added at our marina, by our employees (no exceptions). Many of our motorboats require a gas/oil mixture that we have in stock. Failure to follow this rule may result in liability for motor damage.

What time do I have to return my boat, kayak, or paddleboard?

Please return by the time agreed to when you departed; late returns will be charged a fee.

Can I bring alcohol?

Alcohol is not allowed on any of our vessels.