Anacostia River Explorers

Exploring the Anacostia River to learn to love it
Anacostia River Explorers
Exploring the Anacostia River to learn to love it
The River Awaits You

Learn about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions helping it realize its full potential through our Anacostia River Explorers boat tours. Supported by revenue raised from the DC Bag Bill, these guided, interpretative tours of the river typically last 1-2 hours and launch from Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Diamond Teague Park, or Anacostia Park.

Families and individuals interested in joining a tour should register for one provided through the Anacostia River Discovery Series. Schools, clubs, companies, congregations, and other groups should contact Emily Conrad to schedule a private tour. As of June 2019, we are not offering weekend tours.

Summer 2019 Schedule

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DateTimeEvent TypeLocationRegister
Th, 5/2 5:30-7:30pm Paddle Night Bladensburg Waterfront Park Register
Sa, 5/4 ALL DAY Bluegrass Festival Kingman Island Boat Tours Kingman Island Hourly tours | More Info
Th, 5/9 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour Diamond Teague Waitlist
Th, 5/16 5:30-7:30pm Hike/Amphibians Kingman Island Register
Th, 5/23 5:30-7:30pm Bike Bladensburg Waterfront Park Register
Th, 5/30 5:30-7:30pm Canoe tour Kenilworth Park Waitlist
Sa, 6/1 10am-12pm Boat tour Diamond Teague Waitlist
Th, 6/6 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour 11th Street Bridge Register
Th, 6/13 5:30-7:30pm Canoe tour Kenilworth Park Waitlist
Th, 6/20 5:30-7:30pm Bike Bladensburg Waterfront Park Register
Th, 6/27 5:30-7:30pm Paddle Night Bladensburg Waterfront Park Register
Th, 7/4 10am-12pm Boat tour Bladensburg Waterfront Park Register
Sa, 7/6 10am-12pm Paddle Clinic - Paddling for Beginners AREC Register
Th, 7/11 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour Kingman Island Register
Th, 7/18 5:30-7:30pm Hike/Wetlands Kenilworth Park Register
Th, 7/25 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour 11th Street Bridge Register
Th, 8/1 5:30-7:30pm Paddle Night Bladensburg Waterfront Park Register
Sa, 8/3 10am-12pm Canoe tour Kenilworth Park Register
Th, 8/8 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour Kingman Island Register
Th, 8/15 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour/Raptors Diamond Teague Register
Sa, 8/17 10am-12pm Canoe tour AREC Register
Th, 8/22 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour 11th Street Bridge Register
Th, 8/29 5:30-7:30pm Hike/Mammals Kingman Island Register
Th, 9/5 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour Diamond Teague Register on 7/22
Sa, 9/7 TBD Hike/BioBlitz TDB Register on 7/22
Th, 9/12 5:30-7:30pm Paddle night Bladensburg Waterfront Park Register on 7/22
Th, 9/19 5:30-7:30pm Boat tour AREC Register on 7/22
Th, 9/26 5:30-7:30pm Canoe tour Kenilworth Park Register on 7/22
Sa, 9/28 TBD PADDLE/PEDAL PALOZZA Anacostia Park Register on 7/22
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