Capital City Kayak

Kayak sales in Washington DC metro area. ACA Coastal Kayak Instruction. Private tours of Washington DC and area by kayak.

SKUK Nigel Dennis NDK Sea Kayak retail serving the metro Washington DC area. We are now based 12 miles off the Beltway in Accokeek, MD. Our new location affords us ample opportunity to meet clients at nearby launches for demos. We offer new and used sea kayak sales, repairs & detailing. We offer group and private instruction as well as small private kayak tours in the WDC area. Some of the available tours are Washington DC monuments by water, the Ghost Fleet of the Potomac, Mattawoman Creek, and Piscataway Bay. We have a small number of plastic and high end boats that can be utilized for our tours.

Come to the Keys with me!

I’ve gone to the Florida Keys every winter for the last 6 years. For 2020 I’ll lead a trip for sea kayakers and stand up paddle boarders. This is a bucket…

Who’s interested in doing a trip to the Keys in early or mid January with the ever-entertaining Jeff Atkins, and yours truly? We are thinking kayak-SUP-stravaganza! Maybe throw an Instructor workshop in there. Or just paddle every day.

Looks like the trip will run everyone something like $1500 per person, including 7 nights at a beautiful resort (shared rooms) that we can do most of our paddling directly from. And covers three full time coach/safety staff.

We can also offer some gear/boat transport for those who prefer to fly down.

I'm going to start a private facebook group for working on the details.



A student practices Paddle Presentation Rescue in Coastal conditions.

If you Instagram please follow me @justapaddler

Strokes for Intermediate Folks class on Saturday was a blast. Fab group of students!

[05/29/19]   The various GPS tracks said 20.5 to 21.5 miles. Mattawoman Creek to Occaquan River, crossing the Potomac River, and back.

Simple Stirrup

I'm in the process of making a new video but this one is servicable until I get the new one up. Just a simple, low stress rescue technique.

That's Enough

A sea kayak beater reel

Southport in June

This is one of the best times of year with warm breezes, but not too hot yet.

Southport Experience

Come play with us!

Roll your boat

Lee District Pool

Paddled with CPA’s KIPpers on Saturday.

Why every cyclist needs a pool noodle

I know, not about kayaking, but this is BRILLIANT! It’s National Bike to Work Day—so don’t forget this neon-colored $2 cycling hack.

I will indeed wear it to work tomorrow!

**TOMORROW is Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day** Anyone can join in on the fun. Wear your life jacket to work, snap a picture and post to this page with the hashtags #lifejacket2work and #safeboating.

Come on, we wanna see those life jackets!

#lifejackets #safeboating #wearit Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day National Safe Boating Council

Capital City Kayak's cover photo


I'll be teaching at this event. Hope to offer an epic run to Frying Pan Shoals once again. Welcome to the Oceans event site. Ocean '19 will take place from Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC. Whatever your current comfort level, a regular ocean sea kayak surfer, or if you are simply aspiring to become a more competent sea kayaker able to handle a wider range of conditions, this event is for y.....

Fast pace (for me, that is) exercise paddles, twice weekly. More once it gets warm!

I forgot my camera so could only take land pics, boo.

Very nice paddle off the south side of Kent Island, Chesapeake Bay.

We have two green and blue, and one blue and white 2019 Sportives in stock right now.
Customer Review:
Dawn Dickie Stewart
3 hrs ·
Spent the weekend coaching with Randi Kruger and Brian Stevens at WavePlay in Southport NC. Went with one kayak, returned with another. Bought an NDK Sportive. A great surfer and will use for rock play. I’d had my eye on this for awhile, but at 5’8” and lots of legs I worried the cockpit (a tad shorter then my Romany and Explorer) would be too hard on my shins. It was an easy breezy adjustment to move the fiber glass seat back an inch, with little to no difference in trim on the water. It’s actually such a great fit, with noticeable increased performance, I’ll be foaming in the cockpit of my Explorer now. Loooved it in the surf.

Scandinavian Hat Winter Cap Warm Hat

Really warm hat for cool spring paddling. Item #H171 Scandinavian *Warm Winter Hat Size Medium/Large Adult Warm Hat, Winter Cap, Fleece Cap This grey Polartec cap is a style worn widely in northern Europe & Polar Regions of Scandinavia. This hat is lined in ultra soft velour faced Polartec at the earflaps and hatband. It is very warm and

Recycled Reed and Polartec Active Sports Cap

Hat for the still cold approaching spring season. Item H149 Paddling Outdoor Sports Cap Under helmet cap Crushable brim cap Two toned, middle is two layers of royal blue stretchy Polartec Re-purposed Reed fabric outer and brim, black Soft stretchy mid -weight Polartec fleece lined, royal blue **Brim will crush easily in the event of a sand

Custom orders are being taken now for the early fall container. You, too, can experience the joy of unwrapping a special NDK boat just for you!

Whetman Equipment

Krakens and Contact Tows!

Kraken karabiner for the sea

CCK has three Sportives on order for the late winter container. Reserve one before January 1, 2019, and save $200 off the 2019 price of $2199/tax.

Happy customer received her special Explorer. Amazing custom colors!

NDK Romany Sport RM
• Price: $2199 for 2019
• LOA: 15’10”; Width 21”
• Layup: Roto molded with three double bulkheads;
composite cockpit rim; new seat
• Footrests: Yes, installed
• Skeg: Kari slider and skeg

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Ah, Fall, welcome relief from the hea...wait, it went straight to cold?! It's time for my Fall Sale. Clearing out last 12 months worth of stock. Sale flyer on the website's main page. Message me for shipping on anything except paddles. Home

Cross Currents Sea Kayaking

I’ll be a substitute teacher at Kiptopeke. I’ll have a small amount of Reed Skirts, Celtic paddles, and Whetman Sea Beans with me. Reserving in advance is probably a good idea.

Kiptopeke Sponsor of the Week: Capital City Kayak!

See Randi Kruger at Capital City Kayak for a whole range of products and services: SKUK NDK sea kayaks, Celtic paddles and Reed gear, PLUS great training sessions locally and in North Carolina. Randi also sponsors free weekly skills sessions locally - check out the CCK page and the website:

Thanks to Chris & Laura Rezac for pulling together a wonderful event. And a special thanks to all the students and coaches who made it so much fun!

Thanks to Chris & Laura Rezac for pulling together a wonderful event. And a special thanks to all the students and coaches who made it so much fun!


As if we needed another reason paddling clubs are good for us?

What does it take to live for 100 years? These are the surprising predictors of a long, healthy life.

Watch the full TED Talk here:

Have you met Ted? Ted is a toad who lives in the boat barn. He's been living here for some time, as can be judged from his apparent comfort with my presence. I only discovered him when I moved a customer's boat and had a clear view of his front door. His rent is keeping the bugs down, for which I am most appreciative.

9 out of 10

Think about this. The police brought a trash bag of everything they had removed from him before I saw him. In the bag were his belongings, including a hel...

For Sale: 2015 NDK Explorer. Melon Yellow deck (gold) Cream trim and hull, Melon Yellow factory installed keel strip. Used from 11/16. We unpacked it in Nov 2016 altho it was a 2015 model. Come and get 'er!


Stunning, totally intact boat. The Explorer need no introduction. Okay, details 17.5 feet long, 21.75 inches wide, great boat for exploring the waterways, long club paddles, camping. Will handle heavier paddlers easily. The Explorer line has plenty of foot room as well, and a long cockpit affording taller paddlers plenty of room.

Everything works, skeg operates smoothly. Factory installed keel strip. This boat was a demo for the last year. We received it new/unused in November 2016.

Congratulations to Carl who took home his new Pilgrim Expedition yesterday. A perfect match.

As much as I don't like to think about it, fall will be here in no time. Considering a custom NDK? Orders must be in by October 31 to make the pre-season container. Contact me now!

Who doesn't want to be as cool as Jeff Atkins, sitting on his boat in front of Mt Vernon last summer?

Jeff, an ACA Coastal Level 3 Instructor Trainer, will join forces with CCK once again and come to the DMV to offer an L3 Instructor Development Workshop August 3 to 5, 2018. Please contact Randi at CCK to register today!

I just ordered 5 Whetman Sea Bean Compact Tows. Two are already spoken for. Let me know if you want one of the others ASAP! $75 plus tax ($79.50)

Knots - Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center

Love the simplicity of this set of graphics. Sailing Knots Proper Naming There are actually three distinct methods of tying ropes. A ” knot ” is a formation of rope around itself. A formation of rope used to join two separate ones together, is called a ” bend “, and, a formation of rope used to attach rope to another object such as a c...

2015 Latitude Elite, cherry blossom petals not included. Has been my demo boat for the last 12 months. Weighs 50 pounds without hatch covers. The Elite is lighter than the standard layup and has carbon/Kevlar bulk heads and seat. I need to sell to make room for the incoming spring container. $2600/firm. Oh but I ❤️ this boat!

Still stunned every time I see this boat outside. 2017 Pilgrim Expedition, has been test paddled twice. Has comfy foam seat installed. Price reduced to $3785 through May 5th.

Kayak Navigation Part 3: Crossing Current; How to Calculate a Ferry Angle

A couple of different ways to calculate ferry angles. Tsunami Ranger John Lull discusses how to calculate a ferry angle across currents.

Mario Vittone - Maritime Risk Consulting

I really respect this.

Experience is a rotten teacher.

Current list of boats in stock


(List updated 25 August, 2018)

2015 Explorer — DEMO — used 1 year. Gold deck cream hull cream trim gold factory keel strip $2500/tax

2017 Romany Classic-- New -- STUNNING --Aqua deck, silver grey trim, black hull. Standard fiberglass composite layup. Price $4285 plus tax

2014 Roll Boat -- DEMO-- Greenlander with OC cockpit -- Big Dragon on front deck -- Quill deck (very light grey), black trim, white hull. "50/50" Carbon kevlar deck, hull standard composite, $3985 plus tax. Light weight and scary fast.

2015 Latitude Elite — DEMO — used 1 year. Spring green deck, white hull, black trim. Elite means lighter layup with carbon Kevlar bulkheads and seat. $2500/tax

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Simple Stirrup
That's Enough
Southport in June
Southport Experience
Roll your boat




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