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Rapidan River Kayak Company

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Rapidan River Kayak Company, LLC. is the original company offering kayak tours on the Rapidan River. We are located approximately 2 miles outside of the Town of Orange in central Virginia on the picturesque Rapidan River, and 4 miles from President...more
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12449 Spicewood Rd, Orange, VA 22960-2201
+1 540-308-0630
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

My husband and I just returned from a weekend getaway to Orange, VA (stayed at the Inn at Willow Grove). This kayaking trip was one of the highlights of our weekend. The weather was perfect (60's and sunny), and the river was beautiful. Saw two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for the kind review of your kayak tour with Gary and Rapidan River Kayak Company. Your enjoyment of your time with us on the river is why we do what we do. We hope you will join us again for some "river time"...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

My boyfriend and I went for a paddle with Gary and it was a very nice and relaxing time! Gary talked about the surrounding land from a geological and historical perspective. He also said he could "shut up" if we preferred the relaxing trip down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Reservations were made through the Inn at Westwood Farm. We just showed up and they provided all the gear. Beth and Gary were very gracious hosts. Gary was a terrific guide down the river. It was a very relaxing ride with some Class 1 rapids....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rapidan River with us! We really enjoy sharing this little river with people and were so glad to have the opportunity to share it with the two of you. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I contacted Beth around dinner last night, and we weren't able to make it on their morning tour, so she organized a separate tour for us this afternoon! Beth and Gary were so kind and knowledgeable about the wildlife, geology, and history of the river....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

No better way to relax than three hours on the Rapadan with Beth and Gary. Very knowledgeable of the river, it's history and its environment. Lot's of rain this Summer, but water level was perfect - just high enough to provide some nice rapids, just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

I can't wait for the repeat outing on the river too! What a great time spent with a wonderful group of people! Thank you for giving Gary and I the opportunity to join in on the family fun!

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Organized and fun. Beth and Gary were super fun all the way down the river. Capturing photos of our large group of 9. Awesome day, would highly recommend. Great day and awesome memories made. Close to bluegreen resort. Made us feel like friends from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Your group was great fun to kayak down the river with and we are still smiling about the trip. Gary and I hope you'll join us again sometime!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

My three brothers and I get together each year for a weekend dedicated to reconnecting and moderate adventure. This year I hosted the weekend and selected a kayaking trip with RRKC as a main event. We had a great time. Beth had another commitment so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you Rob. I'm glad to hear that all of you enjoyed your tour with Gary. He told me all about it and it sounds as if it was as entertaining a trip for him as for all of you! I look forward to your...More

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Highly recommended! We felt so taken care of on our kayak trip. The kayaks were ready for us when we arrived. Beth gave us a lesson. Life jackets were provided and Gary positioned the kayaks in the rivers so that we could easily get into...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review! Gary and I are so glad that you had an enjoyable time on the river with us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we love!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Simply said: Beth and Gary are the ABSOLUTE best. They make the trip what it is. This was my first time kayaking, and they made me feel extremely comfortable. It felt like we were hanging out with long-time friends. The river had breathtaking views and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you Dana for the wonderful review! Gary and I love meeting all of the great people like you and your friends who join us on our kayak tours, and we enjoy sharing this pretty little river. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to...More

Reviewed May 5, 2018

My fiance' and I went for the first time down the river with these amazing people, Beth and Gary. From the beginning, they were extremely helpful, inviting, informative, and they made us feel like family. The water was flowing steadily so we didn't have to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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April 14, 2018|
Response from Beth S | Property representative |
We do not use canoes for our guided tours on the Rapidan River. This little river is pretty rocky and shallow for most of the paddling season, and because of those conditions we require boats with the capability to turn... More