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Address: 265 Ferry Street, Scottsville, VA 24590
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Carefree floating on the James

Living in Scottsville and very close to the James, I had watched people for years floating on the river in tubes, canoes, kayaks. Had watched bus loads of excited-faced folks... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Scottsville, Virginia

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Scottsville, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Living in Scottsville and very close to the James, I had watched people for years floating on the river in tubes, canoes, kayaks. Had watched bus loads of excited-faced folks during the summer months pass by headed to the river for a splashing good time. I thought, "Not me! No desire to sit in a big inner tube while floating... More 

Thank skyewriter2015
Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Hat's off to the staff at James River Reeling and Rafting. Each went above and beyond to make our family kayak and canoe trip on the James very enjoyable. After checking in we were provided basic safety instruction and a river map to help us navigate our 12.5 mile trip down the James. My wife and I were in the... More 

Thank Frank P
Richmond, Virginia
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126 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had planned on tubing down the James River, but the weather did not cooperate. It was overcast, misting and about 20 degrees cooler than we expected. The folks at James River Reeling and Rafting outfitted us with canoes instead of tubes and we had a great time floating down the James. They have designated safe parking, shuttle up river... More 

Thank ydnab
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We've gone for the last several years and love it!!! They drive you on the bus and you float back to your car! What an awesome day! Remember to bring soap, shampoo and hair brush if you want to shower off after. Just a relaxing day trip that we love! We'll be back next year!

Thank Sydonie D
Lovingston, Virginia
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71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

A very friendly staff make renting a kayak for a run down the James easy and lots of fun. You park, sign in, get in a van, are driven upriver, handed an oar and a life vest, and put in the water. You receive simple directions and good advice and a good time is had by all.You can stop and... More 

Thank James B
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Had a blast with fiends tubing down the James Rivet. The Staff at James River Reeling and Rafting were very hospitable, friendly and very helpful especially Meaty who was a great help in securing our tube together and coolers. A great way to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy quality time with friends and family.

Thank Raul C
De Pere, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We did the 12.5 mile kayak paddle and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was our first time so it was more R&D than anything. Now that we've done it we know what to bring to enhance our experience. Will definitely be going back. River was very high. Plenty of current but the Rapids are very mild with the high water. Finished... More 

Thank bushmckay
Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Wife and I and her son and his girlfriend recently went to Scottsville on a Sunday for the 7 mile Warren to Scottsville trip. Wife and I took a canoe and the kids each had kayaks. Great float down the river with various stops along the way. Very slow float with a couple of riffles thrown in. Great starter journey.

1 Thank curtreich
Chesapeake, Virginia
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

The people were nice this assist with dropping your car off and bring you back up the hill to get on the van everything is clearly explained to you prior to departure the water was clear so you could see The things on the bottom you can see Rocks shells grass excetera very beautiful scenery it didn't seem like we... More 

1 Thank MsDee5
Palmyra, Virginia
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

My family went tubing on the James for the first time. It was a weekend day in August, but it was not too crowded. The staff was wonderful. The brochure says that tubing the 4 mile journey takes 2-4 hours. Our group took 3.5 hours to make the trip. We stopped a a couple of big rocks for snacks for... More 

1 Thank Carolynne1968

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