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River Riders

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Address: 408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 800-326-7238
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00

West Virginia whitewater rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tour, kayaking,...

West Virginia whitewater rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tour, kayaking, canoeing, biking, climbing, team building, and outdoor adventure summer camps in Harpers Ferry and C and O Canal National Parks on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. We are the closest outfitter to the Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Northern Virginia metro areas.

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Exciting Aerial Adventure Along the River

We did the zip line tour guided by Austin, Gabriel, and Travis. The views were amazing throughout, almost always being able to see the Potomac River. The guides were good and made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the zip line tour guided by Austin, Gabriel, and Travis. The views were amazing throughout, almost always being able to see the Potomac River. The guides were good and made the tour fun and interesting. Overall, I think there were 8 zip lines, each a little different. Safety was definitely a priority for this operation and the guides... More 

Thank KwajTom
Landisville, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 7, with kids ages 11 - 19, had a wonderful time with guides Claire and Victor. They were personable and explained instructions clearly. Safety was obviously taken seriously, and safety procedures were followed consistently. We enjoyed the thrill of the zip lining experience and the lovely view of the river and trees. No complaints. After 3 hours... More 

Thank Dianne W
Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four, including a ten-year old, teenager, and parents, had a blast on the zip line tour led by Mel and Kel. It was challenging but we always felt really safe. The views were spectacular and the guides were professional and very entertaining. Get some pixie dust and head out to River Riders in beautiful and wild West... More 

Thank mssprehn
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great wgite water rafting trip with our 9 year old. Our guide Ben was great and had versatile knowledge of the waters and the area.

Thank Timothy H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

River Riders made a very generous contribution to our silent auction. They were very quick with their response and very easy to work with. We look forward to our continued friendship!

Thank Aubry B
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the canopy tour yesterday. Absolutely amazing! Made so by our guides Victor and Gabe. Ask for them when you go. Absolutely made the experience. I can't tell enough about how the customer service makes the place. Everyone from the people at the counter to the guides to the drivers are there for you and your experience. One of... More 

Thank Tony T
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time on a river raft and we loved all of it! The guides at River Riders were very skilled and put an effort to make the trip unforgettable for everyone (esp our guide Harrison was amazing). We experienced class 1-3 rapids, excellent for beginners but still lots of excitement. Our boys (8 and 10) were so... More 

Thank Janske A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic family day - one of the best, we loved it!! Ben was an amazing guide, looked after us & clearly loves his "job" - THANK YOU!! Great customer care, really attentive :) We lost a cool box, Elizabeth contacted us & agreed to send on, brilliant!! Only great things to say about this place - we'll be back :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a DC-Based bachelor party, this was a perfect choice. We had an early-season rafting trip, which was a blast for all involved. Even though the air temperature was in the 50's, the River Riders staff was excellent at helping us select the right wetsuit/ clothes combinations to make sure we were nice and warm. Alexis was so helpful on... More 

Thank Phillip G
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our teenagers, ages 13 and 16 and we all loved loved this. We did 2-3 obstacles in 2 hours. Daniel was awesome - great guide, was engaged, fun and very knowledgable! Chase and Hailey were also very friendly. The staff makes this experience 10x Better! The smart belays put us at ease. All the elements were unique... More 

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Matt K, Manager at River Riders, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming out to go on an adventure with us, we are so glad you had a great time! Hope to see you out here to conquer the rest of the courses! More 

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  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
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