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RVA Paddlesports

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Everyone should try this!

We were traveling from CT to FL and this was our in-between stop. Riding the rapids was beyond fun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whitney H
Great Experience!

We had a group of eight friends book the lower James rafting trip. We had such a great time! All of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cassandra P
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Based on the James River, we offer whitewater kayak instruction for all levels of paddlers. Whether it is your first time in a boat or if you want to paddle a multi-day trip overseas, we offer programs at every step of the way. We also offer...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1320 School St, James River Park, Richmond, VA 23220-1714
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+1 804-898-0697
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling from CT to FL and this was our in-between stop. Riding the rapids was beyond fun, and our guide kept us laughing and entertained during the few calmer parts. Next time we're in Richmond won't be for a pit stop on our...More

Thank Whitney H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of eight friends book the lower James rafting trip. We had such a great time! All of the guides were really friendly, knowledgeable, and made the trip such a great experience. The photos that they took of us are amazing and...More

Thank Cassandra P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my daughter ( who was reluctant) for a 2 hour trip rafting. Neither of us had ever rafted before and I certainly didn’t realise how dangerous it could be, within 5 minutes our guide (Patrick?) tipped off the raft and hit his hand hard...More

Thank benno12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, this is a VERY boring rafting trip. I'm talking you could float on an inner tube and be bored. Even after they told me the rainy season gave them some great rapids for this docile section of the river, it was nothing...More

Thank coleyali3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect and was blown away by the convenience, fun, entertainment, and overall ADVENTURE! I feel very fortunate that I stumbled upon RVA Paddlesports who made the day so uncomplicated and also safe. The river was raging, but our guide was...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We highly enjoyed our trip! Our team leader, Wolfe did an excellent job! Funny, easy going. There were several other couples that went out on the water with us today. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Definitely worth the money! This adventure helped make our 6th...More

Thank marian g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the river today with Van as our guide! So much fun! I would highly recommend this activity to anyone.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to see another angle of Richmond. Lots of nature combined with a city skyline. The guide was very friendly and capable. The rapids were fun but not too intimidating. Highly recommend the trip.

Thank alison k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jamie and Dave were excellent guides and made for a really nice afternoon out. Equipment was top quality and there were nice touches like a link to photos provided of a few different points on the trip, snacks and a rope swing on an island...More

Thank dkapz
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The first time, long overdue, I've taken my kids rafting, and this was perfect for it. The James is so beautiful, and going through Richmond from the River gave us views we'd never seen before. The guides were outstanding and informative, and though the water...More

Thank Dave K
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Othman A
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40 lbs would be the minimum
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Othman A
July 15, 2017|
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Kids should be at least 40 lbs to fit in our PFDs
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