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Whitewater Paddleboarding

Whitewater Paddleboarding

Join the latest river boating craze with RO’s expert guides on a thrilling instructional trip from Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek (Class I-II whitewater). In this relatively easy whitewater section of the river, you will experience a fun, challenging paddleboarding workout among some of the prettiest urban wilderness in the U.S. Expert guides will provide plenty of paddleboarding instruction so that you not only have a great trip but learn skills that you can apply to future paddleboard outings as well. You likely won’t be standing the entire trip, so, if you are uncomfortable kneeling, or unable to, please let us know ASAP. Get ready to wear your perma-grin and feel a great sense of accomplishment!

Covid-19 policy:

-If you’ve come into contact with someone infected with Covid-19, or are feeling symptoms, please call us to reschedule your trip
-Any customer (and staff member) is welcome to wear a mask on our property and while riding in our vehicles. Masks are not required
-For guided trips, customers and staff will not wear masks while on the river. Your guide will safely store your party’s masks (if you choose to bring them) once you exit the vehicle… they will then return the masks to you at the takeout to be worn on the shuttle ride back to the shop (again, if you choose to wear a mask)
-It is important to note that your party members may be in a raft with members of other parties
-We may change this policy at any point based on changes in disease transmission

* If you don’t see dates/times available, please feel free to call the shop at 804-560-0068 during business hours

* In the event we cannot secure a guide for your trip (higher potential for bookings made within 48 hours of the trip), we will contact you asap to give you the option of rescheduling or receiving a refund 



Per Person

Quick Facts


Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek


3 Hours

River Rating

Class I-II rapids (small whitewater waves)

Skill Level

Beginner through Expert


12+ (Subject to change based on river conditions)

Photos + Video


  • “Great day! Very professional guides (Ben and Brian). Excellent safety instruction.They are passionate about what they do and are keen for others to participate and get as much out of their guided trip as possible. Beverages on the porch afterwards a plus! Thank you.”
  • “Ben was very patient, even when I wasn’t a natural right off the bat. My fiancé and I went as one of his bday presents, and will ABSOLUTELY be back!! Thanks guys for the amazing workout and river trip!”

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Age: 12+ (Subject to change based on river conditions)
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