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Upper River Rafting

Starting at $59

Upper River Rafting Trip

If you have children between the ages of 5 and 10 and/or if you're looking for a more chill ride with smaller waves, plenty of awesome scenery and swimming, the Upper River trip is for you! After leaving from the shop, we will put-in by the Pony Pasture section of the James River Park System and cruise the Upper section (Class I-II whitewater) of the James through the heart of Richmond's urban forest. We'll play in rapids and cool off with dips in the river. Snack and drinks are also provided. The trip will finish up at the Reedy Creek parking area. Then it’s back to Riverside Outfitter's for a beverage and some front porch sittin’ and story sharing with your guides.

* 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 *

Quick Facts

Route:

Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek


Time

3 hour duration (starts at 10:00am & 3:00pm)


River Rating

Class I-II rapids


Skill Level

Beginner


Age

5+

Prices

$59

Weekday per person

$69

Weekend per person

Kids 5-10 $10 off

per person

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Reviews

“Our guide was Ryan and he did an amazing job! My boyfriend and I flew from Florida to Virginia for a week and the white water rafting was definitely on our list, I was a little nervous but once we got out there it was nothing! Super fun time and the water felt amazing. Would definitely recommend Riverside Outfitters for a first timer and even young children!”

“This was an excellent experience. The on-site personnel were absolutely great with the kids AND adults, which is so important with this type of adventure.”


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