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whitewater rafting on the James

Whether you’re after a thrill ride in Class III to IV whitewater or you’re interested in a more relaxing whitewater rafting experience, the James River has what you’re looking for! You’ll quickly see why Richmond was named Outdoor Magazine’s “Best River Town” in 2012.

We offer trips on smaller rapids for ages 5+, and trips on the bigger rapids for ages 10+. We’ve got rides through the big rapids that last about 1 hour for folks with only a little free time, and adventures that last 3-4 hours with lunch out on an island for folks with more time to unplug. Whatever your flavor of river thrill, we’ve got it covered!

* 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 *


All Guided Rafting Adventures

Lower River Rafting Trip

Our most popular raft trip...take the plunge through the bigger rapids downtown!

Boulevard Bridge to 14th Street
Starting at $61
Min. age 10 (may be higher in high water conditions)
Falls of the James

Our flagship whitewater rafting trip down the Upper and Lower sections of the James River. Lunch provided. *only available through June 30th*

Pony Pasture to 14th Street
Starting at $76
Min. age 10 (may be higher in high water conditions)

'Mini Me' Raft Trip

The smaller the boat the bigger the rush! Want to get the most thrills out of your raft trip? Hop on a 4-person mini raft to get even more up close and personal with big whitewater!

Boulevard Bridge to 14th St.
$71 Weekdays, $81 Weekends
Min. age 12 (may be higher in high water conditions)
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!

Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek
Starting at $61
Min. age 5 (may be higher in high water conditions)
Friday Sunset Trip

Take advantage of this unique offer to enjoy Riverside's Pipeline Express raft trip amid a beautiful RVA sunset. Awash in the gold, orange and pink of a gorgeous summer sunset.

Reedy Creek to 14th Street
Min. age 10 (may be higher in high water conditions)

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