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Lunch on the Lower

Lunch on the Lower

Experience the only Class IV white water rapids in an urban setting in the country! You'll see why Outside Magazine named Richmond the Best River Town in the U.S. We start just above downtown in the beautiful urban forest of the James River Park System. Then we’ll turn the corner at Belle Isle to see the Richmond skyline laid out in front of us…and it’s time to conquer the Class III-IV Lower section of the mighty James River through downtown!

* WE HAVE MOVED!!- use Google Maps to find our new downtown raft shop in the "Park 14th" lot at 325 S. 14th St. Richmond, VA 23219. Find a "Reserved for Riverside" parking spot in our lot, check in at the front desk and we'll take care of the rest

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

Quick Facts


Boulevard Bridge to 14th Street Takeout


Approx 3 hours

River Rating

Class II-IV rapids

Skill Level



9+ (Subject to change based on river conditions)




Photos + Video


“My mother in law and some family friends are always looking for our next adventure. RO was the only team who worked my family in on a holiday weekend. The Lower James rafting trip was 100% worth it. It was all of our 1st time rafting. We hit the James with our guide, Arqam, aka guide of the century. We felt very safe and comfy under his direction. He was extremely patient with us. I’m tempted to go back tomorrow with some of my friends. Thanks for a great time! .”

“Took 40 people from work on a company outing. The staff, facilities, equipment, and rafting were all excellent. The guides were all top notch and added tour guide talks on historic and natural aspects of the James river as well as hitting the rapids. My group had an great time and would definitely recommend this for any group outings”

All Guided Rafting Adventures

Falls of the James

Our flagship whitewater rafting trip down the Upper and Lower sections of the James River. Lunch provided

Pony Pasture to 14th Street
Starting at $99 *Lunch Included* No other fees
Min. age 9 (may be higher in high water conditions)
Lower River Rafting Trip

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

Boulevard Bridge to 14th Street
Starting at $73- No other fees
Min. age 9 (may be higher in high water conditions)

Upper River Rafting Trip

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 $73- No other fees
Min. age 5 (may be higher in high water conditions)
Evening Trip

Take advantage of this unique offering to enjoy RO's Lower River Raft trip amid a beautiful RVA evening. Awash in the gold, orange and pink of a gorgeous summer evening sky, we'll plunge through the lit-up cityscape of downtown.

Reedy Creek to 14th Street
$79/person- No other fees
Min. age 9 (may be higher in high water conditions)
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