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River Riders

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Address: 408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: 800 326 7238
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Description: West Virginia whitewater rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tour, kayaking...
West Virginia whitewater rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tour, kayaking, canoeing, biking, climbing, team building, and outdoor adventure summer camps in Harpers Ferry and C and O Canal National Parks on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. We are the closest outfitter to the Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Northern Virginia metro areas.
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I went in July with my son on the Whitwater tubing trip, and we liked it so much we went back this week with the rest of the family. My raft deflated trough the trip, but I found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went in July with my son on the Whitwater tubing trip, and we liked it so much we went back this week with the rest of the family. My raft deflated trough the trip, but I found a nice guy who drove me to the takeout point. The rest of the family had a great time. They gave our... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great time canoeing with River Riders. Next time we will go tubing. With the canoe you have to paddle upstream and then you can coast down stream. Folks were great. Make sure to arrive early.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was my first time rafting and it DEFINITELY will not be my last!! From the time we got on the bus to leave, to the time we ended up back at the office it was a BLAST! Our guide Waffles ( aka Kyle ) was AWESOME. I was pretty nervous, but i quickly felt comfortable and started having a... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were staying in a nearby town on a hot July weekend. We saw this place on line and made reservations I was a bit apprehensive as I am not a strong swimmer.I did not need to worry. When we got there we were initially not impressed as it seemed chaotic but once we got to the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

River Riders is a fantastic organization, extremely well run. The Canopy Tour is my third attraction with this company, two tubing runs being my first two. They seem to usher through thousands of people during the weekend with what appears to be flawless execution. The Canopy Tour is a bunch of zip lines through a gorgeous environment. Not only is... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I went white white rafting with a group and our guide was little little asian man who guided us into every rock at high speed. Many people fell out, me included. I landed on a sharp rock and badly hurt my elbow and hip. When I tried to say that I was injured, he just shrugged and said whatever! Couldn't... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First experience with zip lines of this height and length. Went with my wife and another couple. My wife isn't thrilled with heights but was willing to try. I was a little concerned about our experience based on reviews. I was very wrong... We booked a session for 3pm which required a 2pm arrival. We went online to complete the... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very fun. Go on humpday (Wednesday) for the discount. Well organized. Tubes were great. We rented the deluxe and the tube tracker with paddles. Great family activity especially when combined with sightseeing. Try Antietem. Nice workers. Complete your waiver BEFORE you go. Great changing facilities. Overall good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It isn't exactly what I was expecting but it was way way better. The staff was very friendly and they actually have people coming down the river the same time as you are in kayaks checking on riders. I went with some friends and we all had the Deluxe inner tubes which were pretty comfortable for the times when you... More 

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our family was looking for a relaxing outdoor activity after a long drive. We settled on tubing down the Shenendoah River and chose River Riders. We had a great time and the staff was very helpful explaining the different tube options. Check in was a little chaotic, but once we were on the bus up river it was smooth sailing.

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