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River Riders

408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
800 326 7238
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: West Virginia whitewater rafting, tubing, zip line canopy tour, kayaking, canoeing, biking, climbing, team building, and outdoor adventure summer... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

...I've done ziplining in Punta Cana so it might be bias towards the ziplining activity...it was pretty cool but nothing AMAZING. it's a cool activity to do with your spouse or friends. Make SURE to go like EARLY september and not peak season because i heard groups get big and you have to wait till everyone goes and ur waiting... More

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Frederick
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

So many fun outdoor adventures to choose from. Have been tubing in the past, had a great experience. Just went ziplining with my husband and well definitely be back! Jason and Steve our instructors were professional and informative but they're playful personalities really made our experience even better.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Office seemed disorganized. Was hard to get a straight answer who we were riding with to the river, when we were leaving, etc. Also, we waited in the office and nobody told us the safety breifing was starting outside. The Potomac Play Pass was also not advertised online, as the website highlights the fact you can try all the different... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had such a great time. Staff is friendly knowledgeable and experienced. They make your adventure fun and safe! Zip lines were excellent. We can't wait to visit again!

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La Plata, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Without a doubt this was one of the coolest things I have done! Like the T-shirt I bought, it was "The Best Freakin Day EVER". I drove with a friend up from Southern Maryland , on the Beltway and then into the environs of Frederick County, MD. It is beautiful this time of year (September) and got to see many... More

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Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My friend and I have had season passes this year to the Adventure Park. I wrote an earlier review about that activity. Today, we tried the Canopy Zipline Tour, which was awesome. You board a bus and cross 340 until you reach the campground right along the river. Instead of just having monitors below as they do in the Adventure... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was great first time experience for hubby and I. The staff was very friendly and communicated very clearly. They even gave us a call on the day before to confirm and tell us how we should dress and what and what not not bring. Also we had the pleasure of having Anthony and Fred for our Tour Guides, they... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

By far River Riders offers the best price around for these activities but a more experienced day/weekend adventurer may be a bit underwhelmed at the offerings. Friendly staff but neither activity course we chose was what I expected - kind of felt that the staff was making the most out of what they had to work with/offer. The zip tours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

At the end of August, we decided to go to River Riders as our team activity for the Shepherd University Volleyball Team's preseason. We could not have been more pleased with the experience. Cost was beyond reasonable, especially when compared to the experience. The guides were enthusastic, informed, and did an amazing job. We had girls from the ages of... More

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Washington, DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

That was the comment from the River Riders guide who helped us board our van to return to the RR office after spending 5 hours on what should have been a 2.5 hour "white water tubing" experience. We were told at the office that "there's a little headwind today so you will have to paddle a bit harder but it's... More

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