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Twin River Outfitters

653 Lowe St, Buchanan, VA 24066-5509
+1 757-642-7269
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2-day, 1-night james river trip

The folks at TRO are really easy to work with. I took a fall paddle trip from Eagle Rock to... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
Aylett, Virginia
Great family entertainment

This is a perfect place to introduce your children to tubing or canoeing and kayaking for the more... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Mike D
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
via mobile
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TWIN RIVER OUTFITTERS is a paddle sports business that rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, and river tubes. We are located just 25 minutes from downtown Roanoke VA. We run Upper James river in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. TRO offers its customers fun and safe river trips that range from lazy river to whitewater paddling experiences with true mountain views. We offer a variety of single day and multi-day river based camping trips. We are the oldest and most experienced outfitter operating on the Upper James River and have been safely running paddle trips since 1978. We maintain the largest kayak and canoe rental fleets in this part of the state with lots of types of canoe and kayak models to choose from.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
653 Lowe St, Buchanan, VA 24066-5509
+1 757-642-7269
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

The folks at TRO are really easy to work with. I took a fall paddle trip from Eagle Rock to Buchanan, thursday-friday, and saw only one other paddler during the entire trip. Awesome scenery, clear water, plenty fish, including the big one that got away....More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

This is a perfect place to introduce your children to tubing or canoeing and kayaking for the more adventurous. The tubing trip is 1.5 miles and takes 90 minutes or so depending on the rate of the river flow. There is a good mix of...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Unfortunately we did not book an overnight trip in time, and they booked up. We had to settle on a day trip, but it was really fun. We went from Buchanan to Acadia. The people there were really friendly and helpful. I cannot recommend them...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We made our plans to go tubing at the last minute on a hot Saturday. It was easy to book online, and we were able to get all the paperwork done before arriving. The website also had useful info about what to bring/not bring. The...More

1  Thank CTLovesToTravel
Reviewed August 20, 2017

I did a 3 day canoe and camping trip with my son from Iron Gate to Buchanon that was great. The staff were all very friendly, and their campgrounds were clean and well designed. The staff went the extra mile by calling me the first...More

Thank John J
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This trip was a blast!!! My wife and I did the Eagle Rock to Buchanan 2 day canoe/camping trip. The staff was very friendly, and very informative about the trip. They were genuinely concerned with us having a good, yet safe, time. The trip itself...More

Thank jhmullins14
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

I don't want to say how long we have lived near the James River without kayaking on it, but last Sunday we took our long overdue trip! Reservations and waivers were easily handled on line. Check-in was quick and the equipment was well maintained. They...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Wife, I, and the young teens decided to try this out. Great low key fun. Relaxing and peaceful ride down the river. We all had a good time. The staff are very interested in you having a good time and are very eager for you...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed August 6, 2017

They do a great job getting you checked in and on your way. The new office building is great with all you need if you forgotten something (like sunscreen, etc.) We did tubing down the James River. It was fun and relaxing. You get 2...More

Thank DCNC
Reviewed July 28, 2017

We did the Buchanan to Arcadia run, Party of 6, all single kayaks. The run is listed as having class one and two rapids, but the rapids are pretty tame, you would have no problems running with inexperienced persons in your party. Very easy company...More

Thank John B
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July 21, 2017|
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Response from Kristina C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take you back. You can down twice in the amount of time between the hours you booked.