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Front Royal Canoe Company-Day Trips

Front Royal, VA, USA
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WinterBeachLover wrote a review Aug 2020
Pittsburgh, PA42 contributions36 helpful votes
Booked here last minute after the other business canceled due to high water. We got there around 11am-clearly prime time. The place was packed. A staff member met us on the way into the parking lot and told us where overflow parking was. We walked back up the hill, checked in easily at the desk outside with the very friendly employees. Went inside and gave our party name and were advised they’d call us for the shuttle ride. After a short wait, we got on the bus and our very personable driver took us to the launch and quickly explained the trip. The kayaks were kind of beat up - foot pegs not functional in a couple of the kayaks-but we made due and had a lovely trip down the beautiful Shenandoah river. At the end, we were met by another shuttle driver who loaded us up and took us back to the business to get our car. The employees were all helpful and friendly. Given the current landscape with COVID, we were happy to see people were using masks. This was a great couple of hours to spend on the river! I recommend it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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oscarsmoms1982 wrote a review Aug 2020
Staunton, Virginia2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was very disappointed in this company. The facilities are in need of updating and repair, but some of the equipment is in appalling condition. My friends and I booked a kayaking trip down the river as part of a short vacation. After much confusion and crowding at the check in site, we were taken in a small, creaky bus to the drop off location and given three very beaten up kayaks. We didn't realize until we were in the river and the driver had left, that two of the kayaks foot rests were inoperable. When we got back and reported this problem to the guide we received a very insincere "Sorry." Again, when I reported the lack of foot rests to the office, I received a similar response. I responded by explaining that I intended to put the faulty equipment and the indifference of the staff in my TripAdvisor review. They then decided to say they would give us an additional 10% discount. I wasn't really asking for a discount, I wanted them to take the broken kayaks out of service so no other patron would have the same experience. I very much doubt if this has been done.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Krislawt wrote a review Jul 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia144 contributions20 helpful votes
They make this really easy to get on the water! Tubes, life jackets and cooler tubes (bring your own cooler) are included in the price. It's a short ride to the drop-in point on the river and you end 3-4 hours later at your car. They have bathrooms, showers and a store to get everything you need onsite.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dbrady29! wrote a review Jun 2019
Norfolk, Virginia3 contributions
Are rafting trip was amazing everyone at front Royal canoe did a fantastic job with keeping us informed of the weather and river levels and providing us with all the safety gear we needed as well as giving us some good advice on how to raft the river. When are the most memorable trips have ever had I will definitely be back soon. I can't leave a review without mentioning the staff. everyone was so friendly even the dogs came out to greet us. If You're looking for a place to take the family either on a day trip or overnight like I did this is the place to go. I'll take my family where they treat you like family.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Anne K wrote a review Aug 2018
Clements, Maryland59 contributions14 helpful votes
What a nice trip. The weather was perfect and so was the staff. I would have loved for the trip to be longer. Will definitely be back.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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