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Rapidan River Kayak Company

Orange, VA, USA
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About Rapidan River Kayak Company
Rapidan River Kayak Company, LLC. is located approximately 2 miles outside of the Town of Orange in central Virginia on the picturesque Rapidan River. Specializing in tours for individuals, couples, and small groups of 10 or less, our tours are the perfect activity for family groups, corporate retreats, wedding activities, bachelor/bachelorette outings and more. All tours are guided by our highly qualified kayak instructor and no prior kayaking experience is required. All equipment is included and basic kayak skill and safety instruction is provided prior to each guided tour. *Our unique women's kayak instruction program, "Women And The River" provides basic kayak instruction taught by women, for women. Offered either as a multi-day river kayaking experience available on select weekends during the summer, or as a single day of instruction. We operate April 1st- Oct. 31st. *Advanced booking is required for all paddling options.*
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David B wrote a review Jul 2019
Plantation, Florida16 contributions7 helpful votes
We stumbled upon the Rapidan River Kayak Company accidentally, while thinking we were contacting another kayaking company elsewhere, and we are soooo glad we did. My wife and I had a marvelous time kayaking a private section of the Rapidan River with the tour guides and owners - Beth and Gary. We simply couldn't have had a better time of it. The weather was perfect, the river - beautiful and adventurous, and the companionship and hospitality of Beth & Gary made for a rather fantastic experience and a day we shall hold in fond memory. For a more personal tour on a private part of the river ... I would highly recommend booking a trip with this company.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Rhiver wrote a review Jun 2019
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Had a nice relaxing trip with my girlfriend and I. Two hours down the river in nice weather and Gary making the experience a lot more enjoyable. His wife Beth helped set up the tour and even told me about more local spots to visit! The nicest people in the world and you can just tell they love what they do which makes it that much more enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area really just a beautiful time!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company
Responded Jun 19, 2019
Thank you for such a kind review, and I'm glad to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your time on the river with Gary! You had a beautiful day for kayaking and good water levels too - perfect conditions! Gary and I are happy that you two had such a nice time visiting in our area, that kayaking with us made it even more enjoyable, and if you come back we hope you'll join us on the river again!
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Jill M wrote a review May 2019
Louisville, Kentucky, United States6 contributions
My husband and I really enjoyed our trip! Beth & Gary were great guides. The river is beautiful and private. Would highly recommend this to others!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Mary Anne Griffin wrote a review May 2019
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I am in my mid fifties for those of you who think that it is a little scary to get into a kayak for the first time, and on a moving body of water to boot 😳 lol Last year I signed up for a group trip. Beth started with a thorough and interesting taped tutorial. It is based on the characteristics of moving water and how it pertains to kayaking. Then she gave an explanation of all of the equipment that they supply for a safe and comfortable experience. The best part was sharing the moment with a group of intelligent, interesting, adventurous women that I was meeting for the first time! I just took my second trip with Beth, Gary, and an awesome couple from Baltimore! From start to finish I had a blast! I got some water in my kayak , but it wasn’t a problem. Gary got me onto a safe spot, dumped it out, and I was good to go. 👍 Beth and Gary are a great team! I would sum them up as personable, hospitable, interesting, knowledgable, creative, athletic 💪🏻, and a lot of FUN 😁 I am looking forward to the next time! MAG
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company
Responded May 14, 2019
Maryanne, thank you for your kind review. We are also looking forward to getting out on the river with you again soon. And thanks for the shout out about our women's instruction program, it's my favorite part of what we do!
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cgVB00 wrote a review Oct 2018
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My husband and I just returned from a weekend getaway to Orange, VA (stayed at the Inn at Willow Grove). This kayaking trip was one of the highlights of our weekend. The weather was perfect (60's and sunny), and the river was beautiful. Saw two separate groups of beavers, many beautiful birds, and deer. Our guide, Gary, was a gracious host..he was very knowledgeable about local history, wildlife, and plants. He made us feel comfortable and relaxed on the journey, and guided us expertly over some rapid segments of the river. We are not expert kayakers, but felt in control/safe in the provided kayaks. All the gear is quality. He even took pictures of us during our journey and sent it all to us via email, free of charge. If you make it to this area of VA, don't miss this opportunity for some fun in a beautiful nature setting.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company
Responded Oct 22, 2018
Thank you for the kind review of your kayak tour with Gary and Rapidan River Kayak Company. Your enjoyment of your time with us on the river is why we do what we do. We hope you will join us again for some "river time" on your next visit to our area!
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