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Address: 408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-3243
Phone Number: 800 326 7238
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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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Great Day Trip

It was three adults and a seven year old in a raft with two new adult friends we were placed with, and a guide named Griz. The river is gentle and has a couple fun spots that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Towson, Maryland
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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was three adults and a seven year old in a raft with two new adult friends we were placed with, and a guide named Griz. The river is gentle and has a couple fun spots that knocked a few of us rear riders right out of the raft. Nothing scary, just in good fun. The water is warm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took family group with ages 9 to 83 on the flat water, unguided tour. Super experience. I completed the reservation and waivers all online ahead time. When I got my receipt I noticed I had selected the wrong day but when I called they were so friendly and understanding and took care of the date/day change to what I wanted... More 

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Thank Christina E
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good canopy tour with excellent guides. Safety first then lots of fun! The repel at the last deck was an added surprise. You must be able to climb ladders as these are used at several canopy stops. We would do it again. It was that fun.

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Thank joe p
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

River Riders have good packages for adventure activities that you can enjoy with friends, family and even kids. I would recommend first-timers to try rafting here for an amazing experience. The river is not very wild in terms of rapids and gives first timers adequate experience while letting them feel the thrill at an acceptable comfort level. Kids can join... More 

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The trip itself was fine. A large crown on a VERY hot day made for a long line and glitches as people checked in. The meal was next door at the Clarion hotel--burgers and hot-dogs, but no cheese. Bus ride to and from river was uncomfortable, but tolerable due to crowds. Also, water and lemonade offered during the trip was... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the family for their rafting trip. Getting all the waivers done online beforehand is a very good idea, saved a lot of time. Everything went great. Our guide was Ben Johnson. He was AWESOME. Very knowledgeable and laid back. Made the trip easy for us newbies. We had a blast on the river. We also did the Mega Zip.... More 

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OCMD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the adventure course and white water rafting with 10, 13 and 15 year olds. We loved both and definitely want to go back in the spring for rafting when the river is higher. Big "shout out" to Idaho!!!! He was our rafting guide and will definitely request him on our next trip! Thanks to all of the guides... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this trip in August. No one in the entire group (60 people) fell out of the boat. It's perfect for first time rafters. Water is a nice temp so you stop about 1/2 way on the trip to swim and they offer you water and/or lemonade. Tip #1: when you arrive you need to immediately have someone from... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four was taken out by a guide named Anna who knew every rock and curve of our path and guided with expert precision. It being August, the rapids were mostly class I & II. If you are an experienced rafter in places like Colorado, for example, note that this river is not as intense. Perhaps it was... More 

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Thank Diane S
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On behalf of Cedar Grove Christian Church, I would like to thank River Riders for their generous donation of two tubing passes for our silent auction during our July 23rd car show. That particular auction brought in the highest bid of the day. All proceeds benefited Community Networks Inc. which provides housing for many in need. Thanks again for your... More 

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