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About RVA Paddlesports
Based on the James River, we offer whitewater kayak instruction for all levels of paddlers. Whether it is your first time in a boat or if you want to paddle a multi-day trip overseas, we offer programs at every step of the way. We also offer whitewater rafting trips on the James in the heart of Richmond, Virginia.
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adrian h wrote a review May 1
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We did the lower James River tour, Josh was our guide. It was a great experience for those who have rafter before and for the first-timer. Me and my friend were able to joke and talk with our instructor/guide the whole time there. We also stopped for a snack and water break which was cool since we stopped on some rocks. I'll have to come back this summer to jump off one of the bridge platforms, can't wait!!!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Elizabeth F wrote a review Apr 2021
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RVA white water rafting was an awesome experience for my family! Definitely a must do in Richmond Virginia. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience. These guys are experts and help every step. Be ready for an adventure you will never forget!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Dede D wrote a review Apr 2021
Wake Forest, North Carolina84 contributions6 helpful votes
We had an awesome first time trip rafting with RVA paddle sports. Our guides went above and beyond to educate us on what to expect and helped us have a fun experience.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Vannia G wrote a review Mar 2021
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We had an incredible and very pleasant time with Charles and Tom from RVA paddlesports. They went above and beyond for us to enjoy a safe and fun ride. We were a party of 7 with two 10 year olds, split into two boats. Both Charles and Tom were excellent guides and shared so many fun and interesting stories, making the ride even more pleasant and fun.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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J&M wrote a review Mar 2021
Virginia Beach, Virginia3 contributions1 helpful vote
First ever rafting experience was this weekend and am so glad we went with the crew from RVA Paddlesports. My group included two kids, 6 and 10 years old and Andy's experience as the guide made eliminated 100% of the butterflies you might have from paddling through the fast moving James River. Like a captain of a tiny vessel Andy guided our boat and directed us when to paddle, allowing me and the boys to focus on the fun stuff (sights from the river are beautiful, you never appreciate the bridges of Richmond like you do when you're in a boat). Everyone was professional from top down, and they supplied all the gear we needed to be dry(ish) and warm and safe. They even had a chance to snap some action shots of us on the river which the boys are already enjoying. Thank you!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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