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“payoff not worth the hassle”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of River Riders

River Riders
Ranked #2 of 5 Tours in Harpers Ferry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Marietta, Pennsylvania
1 review
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“payoff not worth the hassle”
Reviewed July 7, 2010

I took my family tot River Rafters for the full day of flat and white water tubing. We drove about two hours to get there and were looking forward to a fun time. We were all disappointed with the experience as a whole. The water level was very low , which may have been the whole problem. We had to paddle ourselves on the flat water part of the trip because the waters we so still. If we didn't paddle ourselves I think we may still be sitting on the river. We hoped the white water part would be better, it wasn't. Everyone kept bottoming out on rocks and there were very few spots to actually enjoy a ride. The very low water may have been the only reason for our bad experience, however I don't see myself giving River Riders another chance.

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Sykesville, Maryland, USA
1 review
“Great Trip!”
Reviewed June 20, 2010

We took a Girl Scout troop of 11 girls and 4 mom's. Great trip, can't wait to go again.
Guides were great, stop at rock slide was fun. Just a great trip all around.

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DC Metro area
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3 reviews
“guides were fantastic”
Reviewed October 2, 2009

We have been to Harper's Ferry several times and used other outfitters-we'll be back with River Riders again next time. In spite of the recycled jokes on the (kinda scary) shuttle buses, guides were well-trained, competent and professional. Both the Shenandoah and the Potomac can be extremely crowded with tubers on the weekends, especially holidays. The morning trips, less so. As with most floats, definitely more exciting in high water!

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careannpan
2 reviews
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“A Great Day Trip”
Reviewed September 3, 2009

River Riders makes for a great day trip rafting on the Shenandoah. The raft guides do a great job making the trip as fun as possible. Kudos to Nick and Jeremy!

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Maryland
1 review
“Even though the waters were low we had the best time of our lives!!!”
Reviewed August 23, 2009

I've got one word for you: "DUMPS". Ask for him as your river guide and you will quite possibly have the best time..even if the waters aren't too rough, and quite a bit slow. I went with a group of 2 other girlfriends and we had the best time together that we've had in a loooooong time. The facility was clean, the office staff personable and efficient, and the river guides are awesome (though really we think Dumps is the best :p ). Best time to take trips are in May we've been told since there are higher water levels. The rapids weren't much of a challenge as it's late in the season and the level was low. Overall great! We would recommend to anyone looking for a good time!

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