We are somewhat locals and we have gone on white water rafting trips all over the state. I would have to rate River Riders as one of the top rafting experiences we have gone with. The atmosphere at the HQ was great, the layout was open and clean. That just set the tone as to knowing they have their ducks in a row. We invited out of town guests to go with us and we all noticed that they kept saying over and over where you get out of the river. It became the joke in our group for the day because it was even printed on your wrist band. Low and behold, on the bus back, some man was complaining about the walk and steep hill once you get off the river. If you are in the area I highly advise you do these trips. It is a great way to see the country and it is as about as relaxing as a massage. Just make sure, you listen to the instructions on where to get out. If you do get out at the wrong place, don't complain about it, just take the walk of shame and tune up on your listening skills.
Later in the day, all the kids joined us and we did the flat water tubing. We had 14 with us from age 5 to 35. On the flat water I had a cooler full of drinks and food. Having a beer and watching this historic scenery go by is a great way to spend the day. The kids were laughing, splashing and carrying on. People were floating all around in this pristine setting and I, cold beer in hand, sun on my cheeks, just had a great day.
I am writing this review because I am making a family video for my daughter's birthday and many of the photos are her with her cousins on our River Riders tubing trip. If I can post a picture, you will see how great of a day it is. People talk about too many people in the river, well I rather see them enjoying West Virginia this way as opposed to most other ways.