We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“On my reminder list....”
Review of James River

James River
Book In Advance
More Info
$60.00*
and up
Lower James Rafting in Richmond VA
More Info
$34.00*
and up
Hollywood Cemetery Electric Car Tour in Richmond
Ranked #14 of 180 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, as well as wading, fishing, rafting, kayaking or simply relaxing on the river banks and gazing out at the city.
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Why I don't visit the James more often is a mystery to me. That's why I've put it on my to-do list.

The many trails, the beautiful vistas and the beauty of nature is all yours. Free. What could be better than that?

OK. Better parking could be better than that. But it's still easy to get many of the access points.

Hard to believe it's right in my backyard and I don't visit the river more often. Shame on me.

Thank takeyourdog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (339)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

247 - 251 of 339 reviews

Reviewed May 3, 2013

It's the BEST Richmond has to offer! Swim, fish, canoe, kayak, hike, LEARN and more! Look up 'Ralph White', an amazing and dedicated James River advocate who has taught us about the intrinsic beauty, diversity and IMPORTANCE of our river!

Thank dolfngrl7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Great calm canoe trips - can be dangerous in places durng high tide - no facilities - just plain nature

1  Thank Irongate69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Urban playground. America's best inner city white water (and summer tubing). Mountain biking courses for beginners and experts on Belle Isle. The river and its miles of trails are the site for The Exterra's only urban event. Dog friendly.

Thank Rob L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Down is Shockoe Bottom you can walk through the flood gates onto the canal walk in Richmond. It is probably one of the nicest places to walk that no one knows about that I have ever, ever seen. If you are in or near the area you should treat yourself. Walk all the way to the Civil War museum and go out on the bridge that juts out over part of the river. Spectacular, nothing less. You will see the river, views of the Virgina Governers mansion, the Federal Reserve Building and neat buildings and restaurants all along the canal.

Thank Steve R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed James River also viewed

 

Been to James River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing