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Instruction for all skill levels
Strokes and boat control
Eskimo Roll
River Running
Surfing, ferries, & boofs
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Experience the beauty of the James River
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Discover the Himalaya

Experiencing rivers here and around the world.

RVA Paddlesports, based in Richmond, Virginia offers whitewater rafting & 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.

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March 10,11,17,18,24,25 30 April 1
Daily at 9:00 AM, 2:30 PM & 6:00 PM
Trips Daily Noon - Sunset

Youth Kayaking School

Packages from $230-$340 Individual sessions $50
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:15: Sundays 3:00 - 5:30
kayak school

Half Day Intro to Kayaking

$98 or $360 for a 4-person package.
Available Daily

Kayak Roll Clinics

$60 per class / $150 for 3 / Private Instruction - $40 per hr / Open Pool - $20
Wednesday Evenings throughout the summer.

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Rafting the James River

Running through downtown Richmond, Virginia, the James river offers world class whitewater rafting & kayaking.


Whitewater Rafting Kayaking Instruction Richmond Virginia