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Instruction for all skill levels
Strokes and boat control
Eskimo Roll
River Running
Surfing, ferries, & boofs
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Learn to work as a group on and off the river
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Experience the beauty of the James River
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Teaching safe river navigation is a priority

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.

Whitewater Rafting Kayaking Instruction Richmond Virginia

Featured Courses

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August 27, 28 September 3, 4, 10, 11 (sessions will last all day)
Trips Daily at 2:30 PM Daily & 6 PM Friday - Sunday
Daily at 9:30 AM & 2:30 PM
Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM

Youth Kayaking Program

Packages from $220-$340 Individual sessions $50
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 - 7:15

Half Day Intro to Kayaking

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

Featured Video

First Time Paddlers

Our customers share their experiences after paddling whitewater for the first time.