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Kayaking Urban Whitewater

We offer rafting or kayaking tours and instruction in the James River Park as well as other rivers regionally and abroad.

For beginners we offer both Flatwater and Intro to Whitewater classes.  As your skills and boat control improve you may want to try a Roll Clinic or Lower James Clinic.

Our whitewater rafting trips range from Scenic Sunset Rafting with a unique dining experience to the exciting Class III Lower James trips.

We also offer training programs for both adult and youth paddlers looking to get out regularly on the James.

Youth Kayaking Program

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 - 7:15
New or experienced paddlers are welcome to join as we train and play weekly on the James River.  Participants refine their skills while paddling...
Packages from $220-$340 Individual sessions $50
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Whitewater Kayak ACA Instructor Certification

May 5-7 & June 4-5
Who: Kayakers should be at minimum solid Class III paddlers who are interested in learning how to become instructors. Participants will have to...
$450
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Upper James River Rafting

Escape for the city with a relaxing float down the Upper James River.  Perfect trip for families with small children or those that are looking...
$55
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Two Day Intro to Kayaking

9:00 am ~ 1:00 pm each day
  • Kayaking Fundamentals
  • Roll Clinic
  • Challenge yourself to run an 18 foot waterfall!
  • Surfing & Playing
$185 *2 person minimum
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Norway

04 Aug 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
  • World Class whitewater
  • Extreme Canyoning
  • National Parks
  • Cultural Experiences
$1700
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Nepal – Class IV

October 25th - November 6th
  • Local Development Project
  • Multi-day / Expedition style trips
  • Traditional Nepali culture & cuisine
  • Breathtaking hikes
$1900 ($200 towards relief project)
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Lower James River Rafting

Trips Daily at 2:30 PM Daily & 6 PM Friday - Sunday
Enjoy rafting on the  Lower James River Rafting under the city skyline.  With the James River Park lining both banks of the river most of the...
$59 a person
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Lower James Play Days

Mondays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Surfing tips
  • Strokes Clinics
  • Rescue Practice
$45
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Kayak Roll Clinics

November 20th: 6:30-8:30 December 5th & January 9th 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Learn the eskimo roll
  • Safe & comfortable environment
  • Hand rolls & offside tips
  • We teach both C to C & sweep rolls
$60 per class / $150 for 3 / Private Instruction - $40 per hr / Open Pool - $20
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Kayak India – The Ganga – Rishikesh

Trips available January, February & March 2017
Gateway to the Ganges from Brandon Li on Vimeo. Who:  We offer programs for both beginner and experienced paddlers. Start from scratch and work...
$1400 for 10-day tour, longer options available
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James River Women Kayak Clinics

Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM
Join fellow James River Women on the river for a ladies only clinic and learn the basics of whitewater kayaking.  Attend a single Saturday...
$120
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Intermediate Clinic

2 hours
  • Surfing
  • Advanced strokes lessons
  • Personalized goals and challenges
  • Night Street Life in Downtown
$50
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Half Day Intro to Kayaking

Available Daily
  • Equipments & Safety Overview
  • Scenic paddling on the Upper James
  • Certified ACA Instructors
  • Fun & Exciting way to experience Richmond
$98 or $360 for a 4-person package.
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Flatwater Kayaking

  • Strokes & Safety Overview
  • Calm water
  • Scenic views with abundant Wildlife
  • Knowledgable staff
$60
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Fireworks on the James River

04 Jul 2016
Don’t miss your chance for the best view in RVA of the Fireworks on the James the 4th of July.  We will be rafting with us to a secluded...
$109 per person or 2 for $199
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