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Kayak 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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Escape the City

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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Featured Courses

September 14,15,21,22,28,29, October 5,6 :: 8 AM - 5 PM

Lower James River Rafting

$60 Weekdays / $65 Weekends
Daily at 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Daily at 8:30 AM
Trips Daily Noon - Sunset

Youth Kayaking School

Packages from $240-$340 Individual sessions $50
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:15: Sundays 3:00 - 5:30

Kayak Roll Clinics

$60 per class / Private Instruction - $45 per hr
Fridays 4-6 PM - December 28th, January 11th & 25th, February 8th & 22nd

Featured Video

Rafting the James River

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


Whitewater Rafting Kayaking Instruction Richmond Virginia