Paddle the Beautiful James River
Fun for the Whole Family
Try our Kayaking Courses, Expeditions, Roll Clinics, and Games
Raft among the Skyscrapers
Paddle America's ONLY Urban Class IV Rapids

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

March 21, 22, 28,29 April 4, 5, 11, 12

Lower James River Rafting

$60 Weekdays / $65 Weekends
Daily at 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
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 / $10 Open Pool
Fridays 5:00 - 8:00 PM
9:00 am ~ 1:00 pm each day

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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