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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

King of the James Kayak Training Program

$35/Session :: $100/4 Sessions :: $200/All Sessions + Race Entry
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays Oct 16th - Nov 9th

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
Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 PM
9:00 am ~ 1:00 pm each day

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