RVA Paddlesports

Rafting & Kayaking on the James River in Richmond, VA

RVA Paddlesports

Rafting & Kayaking on the James River in Richmond, VA

RVA Paddlesports

Rafting & Kayaking on the James River in Richmond, VA

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Experiencing rivers here and around the world.

The River City is calling your name! Nestled in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, RVA Paddlesports is the #1 destination for outdoor adventures in the Richmond area, offering a wide variety of rafting, kayaking, climbing, and canoeing trips for adventurers of all skill levels.

On our trips, you will immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the James River, paddle among the skyscrapers, experience the thrill of the rapids, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you are rafting, kayaking, climbing, or canoeing, every adventure with us will be unforgettable.

Best Virginia Raft Guide Company of 2020 by Blue Ridge Outdoors

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Great Whitewater Instruction

"I did their Whitewater Kayaking for Beginners course with my wife and father and it was a blast. We had some really good laughs, we all learned a lot, and it was a great intro into kayaking the James! 10/10 would book again!"

– Alex | TripAdvisor
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Outstanding Adventure

"This was my first experience rafting and I had a wonderful time. Eric was my raft guide. He was very welcoming and patient. It was surprisingly easy. I highly recommend this company. They were punctual at the pickup point and showed a great concern that we were enjoying ourselves."

– JH | TripAdvisor
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Great day on the river

"My son and I did this for the first time and it was great. Water was a little low but still had a good time. Stopping at jump rock was a blast, got to jump in the river from 15-20 feet above. Lots of good video with my GoPro, recommend taking one if you got it."

– Keith | TripAdvisor
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Awesome Trip

"Had the chance to raft the James in Richmond with my family. Had no idea how much fun it would be. It was fantastic. The guides made it great. Noel was on my boat. She really kept us all in line while having a great time. I highly recommend RVA Paddlesports"

– Paul | TripAdvisor

#1 Destination for Outdoor Adventures in Richmond

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. Come and join us today!