Take our two-day Sierra Rescue River Rescue certification course to learn everyday safety skills as well as how to handle rescue situations effectively.
King of the James Kayak Training
- Single Session
- 6 Sessions
- 8 Sessions
Guided Kayaking Training in Richmond, VA
King of the James is right around the corner and river levels are prime for even novice paddlers to learn the river and participate in the race! Put in the time over the next month with our training program and learn to enjoy the rapids of the James River!
If you are not interested in racing, come out and try a whitewater kayak before work! Whitewater kayaking has a great crossover with sports like mountain biking and skiing. Let us provide you with the gear and knowledge to figure out if this sport is a good fit for you!
Remember when the trails are too wet for biking and running, paddlers are enjoying perfect conditions on the river right here in RVA!
We will provide personalized instruction with boat control, dialing race lines and working on paddling efficiency needed for your best effort.
Prior to King of the James training, participants must:
- Have a roll in flatwater
- Be able to wait for T-Rescue in Class II whitewater
- Be able to self-rescue in Class II whitewater
- Be able to ferry across Class II whitewater
- Be able to life 50 lbs without assistance
- Be comfortable swimming in Class II whitewater
- Personalized Coaching
- Whitewater kayaks
- High-quality wet suits, dry tops, booties
- Instruction, feedback and working training plan
- Shuttle service
*If you have any/all of your own gear then we highly encourage you to bring what you would use during the race!
Water shoes/booties, swimwear, towel & change of clothes for after
$50 per session
6 sessions for $250
8 sessions for $320
Equipment is first come first serve with ~15 boats on site
Dawn Patrol Sessions:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Wednesdays 5 PM
October 31st & November 6th
October 19th – November 11th
Tredegar Boat Ramp
Call us to enquire about private afternoon or weekend sessions