Enjoy scenic, flatwater stretches of the James River while learning solid stroke fundamentals and exploring Richmond’s history with a group of friends or family by kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP).
Whitewater Inflatable Kayaking
White Water Inflatable Kayaking in Richmond (Class I-II)
Explore the beautiful scenery and wildlife on the Upper James River as you paddle beginner-friendly rapids interspersed with calm flatwater sections in this inflatable kayaking trip!
This stretch of river is ideal for everyone, and accessible for families and small groups. We will meet you at Forest Hill Park (parking lot at the intersection of New Kent Ave and W 42nd St) before shuttling up to our put-in point about four miles upriver. You will get outfitted with helmets, PFDs, and paddles before receiving a safety briefing from the trip leader.
Designed to be very stable, inflatable kayaks (or duckys) are the perfect choice for an easygoing guided trip down the river. Paddling the mild Class I-II rapids is a blast, leaving you with time to enjoy the views and learn a bit about the river’s history. We even have tandem inflatable kayaks if you’d like to paddle with a partner!
**Minimum of 4 people required for online booking – call 804-898-0697 if you’re interested in booking a smaller group!
Towels, change of clothes, swimwear, camera, hat, sunglasses, river footwear, sunscreen, water bottle, snack
Kayak, paddles, helmets, PFDs, safety equipment, shuttle, guides, photographers