Rafting the James River

Rafting Pipeline

We offer a variety of whitewater rafting excursions on the Upper and Lower James River in Richmond, VA.  Our most popular tour covers the class III & IV rapids of the Lower James.  The Upper James is perfect for families with young children or clients wanting just a relaxing float.

Those wanting a longer outing on the river can tackle the entire Falls of the James trip covering the full 7.5 miles of the Fall Line and includes a catered picnic lunch on an island.

We also offer special trips with catered dinner like our Fireworks on the James trip happening on the 4th of July.  If you would like to set up a similar trip for your private group just give us a call.

Our small trip and crew sizes give a personal and intimate experience for our clients on the river.


Raft Guide Training

March 21, 22, 28,29 April 4, 5, 11, 12
RVA Paddlesports will be hosting a raft guide training for candidates interested in summer employment as a river guide.  Trainees should be open...
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Lower James River Rafting

Daily at 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
  Enjoy rafting on the  Lower James River Rafting under the city skyline.  With the James River Park lining both banks of the river most of...
$60 Weekdays / $65 Weekends
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Upper James River Rafting

The quieter stretches between Pony Pasture and Reedy Creek can be enjoyed by all people regardless of their ability, age or condition. For those...
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Fireworks on the James River

04 Jul 2018
Don’t miss your chance for the best view in RVA of the Fireworks on the James the 4th of July.  We will be rafting to a secluded island on...
$99 per person
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Falls of the James River

Daily at 8:30 AM
Raft the entire Falls of the James River from Huguenot Flatwater to 14th Street and enjoy a wholesome lunch on the river half way down.  We will...
$79 per person
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