Escape the bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the natural playground of the river and enjoy rafting on the Lower James River under the city skyline.
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. Browse our Richmond rafting trips and book yours online.
RVA Paddlesports will be hosting a raft guide training for candidates interested in summer employment as a river guide. If you’re interested in becoming a raft guide with us then join this course!
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 with 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.