Rafting in Richmond


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  • Richmond
    Riverside Outfitters works to get Richmond-ers out on the water, up into the trees, and out on the trails with a variety of natural outdoor excursions. The staff helps locals and visitors engage with the area's rich landscape, guiding fleets of rafts, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and innertubes down the James River, which the Daily Press described as having "the only urban whitewater rafting experience available in the country." High ropes courses and climbing seminars teach first-timers how to nimbly break from gravity's embrace, while outdoor summer camps teach kids to engage wildlife without the scratchy fingers that come from texting with tree bark.
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    6836 Old Westham Rd.
    Richmond, VA US
  • Tula Adventure Sports
    Founder Isa Cohen can describe Tula Adventure Sports' mission with a single word: balance. The company's staff draw from certifications and internships as teeter-totters to create balance of mind, balance with nature, and balance aboard various watercrafts. The kayaks, standup paddleboards, and charter boats that form their fleet let customers see Virginia Beach through new eyes. Whether on tours or self-guided adventures, these vessels pass along scenic coastlines and into the native habitats of dolphins, waterfowl, and goldfish crackers. For more intense thrills, Tula Adventure Sports' instructors unlock the secrets to shredding across waves and launching into the air. Their adrenaline-packed activities include water skiing, wakeboarding, and kiteboarding.:m]]
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    2100 Marina Shores Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA US
  • River City Adventures
    The James River is alive. Any rafter will tell you so. Filled with swirling rapids, leisurely stretches, and picturesque falls, the river has a personality that goes far beyond your typical body of water. Fortunately, the guides at River City Adventures understand how to communicate with this powerful waterway. The team of watersport enthusiasts host whitewater rafting, tubing, and kayaking tours that take guests all along the river. One moment, you'll crash through the rapids, splashing left and right with your group. The next, you reach a calm stretch of water and laze in the sparkling sunlight. Tours each last approximately a half day and take in every stretch of the lush riverbank.
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    100 Stockton St.
    Richmond, VA US
  • Rivercity Rafting
    River City Rafting, a whitewater outfitter, showcases the beauty of the James Rivers’ rapids and relaxing stretches through its guided trips. Its guides have traversed rivers such as the Ocoee, the Gauley, and the Colorado, gathering the experience that makes them savvy aquatic leaders and excellent fish impersonators. Rafting trips swirl through up to Class IV waters, though some stick to smaller-scale rapids. Tubing trips, alternatively, peruse the river’s more leisurely segments.
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    100 Stockton St
    Richmond, VA US
  • Richmond, Virginia Parks and Recreation
    Established: Before 1950 Reservations/Appointments: Recommended Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes Pro Tip: Come ready to have fun. Handicap Accessible: Yes Parking: Parking lot Recommended Age Group: 18 and older
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    900 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA US
  • Calleva Outdoor Adventures
    Calleva at National Harbor organizes adventures that traverse land, water, and air, each designed to inspire the intrepid with the bounties of nature. A terra-based encounter, the guided bike ride over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Mount Vernon Trail combines the thrill of physical activity with the wonder of american bald eagle and bald presidential monument sightings. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekends, pedal pumpers are treated to panoramic views of the Potomac River. If the allure of the deep overcomes grounded wanderings, embark on a watery outing in a solo kayak, canoe, or tandem kayak, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. After a mind-stretching lesson on paddling and water safety, boat brethren can drift through the National Harbor in their floating vessels and explore the shores of the District and Alexandria, stopping occasionally to feed breadcrumbs to migrating politicians.
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    160 National Plaza
    Oxon Hill, MD US
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