Since the invention of inflation, prices for groceries have skyrocketed and rivers have become traversable. Enjoy the scenic side of economics with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for a 5-mile, five- to six-hour self-guided tubing trip for two (a $36 total value)
- $27 for an 11-mile, four- to six-hour self-guided tandem canoeing trip for two (a $55 total value)
Each trip begins with a safety meeting and includes vessels, shuttle service, personal flotation devices, and paddles for the canoe. Trip estimates may vary based on skill level and water conditions, and buyers should read the trip preparation page for what to bring. Departing at 10:30 a.m., the tubing trip floats along the James River from Buford Island to Howardsville. The canoeing trip departs 8:30 a.m. and journeys from Wingina to Howardsville. Trips run every day of the week.
Howardsville Canoe Livery
Jimmy Crews, Roger Nelson, and Stephanie Tyson grew up on the James River, paddling along its tree-lined banks to find the most scenic spots and best fishing holes. Now the masterminds behind Howardsville Canoe Livery, the trio outfits outdoorsmen for their own explorations by renting tubes, 10’ Perception Pescador kayaks, and 16’ Old Town Camper canoes. Most trips go down the James River, though adventurers can also explore the Rockfish and Tye Rivers when water levels permit. Abundant wildlife roams the banks, including the occasional bald eagle. Though trips are self-guided, one of the livery’s team members can join groups for a guided tour, narrating in the group’s choice of accent about the rivers’ rich history, geography, geology, and fishing spots. Though all trips include shuttle service, staff can also give a lift to those who already own a tube, kayak, or canoe.