Riverside Outfitters


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In a Nutshell

Paddleboarding excursions sweep down the James River, with instructors helping groups navigate Class I and II whitewater rapids

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Promotional value expires Nov 22, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 12 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Subject to availability. Reservation required. 90lb weight min. 250lb weight max. Valid Wednesday-Sunday. Reservation required at least one week in advance. One-week cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. All equipment included. Must be able to swim. All reservations must be made by 11/15/15; all trips must be taken by 11/22/15. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose between Two Options

  • $39 for a three-hour downriver paddleboarding trip for one ($75 value)
  • $75 for a three-hour downriver paddleboarding trip for two ($150 value)

Kicking off trips in the morning and afternoon, instructors lead groups through a trip down the Class I and II whitewater rapids of the James River, from Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek. The instructors train the attendees and explain safety protocols before setting off, providing groups with helmets, life jackets, and all of the equipment they’ll need to safely operate the paddleboards. Parking and a shuttle bus will be provided for all trips. Guests can expect at least a moderate level of physical activity and must be comfortable being in whitewater and kneeling for extended periods of time.

Riverside Outfitters

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.

Customer Reviews

We had such a great experience. The guides are truly excellent. Going back for sure.
Catherine B. · October 12, 2015
Great time, awesome guide! Thanks Ben and Kelly! I hope to come back sometime.
Linda B. · September 30, 2015
The whole experience was wonderful. The guide was helpful, positive and fun. It was a great day on the water. We will definitely go back.
Barbara K. · September 26, 2015

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