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Wilderness Canoe

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3 Jul 2018
“Water activity always good on hot day!”
19 Sep 2017
Established in 1994 to provide an authentic wilderness experience to visitors of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Situated along a scenic and remote section of the upper James River in the southern Shenandoah Valley that is known for its...more
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631 James River Rd, Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579-3159
+1 540-291-2295
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We took the trip down the James River from WCC to Snowden because of the Class III rapids on that stretch. Rented one raft and two kayaks for our group of 5 adults. We were pleased with all aspects of the trip, though a group...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 2014BC
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We contacted Wilderness Canoe Company just a few days before our trip, and we got a quick response that they could shuttle us and our kayaks so that we could do the 9.5 mile trip on the James River. Charlie was awesome - we appreciated...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank markkaren2017
Charlie P, Owner at Wilderness Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Glad you had a wonderful wilderness experience.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I phoned them to request a vehicle shuttle from Buena Vista to Glasgow. Everything was done as requested and on time. Good experience.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank johnmI4844ZD
Charlie P, Owner at Wilderness Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Wilderness Canoe Has beautiful camp sites and Charlie is wonderful! Great kayak and tuning trips from here, it's a beautiful section of the James!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank gamblefamilytravel
Charlie P, Owner at Wilderness Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thanks! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

WCC offers tubing, kayaking and canoeing on the James river. From the office they drive you upstream in a bus and drop you off to follow the river downstream back to the company. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Before getting in the buss we...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Twan J
Charlie P, Owner at Wilderness Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Glad you had a wonderful day on the river!

Reviewed 8 September 2016

Best fun EVER, totally worth the price - super friendly and helpful employees. we went tubing, it took about 4hrs+ but you can rent canoes the cut time in 1/2. River is nature at its best,time goes by real fast. bring a camera and a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank brutus313
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We went tubing and it was fun! It took about 4 hours. Nice and relaxing. Next time I won't be bringing a cooler. It slowed us down a lot. Very good price! Would do it again.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank stcyfol
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went tubing. $14 per adult and we paid an extra $5 for a cooler tube. That was a great idea, it held our drinks and sunscreen and a life jacket just in case. Others stop along the way and have a picnic. The trip...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Missy C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We like to tube and do it often, and this company has excellent tubes and staff. However, with lower water flow and extreme heat, you need to prepare for 4-5 hours on the river. Sunscreen, hats, spf shirts and a cooler with goodies will serve...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank AlbertAlberta2012
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Got a $10 Groupon. It was worth the money but it sure was hot. No shade on that river. There were some fun fast rapids. I would do it again.

Date of experience: July 2016
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11 February 2018|
Response from CharlieP1576 | Property representative |
We do not have showers or hoses. No water on site, other than the river.