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About RVA Paddlesports
Based on the James River, we offer river experience for all ages! Tackle the Class III/IV rapids of the James River right in the heart of down town. Experience the calm of the tidal James on a flat water kayaking tour at Deep Bottom. Learn to whitewater kayak and progress from beginner to advanced on the Falls of the James. Whether you are a seasoned river goer or first timer we are there to provide the challenge and share the stoke! Founded in 2014 by local whitewater paddlers RVA Paddlesports brings professionalism and decades of expertise to every trip. We provide accommodation for all interested so please call if you have any specific needs. See you on the river!
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Heather wrote a review 9 May
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Jesse and Rose were OUTSTANDING guides! Despite the weather being rainy and cold, we had an amazing time and left with memories we will cherish. Thank you!!!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Blaire C wrote a review 7 May
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We did the intro to whitewater kayaking class and it was amazing! The staff was extremely accommodating of me and my friend’s schedule and worked with us to find a time in our busy schedules! The class itself was wonderful and so thorough. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to get into whiter water kayaking!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Sue Conyers wrote a review 7 May
Ruther Glen, Virginia1 contribution
We did the lower rafting trip this was my first trip and as a Veteran w/disabilities this was amazing
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Patrick H wrote a review Apr 2022
Dollar Bay, Michigan2 contributions
Bryce was great. Really helped pace the class so I/we didn’t get gassed and we’re able to give our best at everything we tried. While I didn’t get my roll down, I at least know why and what to focus on. Thanks Bryce!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Lauren K wrote a review Apr 2022
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What an amazing experience! Our guide for the North James trip, Bryce, was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and great with my talkative and sometimes timid kiddo. We can’t wait to go back and conquer the 3s and 4s!!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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