Advanced Whitewater Ducky Trip
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No doubt the most challenging, thrilling trip we offer!! You and your guides will paddle single-person inflatable kayaks called “Duckies” on the Upper and Lower Falls sections of the James River.
Get your blood pumping and hair standing on end by maneuvering through Class I-III rapids in the heart of what Outside Magazine named the Best River Town in the U.S. While paddling through Richmond’s growing skyline, you’ll also get the chance to swim in calm pools and see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Turtles and other wildlife. Which is awesome…but the main reason you’re jumping into this experience is the THRILL!
If you already have some basic whitewater paddling experience, this trip provides a higher level of instruction to give you the confidence to paddle bigger, Class III rapids. Trip sizes are kept small (max 6 guests) to provide a more controlled learning environment. These boats are great for what you’ll be doing…they’re designed to make paddling through bigger whitewater easier for a wide range of abilities. But don’t be fooled, this trip is a significant step up in challenge and skill/athleticism used on smaller class I-II whitewater.
We’ll end the trip at the 14th St. white water takeout at the bottom of historic Shockoe Slip…then it’s back to the Riverside Outfitters shop– more like turn-of-the-century farm house– for a beverage and some front porch sittin’…a great way to end a great trip! Exact trip duration will depend on water level…typically about 4 hours.
If you’ve taken our Class I-II Upper River kayak trip previously, you may qualify for a shorter version for this trip limited to just the biggest whitewater section downtown. That trip is approx. 2-3 hours in duration with a price of $89/person. Call the shop to inquire.
Must be a least 16 years old accompanied by an adult, and confident swimming in whitewater
Weight Limit approx 240 lbs
9:00 check in at the RO shop at 6834 Old Westham Rd.