Lower River Rafting Trip
- "This group of tour guides were amazing. It was high waters and actually a bit frightening out on the water but Brie and others made it a wonderful experience and we felt as safe as possible and had a blast."
- "This was a birthday present for my daughter who just turned 14. At first she wasn't so sure about it, but by the end she didn't want to stop!"
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Experience the only Class II – Class IV white water rapids running through a major U.S. city, and see why Outside Magazine named Richmond the Best River Town in the U.S.
We will start just below the Boulevard bridge section of the James River Park System in a beautiful urban forest. Then we’ll turn the corner at Belle Isle to see the Richmond skyline laid out in front of us…and it’s time to conquer the Class III-IV Lower section of the mighty James River through downtown!
We’ll stop at the halfway point to enjoy some snacks and hydrate while taking in the urban whitewater views. There will be plenty of time for swimming and staying cool before we takeout at the bottom of historic Shockoe Slip, having run the best (and biggest) rapids of downtown Richmond! Then it’s back to the Riverside Outfitters shop for a beverage and some front porch sittin’. Exact trip duration will depend on water level and speed of current…we will be on the water for approx. 2-3 hours.
Rafters must be at least 10 years old (with parent or guardian) and confident swimming in moving water. Minimum age might vary by water level land other conditions.