Lower River Rafting Trip
- "My mother in law and some family friends are always looking for our next adventure. RO was the only team who worked my family in on a holiday weekend. The Lower James rafting trip was 100% worth it. It was all of our 1st time rafting. We hit the james with our guide, Arqam, aka guide of the century. We felt very safe and comfy under his direction. He was extremely patient with us. I'm tempted to go back tomorrow with some of my friends. Thanks for a great time! ."
- "Took 40 people from work on a company outing. The staff, facilities, equipment, and rafting were all excellent. The guides were all top notch and added tour guide talks on historic and natural aspects of the James river as well as hitting the rapids. My group had an great time and would definitely recommend this for any group outings"
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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.