The staff at River City Adventures is a very welcoming group. Three out of 4 in my group have never white water rafted before but after a detailed tutorial and an excellent assisted fitting session, we were off and paddling comfortably in no time. The fun ended too soon but opened up a craving for the next adventure.


We had family in from Michigan and it was their first time tubing on the James. We all loved it! Even with not-so-great weather. Customer service was excellent too! Travis was great in explaining all saftely measures, while making sure everyone was comfortable and excited about their experience. We would definitely recommend River City for any river adventures. We will definitely be back time a rafting trip
I haven't had so much fun in a long time! Rafted once before, years ago and had bad experience. The guides at RCA were awesome I felt so safe because I could tell they're experienced from the start, very nice and caring. I actually enjoyed so much I want to go again. I recommend anyone skittish to go rafting with them!!!!

River City Adventures, L.L.C.
Whitewater Rafting, Tubing, and Kayaking on the James River

River City Adventures, LLC is located in the Upper Shockoe Valley in the City of Richmond. Our friendly and highly experienced staff are dedicated to providing you with a safe and exciting outdoor adventure on the James River. Whether you're whitewater rafting, kayaking, or tubing, we strive to ensure that you and your group have a fun-filled day while taking in the beautiful landscapes and cityscapes of Richmond. ​​

River City Adventures, LLC

If you are looking to spend time on the James River, you will find no better guides than the rough and ready crew at River City Adventures. These guy seemed to know every twist and turn of the river, and the history of every place we passed on our trip. They pay attention to the details, from getting us properly secured in our vests, to having a pleasant and clean changing area, to giving us cold drinks for the ride home. White water rafting with them was definitely a highlight of our vacation!
We took a Saturday afternoon Whitewater trip. The equipment--helmets, PFDs--was in good shape, the safety information and demonstrations were on point, and we didn't waste a lot of time from the time the bus left the office until the put in. Our guide, Sherry, was great--fun, knowledgeable, and competent. Nobody got tossed from our raft! The paddling was not strenuous and the Whitewater was exciting, not white knuckling. Stopping to swim and stopping for water and trail mix were highlights. One suggestion: think of your fellow rafters. Come prepared with your release forms filled out. That way, even if you're delayed by traffic or trouble finding the place, you won't hold things up unnecessarily.
We had a fabulous time urban white water rafting!!! Our guide was very experienced, had a great attitude and just lots of fun!! She was very knowledgeable about the area's history, as well, making our trip interesting, too! Truely, the river, wildlife and scenery is amazing. River City Adventures are extremely safety conscious. I would recommend for ages 8 and up! My knees aren't the best and I had no problems doing anything! I would defiantly use River City again!!
A few girlfriends and I spent the weekend in Richmond for a bachelorette weekend. The number one activity, requested by the bride to be, was to go was white water rafting. River City Adventures did not disappoint! Chase was the best guide we could have asked for! We will definitely return and request Chase. He was safe, knowledgeable, and super fun! Thank you for an incredible experience!