Take me to the river!
Each raft has a guide to assist you down the river. The number of people per raft depends on river conditions and other factors, but generally ranges from 3 to a maximum of 6 guests plus the guide. If your group has more than 6 guests, you will be asked to split up between boats. That just means you get to argue over who has the best guide! (Don't worry, everyone wins.)
Your guide will talk you through different ways to stay in the boat, how to paddle, and the different features of the water. You may also learn some RVA or river history along with some other cool things. Our FAQs page will help you prepare for your trip -- you should also prepare for some bad (meaning really good) jokes.
After your trip, we have showers and changing rooms for your convenience. Our location is just minutes from a variety of restaurants, the historic Shockoe Bottom area, and lodging.
Hours: Monday through Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Morning Trips: 9:00 am (all season)
Afternoon Trips: 2:30 pm March - July & September - November
3:00 pm August only
There are NO refunds on ANY cancellations or no-shows 7 days or less from the scheduled trip.
NOTE: Groups of 12 or larger are required to make a nonrefundable deposit equal to 50% toward the full trip price.
flat water, another rapid, then some flat water. Water levels will vary and determine where we launch trips so that we may do our best to keep on schedule and provide you with the best trip possible. The variety caused by the changes of water flows, rapids, and diverse backgrounds of our guides make each trip unique and will give you a different experience each time you raft with us.
All trips begin at River City Adventures located at 711 Hospital Street, Suite 2A, Richmond, VA 23219. Reservations are required for all adventures, including tubing trips. Please call well in advance of the date you wish to go, though you may call for daily space availability. And we are just blocks from Interstates I-95 and I-64.
We ask you to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time of your trip. Each trip begins by taking care of a bit of paperwork, getting fitted for gear, learning important safety information, and transportation to the river. The James River is a drop/pool river, meaning we'll hit a rapid, a bit of