River City Adventures, LLC

Cost: $20 per hour

Depending on bookings, we can occasionally offer shuttle service for rentals at a rate of $5.00 per person. However, availability for this service is based on whether a driver is present. Please check beforehand if you do not have your own transportation.

sit-on-top kayaks on the flatwater of the James River in Richmond, VA (RVA). These sit on top kayaks can also be taken on the whitewater section of the James with class I-II rapids
sit-on-top kayak on the flatwater of the James River in Richmond, VA (RVA). These sit on top kayaks can also be taken on the whitewater section of the James with class I-II rapids

Looking for a different kind of kayak adventure?  Check out our ducky trips!

Guided Kayak Trips  (min. 12 years old; must weigh between 90 and 300 lbs)

These sit-on-top kayaks are great for a mix of flatwater and whitewater on the Upper James or the flatwater of the tidal section beneath the Lower James here in Richmond, VA.  An experienced guide will lead you through your adventure of choice!  The Upper James provides the calm of the Wetlands area and the thrill of class I-II rapids -- including Choo Choo rapid near one of the coolest bridges in the city. 

Like all River City Adventures, this trip will be approximately 3 hours, depending on water levels. Each trip begins with taking care of a bit of paperwork, getting fitted for gear, learning important safety information, and transportation to the river. ​

Signed waivers are required for each person in your group - originals only, no copies! Save time the day of your trip by bringing in waivers that are already signed. Click here for the adult waiver; waivers for minors can be found by clicking here.

Kayak Rentals (min. 12 years old; must weigh between 90 and 300 lbs)

Know your way around the river? We offer Sit-on-Top Kayak rentals. This is an unguided rental, and you will need to provide your own transportation to and from River City Adventures. You can use these kayaks on the the tidal area beneath the Lower James.  

Signed waivers are required for each person in your group - originals only, no copies! Save time the day of your trip by bringing in waivers that are already signed. Click here for the adult waiver; waivers for minors can be found by clicking here.

Reservations are required in advance for all whitewater trips, and must have a minimum of 4 people. Don’t have 4 people? We can help you make new friends by pairing you up with other groups, if available. If the minimum is not met we will have to reschedule.

Easily book online if the desired date of your trip is more than 3 days away. If it’s within 3 days of your desired trip, just give us a call. We may be able to still get you on a trip.

Cost: $55 per person Monday - Friday

          $65 per person Saturday - Sunday