Take a relaxing trip down the James River


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One Day Trip

This run is suited for the beginning canoeist or novice.  The first section of 3 miles is basic flatwater, the second 3 miles includes several class 2 rapids and many islands, and the last section includes moderate moving water and “Rock Island”.  This is our best fishing trip which meanders through scenic rural countryside and contains outstanding fishing structure. There are numerous islands suitable for lunchtime activities or just for taking a stretch and a break from canoeing or rafting.  Excellent swimming and  bird and wildlife watching opportunities.

2 Day Package

Get the most fun out of your weekend or two day trip!! Spend 2 days on The James!! Canoe the 9 mile trip (Howardsville to Hatton Ferry) one day and camp under the stars at our location here at Hatton Ferry! The other day take our 3 mile tubing trip. This package allows you and your group to forget the hassles of loading all your camping gear in a canoe. Your camp area is right here beside the river and may be left set up in our private campground as you enjoy your day on the river. Includes camping for one night (you provide your grub and camping gear). Includes all activities (river trips, camping, basketball and volleyball court, and field areas suitable for football and soccer)!

Overnight Trip

Overnight tripping is quite popular and requires more planning than the usual day run.  We depart from James River Runners promptly at 8AM and proceed upstream to Wingina.  The first day’s run is 12.5 miles, is novice in nature, and ends at Howardsville where rental clients have the luxury of camping on our private riverside property.  Camping at this area is primitive although we do maintain the area, have several fire rings and picnic tables, and have a clean porta potty available for your use (no potable water). The second day you may float back to our base location at your leisure (9 miles).

Part Day Trip

For those who don’t have the time for our longer excursions.  Suitable for beginning or novice canoeists and includes “Rock Island” and several other stopping areas suitable for groups or small parties.  There can be good fishing in this area but we recommend the 9 mile trip for the serious angler. Excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities and the scenery is AAA!

Canoeing, Kayaking & Rafting Trips

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Enjoy a short, 1-3 hour canoe, kayak or rafting trip down the James River. Great for families with kids who love the outdoors, but can't spend all day on the water.

Difficulty level: novice
3 miles (1-3 hours)
$26/person canoeing & rafting
$30/person solo sit-on-top kayak
No group rates available

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Dedicated canoeing, kayaking and rafting fans will love spending an entire day on the river. What better way to enjoy nature, take in some sun, and get some exercise than spending a warm summer day on one of nature's greatest gifts?

Difficulty level: novice
9 miles (3 to 7 hours)
$36/person canoeing & rafting
$34/person group rate (25 or more)
$40/person solo sit-on-top kayak

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Gather up your camping gear, some smores and a few of your best friends, and get ready to make some summer memories with an overnight river run. Start out your voyage wit a 12 mile canoeing, kayaking or rafting trip to Howardsville, va where you'll setup camp for the night on our private riverside property. Float back the second day at your leisure.

Difficulty level: experienced
21.5 total miles (12.5 miles on day 1)
$70/person canoeing & rafting
$68/person group rate (25 or more)
$74/person solo sit-on-top kayak

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Get the most fun out your weekend with a two day combination package. Start off on Day 1 with a 9 mile river adventure. Arriving at your destination, setup camp and sleep under the stars at a private riverside campground. Relax on Day 2 with a 3 hour lazy float down the river back to your vehicles.

Difficulty level: experienced
9 miles (+3 hour tubing trip)
$68/person canoeing & rafting
$65/person group rate (25 or more)

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Making a reservation is the only way to guarantee equipment availability.