the James your way!

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

Please Note: We reserve the right to change trip Itineraries due to weather or group sizes/changes. 

One form of payment is required for each reservation so have people in your group pay you ahead of time through Venmo or other methods.

Download Waiver
You'll need to sign a waiver before your trip.
  • All patrons must be capable swimmers
  • Footwear must be worn and secure at all times on and off the water. NO FLIPFLOPS!
  • Participants must be age 6 and up for inflatables, rafts and tubes, and 10 and up for canoes and kayaks. All minors must be accompanied by and adult at all times on and off the river with age verified by parent of guardian.
  • All participants must sign a waiver/rental agreement prior to trip
  • All equipment must be returned by 6pm. If equipment is not returned by 6pm a $40 late fee per person will apply.
  • Sunscreen/Hat
  • Towel and change of clothes for the ride home
  • Water and snacks. No glass bottles or styrofoam coolers will be allowed on the river.
  • Nothing of value. Disposable cameras are a good idea if you’d like to take picktures, but the river has claimed many nice phones so please leave valuables locked in the car!
  • Please be sure to read over the policy page regarding alcohol, cancellations, etc.

Arrival Time

Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled depart time.

6PM End Time

All participants are required to be off river by 6PM.

  • No pets,
  • No styrofoam coolers, or glass.
  • No drugs or hard alcohol. 
  • No flip-flops.

Be sure to review our policies page. Cancellations must be made  7 days in advance to receive no penalty. 

Last minute cancellations or “no shows” will be charged for what they have reserved.

Part Day Trip

Difficulty level: novice

3 miles (1-3 hours)

$33/person kayaking, canoeing & rafting

No group rates available for this 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!

One Day Trip

Difficulty level: novice

9 miles (3 to 7 hours)

$44/person kayaking, canoeing & rafting

$42/person group rate (25 or more)

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.


Difficulty level: experienced

21.5 total miles (Day 1: 12.5 miles)

$85/person canoe or kayak

$83 person group rate (25 or more)

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).

All camping reservations must be called in and cannot be done on line.