Summer

CANOEING, KAYAKING AND RAFTING

Enjoy

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)

$30/person canoeing & rafting

$30/person solo sit-on-top kayak

No group rates available

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!

Canoe/Tube Package

Difficulty level: experienced

9 mile excursion, camp and 3 mile tubing trip

$75/person canoeing & rafting

$73/person group rate (25 or more)

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)!

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

One Day Trip

Difficulty level: novice

9 miles (3 to 7 hours)

$40/person canoeing & rafting

$38/person group rate (25 or more)

$40/person solo sit-on-top kayak

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.

Overnight

Difficulty level: experienced

21.5 total miles (Day 1: 12.5 miles)

$80/person canoe or kayak

$78 person group rate (25 or more)

$80/person solo sit-on-top kayak

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.