Kayak, Canoe, Standup Paddleboard, and Tubing trips just 5 minutes from Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.


We connect locals and visitors of all experience levels with memorable adventures on the scenic Rivanna River.

We are currently open 5 days a week, Thursday – Monday. We are CLOSED ON TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS.

Trips and Rentals by Reservation…Click here to book online!

A note about typical late summer river conditions and reservations…We do not take advance reservations more than a week out for August and September because of unpredictable water levels on the Rivanna.  This time of year, the river is sometimes too low to run downriver trips.  We operate on a week by week basis from August until the end of our season in September, opening up availabilities as we are able to based on rainfall in the area.  Fingers crossed we keep getting rain!!

Please Note: We currently have low water conditions on the Rivanna. Until we receive new rainfall, the river is clear, low, and slow. On some short sections of the river, you can expect to bump into rocks. It is possible that this will necessitate getting out of the boat or tube to pull it off a rock. In these conditions, it is especially important to wear appropriate footwear, such as water shoes, sturdy sandals with heel straps, or old sneakers or running shoes. Due to the nature of our equipment, these conditions may make it particularly frustrating for those over 220 lbs.
Before you book, please consider these conditions and whether everyone in your group is physically able to get in and out of your boat in wet, rocky conditions.
It IS still fun out there and a great place to be on a hot summer day, and most of your trip will offer plenty of river depth to paddle in with ease. Just please be aware of the above and have the right expectations. Thanks!

We have our next Rivanna Roots Concert coming up on Saturday August 13th with reggae band The Transmitters playing!!  Get your tickets here.

Click Here for Calendar of Events……  Concerts, Festivals & Special Trips!!!

Rivanna Roots Concert Series lineup:  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO BUY TICKETS!

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For inquiries about any type of Custom Group Trip for educational field trips, youth group or scout group experiences, company outings, or staff retreats, please contact Gabe Silver at [email protected] We can  make something great happen for you and your organization!



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