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 now open 6 days a week, CLOSED ON TUESDAYS.

Low Water Conditions– Downriver Trips on pause……..

We are sorry to report that due to a lack of significant rainfall in the area for quite some time, we have reached our low water cut-off for downriver trips (for the time being). Your experience on the water is of utmost importance to us, and we feel the river is too rocky and shallow to provide most people with a fun paddling or tubing adventure. We will resume downriver trips once we get appreciable rain!

We will be open 6 days a week for Boat and Equipment Rentals Only (CLOSED ON TUESDAYS), so if you are still interested in getting on the water in some capacity here are your options:

1. Launch at our shop and paddle the river out and back in the area of our shop, returning to our landing. This is possible at low water levels and is a fun way to get on the river, explore, take a swim, hang out at a river beach, etc.
2. Transport boats or SUPs to a lake or reservoir (see https://rivannarivercompany.com/local-paddling-destinations for recommendations).
3. Transport boats to other larger rivers that have more water this time of year.
4. Rent tubes or kayaks and do your own transportation on the Rivanna, with the understanding that it will be low, slow and rocky.

We will resume our normal schedule when we get some rain, please check our website for updates. So sorry about the inconvenience.

Take care,

Gabe and Sonya Silver
Owners of the Rivanna River Company

Come enjoy an outdoor concert at our riverfront location!

Click here for info and tickets to the Rivanna Roots Concert Series

in partnership with the Front Porch Music School

Live Music, Food Trucks, Local Beer & Wine, and a real good time 🙂

We are excited to be a host site for Virginia Outside summer day camps again this year. Visit Virginia Outside to learn more about availabilities for Charlottesville-based outdoor adventure and fishing camps.

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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 gabe@rivannarivercompany. We can  make something great happen for you and your organization!



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