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.

Our Used Boat and Paddling Equipment Sale is coming up this Saturday, September 14th from 9 am to 1 pm. We will be selling kayaks, SUPs, canoes, paddles, PFDs and river tubes at a bargain. Click Here for All Equipment Details and Pricing. 


Live Music, Food and Drinks by the Rivanna River!!  Save the date for an event we are hosting in partnership with the Front Porch Music School……Friday September 27th,  4pm-8pm!!  Music by Gallatin Canyon, food by FireFly food truck, beer and wine for sale, games and plenty of space for kids to run around.


We currently are not offering any paddling or tubing trips on the river due to low water levels on the Rivanna.

In the meanwhile, we will remain open on the weekends for renting our Kayaks, Standup Paddleboards, Canoes, and Tubes for customers to take and do there own self-supported adventures on lakes or other rivers.
You can also rent equipment and paddle it around in the calm section of the Rivanna just downriver from our shop. This is a great option to have access to a river experience, and you can paddle to a beach that is nice for swimming and picnicking. This option allows you to avoid  loading equipment on your car.

A Rivanna River Co. Gift Certificate as a unique gift for any occasion. Click here to give the gift of a memorable experience in the great outdoors! 

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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