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.

PLEASE NOTE:   We are beginning to experience low water levels on the Rivanna.  This means that the river can be slower and there are more rocks to dodge out there. On some short sections of the river, you can expect to run over or into some rocks. Sometimes this will necessitate getting out of the boat to pull it off the rocks. This makes it especially necessary to wear appropriate footwear, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sturdy sandals with heel straps. On the bright side, the water is generally clearer, which is great for fish-watching, snorkeling, and swimming, and the river is a great place to go for a refreshing experience in nature on hot summer days.  We want to make sure you have all the information you need before booking a trip with us!

We are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Memorial Day. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we operate 7 days a week. You can book any trip online today!

Please Note: We will be closed for regular operations on Wednesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July24th while we conduct paddling education programs for local youth.

Voyage to Vines!  Our newest trip offering…… enjoy a Friday evening paddle on the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir followed by beautiful views, live music and wine at Chisholm Vineyards just 5 minutes up the road. Only once a month starting 5/17.  Click here for more details and to make a reservation!

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 in 2019 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!

RRC is pleased to be hosting Virginia Outside Fishing Camps in 2019. Click here for more details.

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