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 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only through Sunday, September 26th. We are open for paddling reservations only on Sunday, September 26th only as we will be supporting the Rivanna Round-Up (see below) on Saturday.

  • We are excited to be hosting the Rivanna Riverfest that will be an after-party for the great outdoor activities listed below. Gallatin Canyon will be performing…Click here for more details and tickets.
  • On Saturday, September 25th, we will be supporting the Rivanna Round-Up, a river cleanup effort by the Rivanna Conservation Alliance. You can join this effort and even get a rental boat and shuttle service to help clean up the river. Click here for more information and to sign up! 
  • Also on Saturday, September 25th, you can participate in the Loop de Ville, a hiking/running/biking exploration and celebration of the Rivanna Trail. Click here for more info and to sign up!

We will be closed the first weekend of October as we facilitate a group overnight trip but will reopen for equipment rentals on Saturdays and Sundays only for the rest of October. With the annual gear sale behind us, we are primarily able to rent out Tandem Kayaks and Canoes.

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 🙂

Concert Dates:

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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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