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An all day trip for a group of 12

I organized a full day trip for 12 people. We had two guides who were both amazing, knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mete C
Easy, fun river trip!

We booked a Memorial Day trip for our family of 5. There were plenty of different trips to choose... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim G
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“kayak trip” (4 reviews)
“water level” (4 reviews)
“dry bag” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1538 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4931
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organized a full day trip for 12 people. We had two guides who were both amazing, knowledgeable. Majority of the people in the group had not done kayaking before. Despite that, Mike, the lead tour guide, calmly explained everything and increased everyone's confidence in...More

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Gabe S, Owner at Rivanna River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Mete! We are so glad you enjoyed your time on the river, thanks so much for coming out on a trip with us! Mike really enjoyed paddling with your group and we hope to see you all again. Thanks, Gabe

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a Memorial Day trip for our family of 5. There were plenty of different trips to choose from, and we chose the "South Fork Exploration" so we could have a long afternoon of paddling that included both rapids and flat areas to just...More

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

You don't need to look any further...book with Rivanna! We were staying at an Airbnb and Rivanna River Company was recommended to us. The initial contact with Sonya was very prompt and appreciated as we were there for a limited number of days. Rivanna was...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I booked a canoe for two for a Saturday morning adventure. This was an ideal activity for me and my 7 year old granddaughter particularly since it was her first time in a canoe. The orientation was well organized and kept to the level of...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Yesterday, we took the Rivanna River Company’s self-guided kayak trip from the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir Dam to The Free Bridge take-out landing and on our six-mile paddle saw a beaver and a beautiful Northern Water Snake as well as a Great Blue Heron in...More

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Gabe S, Owner at Rivanna River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your time on the river!! Thanks so much for coming out, what a beautiful day it was.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We booked a trip for a large group and it was flawless. Online booking was easy and the communication was thorough. We had our choice of canoes or kayaks and PFDs were provided. We'll definitely book with RRC again.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Two of us took a canoe for the River Sampler trip. Our group was given a brief orientation with a question / answer session, and the staff offered additional individual assistance. Having never been on this river before, the landmarks to watch for and colored...More

Thank Rita M
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Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your time on the Rivanna, and thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! We work hard to make your time with us as easy, fun and informational as possible. Thanks again and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had the great fortune to be on the river yesterday on a guided river trip where we saw green herons, bald eagles, osprey, and ducks. Song birds serended us as we drifted along the mostly peaceful river. We were expertly guided through the sets...More

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Gabe S, Owner at Rivanna River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you so much for coming out on the river with us, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your trip! Hope to see you again soon. Take care, Sonya

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is a perfect trip/outing for anyone who likes the outdoors. Highly recommended! This company was great with getting you on the river, explaining the basics and how to read the river. Reasonable price. Lots of fun

Thank Tina D
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Gabe S, Owner at Rivanna River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip!! Thanks for coming out on the river with us. Take care, Sonya

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Best livery service we've used! Easy to reserve online, great options for skill level and length of time, loved that they provide a quality dry bag, the icing on the cake was that they have grabbers and bags for you to use if you'd like...More

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Russell P
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We chose am - about 10:00, but they have other options depending on the weather and time of year. I would call them and ask their advice. They’re helpfil!
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