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Rapidan River Kayak Company

12449 Spicewood Rd, Orange, VA 22960-2201
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Excellent Trip!

My fiance' and I went for the first time down the river with these amazing people, Beth and Gary... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
cessink
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Chesapeake, Virginia
Great trip down the River

The two of us started the trip at Beth's house, and floated down the mostly calm river. There were... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
115re
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Portola Valley, California
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Rapidan River Kayak Company, LLC. is the original company offering kayak tours on the Rapidan River. We are located approximately 2 miles outside of the Town of Orange in central Virginia on the picturesque Rapidan River, and 4 miles from President James Madison's home, Montpelier. Specializing in guided kayak tours for individuals, couples, and small groups of 10 or less, our tours are the perfect activity for family groups, corporate retreats, wedding activities, bachelor/bachelorette outings and more. All tours are guided by our highly qualified kayak instructor and no prior kayaking experience is required. All equipment is included and basic kayak skill and safety instruction is provided prior to each guided tour. *Advanced booking is required. Please call or email for rates and availability.* Get a preview of kayaking with us on our beautiful Rapidan River in the Orange County tourism video: https://youtu.be/8WXoAZxfQDU
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12449 Spicewood Rd, Orange, VA 22960-2201
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

My fiance' and I went for the first time down the river with these amazing people, Beth and Gary. From the beginning, they were extremely helpful, inviting, informative, and they made us feel like family. The water was flowing steadily so we didn't have to...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The two of us started the trip at Beth's house, and floated down the mostly calm river. There were some exciting (to us) little rapids to navigate. Beth is extremely knowledgeable about local wildlife, as well as local history. Our wildlife sightings were fantastic-bald eagles,...More

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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our time together on the Rapidan. It was a very good day for wildlife sightings, usually by this time of the summer the animals are resting during the middle of the day and we don't see quite...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had a great time riding the river with the Rapidan River Kayak company (even in the rain). The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable and allowed us to use some of our own equipment as well.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

What an enjoyable river trip. Beth guided us down the river and Gary picked us up. We loved hearing about the history of the area and the river as we paddled. Beth was a very skilled guide and helped us through a few tricky parts...More

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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you Trish, for your kind review of your time on the river with me. You and Pat were great fun! I love sharing this pretty little river, and hearing that my guests enjoy the experience as much as I do means so much. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

While in Orange, VA for a friend's wedding, my girlfriend and I wanted to experience the local culture and we are extremely glad we did. We contacted Beth rather last minute to set up an afternoon of kayaking and she was immediately extremely accommodating. Her...More

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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Mike, thank you for your wonderful review! I love meeting and sharing time on the river with people like you and Nicole, who have such an interest in this beautiful area of Virginia. I'm glad you enjoyed your kayak tour with me because my guests...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had the opportunity to paddle down the Rapidan with some of my family this past weekend and it was perfect. The water was clear and cool and our guide Gary was a wealth of information about the plants, animals, geology and history of what we...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Rapidan River Kayak Company is a business that prioritizes customers' experiences, the environment, and social concerns. Beth and Gary provide top notch service and technical expertise to ensure an enjoyable experience for all. Those lucky enough to have attended their recent "Women And The River...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

My cousin and I were staying at Rose River Farm and the owner there recommended Beth and Gary for Kayaking. When we got there, we got a quick lesson on how to navigate the kayak. We had an amazing time! The weather, the scenery, and...More

Thank Song K
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Beth and Gary have an amazing operation in Rapdian River Kayak: fantastic customer service, stellar organizational skills, incredible patience and skilled guiding, and a wealth of eco-knowledge. They happen to put-in and take-out on a stretch of gorgeous uncrowded river right in the heart of...More

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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for your beautiful review! We love what we do and consider each opportunity to take people out on the river a privilege. Thank you for your endorsement! Beth

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Whilst visiting Virginia I was looking a local activity that my wife and I could do together and we found something rather special. Starting with the hospitality of Beth and Gary who made us feel extremely welcome during the whole trip. After a safety briefing...More

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bevchalker
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Response from Beth S | Property representative |
We do not use canoes for our guided tours on the Rapidan River. This little river is pretty rocky and shallow for most of the paddling season, and because of those conditions we require boats with the capability to turn... More
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