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Best Day Out!

Josh is the most accommodating outfitter on the river. He gets you into the river within minutes of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kristen m
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New York City, New York
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Amazing experience!

The river was high and fast the day we had booked our canoe trip. Josh called us to inform us of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sailing1249
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Severna Park, Maryland
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Come explore the Battenkill River. We service a 30 mile stretch of river that is sure to include something for everyone. From fast and fun sections that will keep your paddle in the water to slow, crystal clear cobble bottom stretches that will let...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3353 State Rte 313, Arlington, VT 05250
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+1 802-430-7197
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Josh is the most accommodating outfitter on the river. He gets you into the river within minutes of arriving. Sets you up with dry bags, life jackets and current river conditions to be on your way immediately. Josh monitors the river eagle eyed to make...More

Thank kristen m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The river was high and fast the day we had booked our canoe trip. Josh called us to inform us of the conditions and was very flexible in postponing our trip by a day, so we could have better river conditions and better weather. We...More

Thank sailing1249
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The Battenkill is a beautiful river to spend time on and Vermont River Runners is a great outfit. Josh was helpful, well organized and flexible - he suggested the best stretch of river for my family, showed up right on time to pick us up...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The positive reviews are so accurate. Josh is amazing and the tube rental could not be more fun. $20 for an entire afternoon? You can go as a couple, a family, literally everyone would like this river adventure. The scenery is beautiful and it’s a...More

Thank Kristy F
Reviewed 25 September 2017

we LOVED canoeing with VRR on the Battenkill river. We were a group with beginner/moderate experience and had a wonderful time. Josh was very organized, friendly, and helpful and the river is beautiful with clear, clean water. Definitely bring water shoes as the river is...More

Thank Vivian E
Reviewed 28 August 2017

VRR is run by Josh who is one of nature's gentlemen. We're on a road trip across New England and had patchy data and phone reception but Josh was able to keep in touch with us and organise the day in advance. The river is...More

Thank JoeBo1
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I truly can't rave enough about Josh and Vermont River Runners. We called with only one day notice (oops!), and Josh was more than willing to set us up with a time and place. Asked questions to find out what our skill level was and...More

Thank Robbie M
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful kayaking on the Battenkill! Josh was a wealth of information and very professional. First rate PFDs and kayaks. We will be back soon!

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went camping for the weekend at Camping on the Battenkill and went tubing one of the days. It was the highlight of the trip. Beautiful river. VRR was very accommodating. Called Josh a few days ahead of time and arranged the starting point the day...More

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I went on two river trips with VRR this summer (back in June), and they were awesome! Josh evidently knows every rock and eddy on the river (just ask him), and had great tips about what to expect as we went down the river. I...More

1  Thank Dan G
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