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Address: 12449 Spicewood Rd, Orange, VA 22960-2201
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Rapidan River Kayak Company, LLC. is the original company offering kayak...

Rapidan River Kayak Company, LLC. is the original company offering kayak tours on the Rapidan River. We are located just 2.5 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.*

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Unparalleled service and scenery!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Orange, VA
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Orange, VA
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 wine country. Especially if you've never been kayaking, this is the outfit to start!

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Beth S, Owner at Rapidan River Kayak Company, responded to this review

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 More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 we were launched on the river and continued on a serene journey down the Rapidan.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

I decided I wanted to do something different for Fathers Day. So my wife, our 3 sons and our youngest's girlfriend decided to river kayak and what a great decision it was. Beth and Gary were wonderful hosts and made the trip educational, fun and lively. We felt genuinely appreciated and Beth and Gary shared their love of the river... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My wife and I had a great day on the river with Beth. She offered some pointers to help refine our skills, and gave us some great insight into other kayaking opportunities in Virginia. The section of the Rapidan she took us on was beautiful and very secluded. It was a great day on the river and we highly recommend... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We decided to try Rapidan River Kayak Company on a lark for a birthday celebration. We had done the wineries, done the beautiful mountain views, and were ready for something a little different; this was the perfect activity! None of us are kayakers (I had never been kayaking on a river), but we couldn't have been happier with the guided... More 

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virginia, usa
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Beth and her husband took great care of us from the moment we arrived, all the way down the river and back to base. They were very professional, knowledgeable about the environment and overall super nice people. We were 5 adults and 6 kids ages 4-11. Most of the group were inexperienced and they accommodated us accordingly. Both adults and... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

The owner and guide, Beth, did an outstanding job of providing a brief orientation to kayaking on the river and once on the river her instructions were clear about how to maneuver over river features and rocks. She knows the geography and wildlife well and pointed out an eagle's nest and otter hole, beaver dam, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

I have taken guided trips on a lake in Vermont and in the inlets and mangrove coves in Florida but this was the best one ever. Although I have been paddling my own kayak on the Rapidan for more than 10 years I learned a lot from Beth's instructions and saw a part of the river not easily accessible. The... More 

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Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

What a great experience! Our group of six ranged in age from 14 to 82 and everyone had fun. Beth made the planning the trip easy and the equipment was top notch. There were enough rapids to keep it interesting and we were grateful to have our guide, Gary, to show us the way. We saw an incredible bald eagle... More 

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Orange, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Second year in a row that my wife and daughters have taken me on a trip down the river with Rapidan River Kayak Company for Father's Day. The weather has been great both years and we have seen bald eagles both times. Beth is extremely knowledgeable about the river and gives great instruction to newbies. This is a great experience... More 

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