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James River Reeling and Rafting

265 Ferry Street, Scottsville, VA 24590
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Great way to spend time on the James River

You are able to rent kayaks, tubes, canoes to go down the beautiful James River. Load up on a bus... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
fedamorton
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Scottsville, Virginia
Great company

My husband, 17yo son and I went for a last ditch summer getaway on Labor Day weekend. We wanted to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
MomPlanner12
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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

You are able to rent kayaks, tubes, canoes to go down the beautiful James River. Load up on a bus and drive through the quaint town of Scottsville and go up river for a 1hr or 2 hr float back down to take out point...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband, 17yo son and I went for a last ditch summer getaway on Labor Day weekend. We wanted to try tubing because we had not done that before but were looking to get away without spending a lot of money. This trip fit the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was an amazing experience from start to finish. The day I called to reserve a spot at the campground/tube the staff were friendly. I asked several questions and they didn't seem rushed to get me off the phone. They even asked if we were...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great team building exercise. We had the time of our lives. Worth the price. We did the full day rafting which is basically tubing in a raft. The river is a LAZY river. Lots of pretty sights. Good for the whole family. No chance of...More

Thank C001
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Devlin was great today. He was knowledgeable and super friendly...just want is required in a family run business. We appreciated him taking the time to make are visit memorable.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Living in Scottsville and very close to the James, I had watched people for years floating on the river in tubes, canoes, kayaks. Had watched bus loads of excited-faced folks during the summer months pass by headed to the river for a splashing good time....More

1  Thank skyewriter2015
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Hat's off to the staff at James River Reeling and Rafting. Each went above and beyond to make our family kayak and canoe trip on the James very enjoyable. After checking in we were provided basic safety instruction and a river map to help us...More

Thank Frank P
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had planned on tubing down the James River, but the weather did not cooperate. It was overcast, misting and about 20 degrees cooler than we expected. The folks at James River Reeling and Rafting outfitted us with canoes instead of tubes and we had...More

1  Thank ydnab
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We've gone for the last several years and love it!!! They drive you on the bus and you float back to your car! What an awesome day! Remember to bring soap, shampoo and hair brush if you want to shower off after. Just a relaxing...More

Thank Sydonie D
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A very friendly staff make renting a kayak for a run down the James easy and lots of fun. You park, sign in, get in a van, are driven upriver, handed an oar and a life vest, and put in the water. You receive simple...More

Thank James B
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mcmoore
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Response from bushmckay | Reviewed this property |
The 12 mile trip goes in at Howardsville and ends in Scottsville. Not sure about shorter trips but somewhere in between those two spots.
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