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River City Adventures is the only company offering tubing on the James River in Richmond. While there are parts that are flat water and tubing is recommended for all fitness levels, this is not a "lazy river" – tubers will be able to experience class I and II rapids. River City Adventures has over 60 tubes made of heavy-duty PVC, which allows for large groups to travel at once. They can also provide a tube for a cooler to make it easy to float and eat.
Groups can choose between having a guide to show them the best route or going tubing independently. For independent tubing, groups can drive their car to the end location ("take-out") and get a ride to the starting location ("put-in") of the trip. When they arrive to the end location, they deflate their tubes and bring them back to the Manchester location (about a five-minute drive from the take-out). This option allows for more time on the river, more privacy and a longer stop for lunch.
Typically, trips take approximately three to four hours. For guided tubing, the minimum group size is six people and for the independent tubing adventure the minimum group size is two people. River City has over 60 tubes and the minimum age to go tubing is nine-years-old.
Mention PartyRVA for a 10 percent per person discount for any group size, and, in addition, for every 11 paying people the 12th person is free. The free space can be given to one individual or, upon request, the amount it represents can be applied evenly among each of the 12 guests.
$30 per person with a one-way shuttle to the drop-off point. $35 per person for a guided adventure. For an additional $5, River City can provide a tube and a rope for a classic cooler (guests must provide the cooler).
"Tube-tacular. River City Adventures can give you a beautiful tour of our city from a unique prospective." - Jennifer M, Trip Advisor
"5 stars. Had a great time tubing on the river today!" Diana B., Facebook