for your interest in rafting the James River with Richmond Raft Company.
Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer you rafting activities in
Richmond. At this time, the City of Richmond does not have a
years of operating in the City of Richmond, many of those years as a
concessionaire for the City itself, we have been forced to cease our
rafting operations in Richmond due to a new contract offered by the City of Richmond
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities that is
inadequate to support a professional operation. Efforts by Richmond Raft
Company owner Buzz Kraft to persuade the City to open negotiations were unsuccessful.
To date, no one from the City has been willing to discuss or negotiate
the terms and conditions the City is currently seeking.
couldn't cease our
rafting operations in Richmond without thanking some special people for their
support. Thank you to Richmond Raft Company's 60 employees, who
have lost their employment, for your
professionalism, skillfulness and dedication. Thank you to our
many partners in our industry. And, last but certainly not
forgotten, thank you to our many, many past customers.
information about the issue is available.
Should you be interested in
reading about the activities we had offered in Richmond, our website is
still available and begins in the paragraph below. However please
be reminded, we are not taking reservations. I suggest you visit www.vappa.com
to learn of outfitters in other areas of the state.
We offer whitewater rafting trips and river rafting tours in
Richmond, VA. Our professionally
guided paddle raft
trips range from mild to wild. Your guide will share their
skills and knowledge of the river to help you enjoy this unique urban experience.
The tales of local tradition, historic sites and scenic beauty alternate with exciting
whitewater to make this outing one you will never forget. We have something for every
outdoor recreation enthusiast! Our excellent safety record and our dedication to
providing a positive experience make our activities memorable. Come have fun with
You can participate in a prescheduled trip or have us arrange an
activity for your business, church, school, or private group. Previous
experience is not necessary for our outings.
Located in Richmond, Virginia, Richmond Raft
is an hour's drive from Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, and Charlottesville, and about two
hours from Northern VA, Washington D.C., and Virginia Beach. Hotel and
camping accommodations are available if you are coming to
Richmond from out of town.
You can also find information about whitewater kayaking, river tubing, coastal kayaking,
and snow skiing while visiting our site.
We hope that you will bookmark this site and visit again.
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Richmond Raft Co.
ph: (804) 222-7238
fax: (804) 276-9750
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