Guided White Water Kayaking

If you’re looking for a bit more challenge and excitement, inflatable kayaks are a great option. This guide assisted trip goes along with the Harpers Ferry whitewater rafting trip, but gives the guest looking for a bit more adventure another option.


  • Guests looking for a step up in adventure will paddle their own craft and follow the rafts through the rapids. And the Shenandoah is always a great option for beginner to intermediate paddlers.
  • This 5-7 mile river excursion provides a wonderful experience for beginner to intermediate paddlers looking to enjoy class I-III (I-II+ in Summer) white water rapids and breathtaking scenery.
  • Spring and Fall trips offer an exciting, heart pounding experience while Summer trips provide a milder, family friendly adventure, typically due to lower water levels.


  • This trip is generally suitable for anyone ages 10-12 years of age and up who is has experience or is adventurous, in good physical condition, and a confident swimmer.
  • Inflatable kayaks accommodate one guest per craft.
  • Maximum weight of 250 pounds for an inflatable kayak.
Spend a Full Day with us

BUy an Adventure Day Pass

The River Riders Adventure Pass gives you access to a full day of activities! You get your choice of one guided activity and one self-guided activity.

  • Choose your guided activity from rafting, river tubing, or ziplining first.
  • Purchase your ticket based upon your guided activity choice (and whether you want a weekday or weekend ticket).
  • In the afternoon participate in up to 2 hours on The Adventure Park or The Potomac Play Pass.
  • Now that’s a day of adventure the whole family can enjoy!


This popular trip will guide you through the splashing white water of the Shenandoah and/or Potomac Rivers near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia come together. River Riders has the expertise, guides, and equipment to meet all your outdoor adventure needs. Come play, only an hour away from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD!

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