We love to be outside in the Richmond Region when the weather warms up. This means riding bikes along the Capital Trail and on single track that snakes along the James River. It means rafting and kayaking and tubing and jumping in the James from the rocks on Belle Isle. If you're visiting us for a day or a whole month, you should get outside with us. Here are 5 tours you can take right now to get outside in the Richmond Region!

Riverside Outfitters

Riverside Outfitters is your one stop shop for outdoor fun and adventure in the Richmond Region. They've got kayaking, rafting, stand up paddleboarding, camps for kids and an outpost on Brown's Island open all summer where you can rent bikes and sit on top kayaks to paddle in the flat water.

RVA Paddlesports

RVA Paddlesports focuses on high-quality kayaking experiences. From beginners to seasoned paddlers looking brush up on safety skills, this team of passionate boaters can get you on the James River at your own pace. Keep an eye out for special evening trips that include food and entertainment along the river.

Discover the James Bald Eagle Tour

james river bald eagle

Just minutes downriver from the city is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles, who live on the river all year long, in their natural habitat. This 2-hour, tidal river pontoon boat tour takes you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and beautiful scenery. Discover the James' Bald Eagle Tour travels a five-mile stretch of the James River known as Jefferson's Reach, through five territories of resident bald eagles.

Richmond Rides

Richmond Rides

Richmond Rides offers three tours to show off Richmond from two wheels. Take the signature tour to learn about Church Hill, one of Richmond's most historic neighborhoods, the Foodie Tour for obvious reasons, or the City Center Tour to ride through the throbbing heart of downtown RVA.

Richmond Canal Cruise

Join Richmond Canal Cruises for an informative, 40-minute, historically narrated tour or private charter of the James River and Kanawha Canal along Richmond’s historic Canal Walk. Our covered boats, which accommodate up to 35 passengers, depart on the hour from the Turning Basin, located at the intersection of 14th and Dock streets on Virginia Street.