Duration: Approx. 5.5 hrs

Location: Two convenience Roanoke pickup locations - downtown Visitors Center & Valley View Mall (Target).

Kayaking + Brewery


6+ guests | $4@ discount.

Kayaking + DD


Advance tickets required (+ service fee). Tickets are non-refundable but are maybe transferred to other tours, dates, or Gift Cert with at least 5 days notice. We may cancel due to weather, guest safety or less than 4 guests on tour (full refund).

New - Kayak the James & Craft Beer Trip Gear & Beer Included!

The historic James River offers unspoiled scenery & delicious nearby local craft beer. Day Tours - Sundays, June 18, July 23 & Aug. 13.

  • Public Day Tours - Sunday June 18, July 23 & August 13, 2017
  • Craft Brewery visit after kayaking - a flight or pint is included.
  • Kayak and all gear are provided.
  • Ideal for experienced kayakers or first-timers.
  • Kayaking orientation and river safety instruction provided.
  • Water & light snacks on the bus. Bring your own food.
  • Private Group trips are available.

Round trip transportation from two local Roanoke locations.

For guests 21 and over only.

Sorry, this tour can NOT accommodate guests with mobility disabilities or wheelchairs.

Leave Roanoke at 11:00 am. Return approx. 4:30 pm.

Due to weather we may reschedule the tour.

Great for special occasions! Private group tours available May - Sept.

What to Expect

Let us take you on a kayak adventure along the scenic and unspoiled historic James River.  In partnership with Twin River Outfitters, you’ll enjoy a 6-mile section of the James that includes Class I & II rapids. Roa Craft Beer Tours Logo Your kayak and all needed equipment and instruction are provided by Twin River Outfitters staff.

Afterward, we’ll enjoy one of our nearby local breweries. We can go behind the scenes to explore their brewing facilities and learn the basics of brewing beer (“Beer Brewing 101”). A flight or a pint is included!

About Twin River Outfitters & the James River.

Trip Advisor 2016 Cert of ExcellenceTwin River Outfitters is a paddle sports haven on the banks of the James in Buchanan, VA. Twin River Outfitters is the oldest and most experienced outfitter operating on the Upper James River and have been safely running paddle trips since 1978.

The majestic James River is not only a part of U.S. history but today it is one of the more accessible and unspoiled rivers in the eastern U.S.   Paddle sports enthusiasts from across the country make their way here for 60+ miles of continuous paddling adventure. Find out more about the Upper James River Water Trail.

Ready To Join Us?

Questions?  Call (540) 309-1781 or click “BOOK NOW” to purchase tickets.

Still have questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions at bottom of this page.  Or call or email us directly – (540) 309-1781 or email info@TourRoanoke.com

Have a Group?  A Special Occasion?
A Private Tour is a great way to celebrate!

You can schedule a private tour for your group of up to 14 persons.  We can customize your tour to make it a memorable day.  It’s the perfect adventure for wedding parties, birthdays, company functions and other groups. Click PRIVATE TOURS for pricing and more information.



The historic James River offers incredible unspoiled scenery.

Twin River Outfitters

A paddle sports specialist and the most experienced outfitter operating on the historic James River (est. 1978).


We'll enjoy one of these breweries afterwards!

Flying Mouse Brewery -

Secluded in a hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the Appalachian Trail we find an oasis of craft beer for the outdoor lifestyle (est. 2013).

Great Valley Farm Brewery -

World-class beer in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere. The 27-acre farm includes great scenery plus 4 acres of grapes to be used in the future for wine.

Parkway Brewing Company -

Celebrating our region’s characters, songs and scenes, including, the Blue Ridge Parkway. A family of beers worthy of our history and our special place on the map (est. 2013).

Where to Meet

Pick up & drop off service provided from a pre-selected local location. Enjoy round trip transportation on our bus!

Meeting Location

Twin River Outfitters
Lowe Street, Buchanan, VA, United States

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