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“High and dry”

Shenandoah River Outfitters, Inc.
Ranked #6 of 12 Outdoor Activities in Luray
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was our third time at SRO. The first two times were good experiences. This time not so much. We were with a party of six and were going tubing. We picked out our tubes, packed up the bus and went to the drop off sight with another party of two. The SRO employee dropped us off and unloaded the tubes. We all placed our tubes aside and began making our way down to the river. As we prepped our cooler tube, we heard the bus leave. As we went to get in the water, we realized the driver had taken one of our parties tubes, leaving one of stranded with out a tube. We could not believe the driver took off without checking to see all was well, especially since this was the last drop off! Luckily, One of the other tubers had a phone and we called SRO to get the bus back. They said they would send someone ASAP, which meant a half an hour later.
Finally underway and there hours later, we made it to pick up, 35 minutes before the last 5pm pick up. At. 5:10, the bus driver comes by only to tell us he needed to turn around. Another 15 minutes later and he comes back. We help him load up, to make things faster. Our driver, then headed down to the water , apparently to wait to see if others were still coming down the river. We waited forever for him to retrieve two other folks.
SRO was pretty short on delivering a pleasant experience.

2  Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

After Class V white-water rafting in West Virginia, the Shenandoah River is a wonderfully relaxing change of pace. We did a 3-mile tubing trip that offered a few riffles and some fun ledges for a bit of excitement. It was a very pleasant time, and the folks at Shenandoah River Outfitters were very helpful and easy to work with. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend to others. We almost did a canoe fishing trip later in the week and may try that one next time.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

My husband and I rented 2 kayaks for a day on the river. On Saturdays the Outfitter provides lunch and dinner to those who want to do that. We decided to do this. About halfway down the river (kayaked 12 miles total) you stop at a specific location to eat lunch. All you can eat burgers, potatoe salad, pasta salad, chips, cookies, and drink! The food was good and there was more than enough to eat. After we finished the trip on the river we returned for the special steak and chicken dinner. The steak was cooked to order and the chicken barbecued! Included sides of baked potatoe, salad, corn, bread and chips and salsa, Watermelon or carrot cake for dessert. The food was real good! My husband had a T-bone steak and said it was just as good as a famous steak restaraunt. All and all, the staff was friendly and the whole day was extremely well organized! We will be back again!

3  Thank Misty L
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

SRO is the best. Take a canoe ride down the beautiful Shenandoah. Swing from a rope swing or two along the way. Look for an eagles nest. See lots of turtles in the water. Moo at the cows taking a bath in the river. You may even spot beaver or mink. SRO offers a lunch deal and a dinner deal -- can be included in the canoe package. Dinner is all-you-can-eat steak, a single tuna steak, or veggie burger (the latter two options available upon advance request only), potato, beans, salad, watermelon, tri-bean salad, and carrot cake. Lunch also offers up veggie burgers along w/hamburgers cooked on a big saw blade. Canoeing can take all day and the high point is 'Compton' rapid where you can watch folks tip over. Before the rapid, put life jackets on and tie down everything in the boat, just in case. People gather at the bottom of the rapid to watch and help swimmers right their boats and gear. It's a great ride, mostly easy going and an easy float trip. Paddling optional. Bring lots of beverages and sunscreen. Camping out back at the outfitter is inexpensive, has showers and flush toilets, fire rings, good shade, a volleyball court, and wood for camping is $5/bundle. You can walk from the campground towards the river. On they way, visit an old family graveyard. The campground has a quiet hour beginning at 11 but can get a little busy and noisy.

2  Thank TpRain
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We had a nice relaxing day, floating down the river in our tubes. Not much excitement, but it was pleasantly cool, even though the temp was in the high 80's. We floated in and out of the shade and welcomed the lack of exercise, as we had done a strenuous hike the day before. The business seemed well run,and we had no issues with waiting or anything. It was also nice that they held our keys during our trip. Definitely recommend!

1  Thank crhbuzz
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