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River Runner has been part of the local paddling community since 1983. 

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We are the locally authorized dealer for several brands, including Hobie Kayaks, Dagger Kayaks, and Yakima Products.

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Where Nature Meets Adventure, River Runner is There!

Columbia, South Carolina is home to some of the most breathtaking and diverse rivers in the country. These waterways provide a unique and unparalleled outdoor recreation experience for residents and visitors alike. From kayaking and canoeing to fishing and swimming, the rivers in Columbia offer a wide range of activities that are both exciting and invigorating.

One of the key benefits of these rivers is their accessibility. They provide an easy and convenient way for people to connect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or just looking for a fun day trip, the rivers in Columbia offer something for everyone


River Runner Outdoor Center,  is dedicated to promoting and preserving the beauty and recreational value of the rivers in South Carolina. With a focus on kayaking and other paddle sports, we offer gear rental, guided trips, and expert advice to help you make the most of your time on the water.

The rivers in Columbia, South Carolina, are an essential part of the local community. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or just looking to get outside and explore, the River Runner Outdoor Center has everything you need to make the most of your time on the water. So come join us and discover the beauty and adventure that our rivers have to offer!

Jessica Roberts


"Really great experience. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgable, and took pictures of every group and texted them to us for memories!"

"The best place to find paddling gear locally and great advice for what fits your needs and your budget! I would also recommend going here for car roof racks too, both purchase and install to make sure it's done right!"

"We had a great experience renting canoes for the day. The equipment and customer service was excellent. Would highly recommend River Runner for anyone needing outdoor gear!"

Emily Klebar

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A paddle is a symbol of adventure, freedom, and the power to explore

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