River Captions And Quotes That Flow Beautifully!

In this post, I've put together some beautiful river captions and quotes that you can use for your next river adventures Instagram post.

Best river captions and quotes for instagram

Messing about on the river?

As Josh McCrae once sang in 1961:

When the weather is fine then you know it's a sign
For messing about on the river.
If you take my advice there's nothing so nice
As messing about on the river.

And over 60 years later, nothing has changed! The river is still the perfect spot to relax, refresh and recharge.

My first experiences with messing around on the river, were when my parents took me canoeing at the weekends in England. Perhaps that's where I got a taste of outdoor adventure from!

Nowadays, we all like to photograph our river experiences as we can and then share it to Instagram.

So, if you're stuck for words to accompany your river photos, these captions and quotes about rivers are sure to help you out.

kayaking on the Ebro river in Spain

Best River Captions For Instagram

Watching the river flow

Go with the flow

Messing about on the river

Escape to the river

Daydreams and river streams

Let the river take us away

Smooth sailing on the river

Rivers keep flowing no matter what life throws at them

Where the river meets the sea

The river is my therapy

I'm happiest by the river

Row, row, row your boat

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Boats on Inle Lake in Myanmar

Short River Captions

River lover!

It's river time

Riverside fun!

Living the river life

Go with the flow

Welcome to my river escape

Riverside vibes!

River adventure awaits!

Making a splash!

Take the plunge!

Rafting rocks!

Let it flow!

Live downstream!

Catch a wave!

Flow like a river

Jump in joy!

Row the rapids!

Beautiful river flow

Float away free!

Forever a river lover

Cry me a river

River rat

Rivers, Lakes, And Streams!

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River crossing

Captions About Rivers

A river will never run dry if you let it flow.

Life is better on the river

The river knows the way; it goes where it must go.

Going where the river runs

Life begins at a river's edge, kept wild and free.

Take me to the river, where I can be me.

Feel the wind in your hair as you sail down a river wide!

Rivers are like life, ever-changing and always on the move!

The river winds through valleys of green, never stopping its steady flow!

Flow like rivers do…just keep going!

The only constant is the flow of a mighty river!

A journey begins with a single step across a winding stream.

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River Tubing Captions

Just going with the flowing

Where the river takes me, I will go!

Letting the river do the work- it's tubing time!

Jump in and float away with the river waves!

Tubing down a river – an adventure of a lifetime!

Ride the rapids, feel the rush!

Unlock your inner explorer- take a ride on a tube down a wild river!

Hold on tight for a wild ride downriver!

The only thing better than going downriver? Going back upriver again!

Just me, my tube and the wild river below- nothing else matters right now!

Anticipation builds as you get ready to take on Mother Nature herself- river tubing style!

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River Quotes For Instagram

“He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.”

Henry David Thoreau

But man can't live on hope alone, it can be cut all that is grown

Broke your spirit but not your bones and on the river flows

― The Levellers

“The river is such a tranquil place, a place to sit and think of romance and the beauty of nature, to enjoy the elegance of swans and the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.”

― Jane Wilson-Howarth

Water sustains all.

― Thales of Miletus

“I would love to live like a river flows,

carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”

― John O'Donohue

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

― Heraclitus

Quotes About Rivers

“The Mississippi River towns are comely, clean, well built, and pleasing to the eye, and cheering to the spirit. The Mississippi Valley is as reposeful as a dreamland, nothing worldly about it . . . nothing to hang a fret or a worry upon.”

Mark Twain

“Learn from a river; obstacles may force it to change its course, but never its destination.”

― Matshona Dhliwayo

“It is from small streams that big rivers rise.”

― Matshona Dhliwayo

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.

― Mikhail Lermontov

“A Woman in harmony with her spirit

is like a river flowing.

She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination

prepared to be herself

and only herself ”

― Maya Angelou

“The river moves, but it follows a path. When it tires of one journey, it rubs through some rock to forge a new way. Hard work, but that's its nature.”

– Kekla Magoon

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River Flows Quotes

“Life is a deep river. Its noise breaks us in parts, and its silence slowly silent our heart.”

– Anonymous

“A good river is nature's life work in song.”

― Mark Helprin

“The dream is like a river, ever changing as it flows and the dreamer just a vessel that must follow where it goes. We must lean from what's behind us never knowing what's in store keeps each day a constant battle just to stay between the shore”

― Garth Brooks

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”

― James N. Watkins

“A river doesn't just carry water, it carries life.”

― Amit Kalantri

I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea”

Paulo Coelho

“Hope is a continuously flowing river.”

– Lailah Akita

“Love is the river of life in the world.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

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When is Rivers Day?

Rivers Day is an annual celebration of the rivers and streams around the world. It is usually celebrated on the 4th Sunday in November.

What is the longest river in the world?

The Nile River is the longest river in the world with a length of 4,132 miles. It stretches through 11 countries and flows from south to north across the African continent.

What is the widest river in the world?

The Amazon is considered to be the widest river in the world, (holding the Guinness World Record).

What is the deepest river in the world?

The Congo River is the deepest river in the world, with a depth of approximately 720 feet. 

“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.”

― John Muir

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