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Perfect River Captions for 2022

Who doesn’t like spending time by or on a river? Whether you are just getting back to nature or doing something more adventurous like rafting you might want a caption for your fantastic river pic. We gathered the best river captions that include river captions for Instagram, funny river captions, cute river captions, rivers puns, short river captions and river quotes for Instagram to use as captions.

We quit our jobs over 10 years ago and have been travelling ever since and have seen some amazing rivers around the world. We have paired our favorite captions on rivers with our favourite river photos.

Jump ahead to your favourite category or just start scrolling to find the perfect river caption for you.

Top River Captions

Here are some of our favorite river captions. Start here to choose a perfect caption for your river photo.

Take me to the river, drop me in the water

It is from small streams that big rivers rise

River water is just like poem without words

Mountains reflected in river with river captions

Learn to live freely like the wind, learn to flow freely like the river

Fresh air, river flowing, sunlight dappling

The fall of dropping water wears away the stone

Don’t push the river, it will flow. Don’t push the love, it will grow.

Rivers are roads that move and carry us along with them

Boat on a river heading to a bridge at sunset with a river caption that reads rivers are roads that move and carry us along with them

Life is like a river, it goes up and down

You don’t have to take a dip in a river to feel refreshed by it

The relaxing murmur of a river

Rollin rollin rollin on the river

River Captions for Instagram

If you are looking for a caption about rivers for Instagram, look no further. Your followers will love these river captions for Insta.

River rules: Live, love, swim!

Day dreams of river streams

River with moss covered stone and green water and a river captions for Instagram that reads day dreams of river streams

As sure as river flows I will never let you go

Life is good, but its better on rivers

Hungry for life, thirsty for the distant river

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water

My spirit is ablaze, but water keeps my center

To the river I go, to lose my mind and find my soul

Listening to the river

Rivew iwth trees and mountains and a river captions for Instagram

Watching a river meander is truly a piece of art

Life is simple, just add water

Feeling River Relaxed

Blue sky, shorts, and river floating

Nature River Captions for Instagram

These nature Instagram captions for rivers also work great. If you want to see more captions about nature check out our list of the Best Nature Captions.

Adopt the pace of nature and flow with the river

To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles

Nature marvels when the sun rises upon the river

Misty morning on a green river with a nature river captions for Instagram that reads nature marvels when the sun rises upon the river

A good river is nature’s life work in song

This river is nature at it’s best!

Human nature is like water, It takes the shape of its container

Nature is not a place to visit, it is a home

There’s nothing like the nature around a river

Funny River Captions

If you are looking for funny river captions for Instagram, this is the list for you.

We used to listen to the water, but the river shuts its mouth

What happens at the river, stays at the river

Keeping it reel on the river

Come watch the live stream

My dinner is still in the river

River hair, don’t care

Floatin’ on the river is killing my liver

I don’t need a river to be lazy

Blue river with mountain behind and a funny river captions that reads I don't need a river to be lazy

It’s settled. I’m a river rat.

Keeping it reel on the river

River Puns for Instagram

Here is a list of river puns for your Instagram captions about rivers.

Rivers are… the original streaming service

This river valley is totally gorges

River with trees on each side with a river puns for Instagram that reads this river valley is totally gorges

Don’t get tide-up in sorrows, you will only cry a river.

Diving into shallow water could lead to jumping to wrong conclusions.

The river turned out to be a great party guy because he just went with the flow

Life is good – full stream ahead!

Cute River Captions

These are our favourite cute river captions for any occasion.


Do not push the river and it will flow by itself

Sitting quietly on the corner of a river

Let the world go and take a walk along a river

Rivers know this there is no hurry, we shall get there someday

Love is like a river never ending as it flows, but gets greater with time

Life in us is like the water in a river

Wander often, wonder always

River running through a town at sunset with a cute river captions that reads wander often, wonder always

The music of a river

Happiness comes in currents

Love is the river of life in the world

Paddling, River Rafting or Float Trip Captions

Whether you are looking for river rafting Instagram captions or Instagram captions for floating the river this list has both.

Paddle to add balance to your life

Whatever floats your boat

Live, laugh, raft

If in doubt, paddle out

I’d rather be rafting

Keep calm and paddle on

Person kayaking with paddling captions

Lost on the river. Don’t bother me.

A day on the river restores the soul

Happiness is finally leaving the shore

Everyone must believe in something – I believe I’ll go kayaking

Life is short. Paddle hard.

Take the river less paddled

Sometimes in life, you’ve got to stop rowing and bask in the view for a minute

Short River Captions

Sometimes you just want a short river caption for Instagram.

River Relaxed

River toe dipping

Cry me a river

On river time

River framed by trees and backed by mountains with a short river captions that reads on river time

Curves of life

The river is everywhere

Forever a river lover

Life is better on the river

Thought Provoking Captions About Rivers

Never taking water for granted again

There is nothing more humbling than watching the river flow from up high

We steer the boat, we don’t alter the river

Practicing being still like a mountain and flowing like a river

Smell the river and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it

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

This is not the greatest river in the world. This is just a tributary.

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water

A river doesn’t just carry water, it carries life

No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning

River by a town with captions about rivers

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one

When flowing with the flow, you might lose yourself

As long as you can find the river, you can find your way home

Captions for Rivers

There are three things I love about this city: the river, the river, and the river

Echoed in the river of silence

Over the river and through the woods

Snow covered river with captions for rivers

Be fluid like water and flow around your obstacles

Even though the river has a bed, it won’t stop running

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

Water is sufficient, the spirit moves over water

It is life, I think, to watch the water

A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure

Water is the mirror, that has the ability to show us what we cannot see

The happiness of the drop is to die in the river

If the earth is a mother then rivers are her veins

An individual human existence should be like a river

A friendly reminder that every city owes its life to its river

There’s no place like home except the river

I love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfoldings

We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations

All water is holy water

River Tubing Captions for Instagram

I love getting an inflatable and doing a river float – our favourite one is on the Kingsmere River. If you are the same and are looking for river tubing captions for Instagram or river floating captions this section is for you.

I’m happiest when I’m floating on a river

Floating like a butterfly

Floating and chillin

When in doubt, river float

Person floating down river under a partially fallen tree with a river tubing captions for Instgram that reads when in doubt, river float

Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is float

Summertime and the tubin’ is easy

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Sun, tube, river, float

Floating in the sun

It’s tube time

Boating River Day Captions

We love to boat on a river and even spent three days doing it in Bolivia. When you are finished your time on the river these boating the river captions are exactly what you need. If you are looking for more check out our list of the Best Boat Captions.

If time is a river then I want to be on this boat for all of it

Finding out what’s around the river bend

Floating under the bridges

River floating

Long boat with people on it on a river and a river boat captions that reads river floating

Paddling my boat down the river

In no hurry, spending the day on the river

Loving life with a boat and a never ending river

Keeping it reel on the river

River boating is my therapy

We steer the boat, we don’t alter the river

Fishing on the River Captions

Some of the most relaxing moments on rivers is spent fishing. Here our some of our favorite captions from our list of Perfect Fishing Captions.

I fish knowing every moment on a river is a gift

Reel girls fish

Girl holding fish by gills with a cute fishing captions that reads reel girls fish

If I am fly fishing on the river I’m happy

The best days are spent standing in the river fishing

Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up

Woman fly fishing in a shallow river with a fly fishing quotes on top

I’d rather be at the river fishing

At the river fishing, don’t wait up

Gone to the river and fishin’, be back at dark-thirty!

Water Captions

If you like river captions you’ll like our water captions from our list of the Best Water Quotes and Captions. You might like our other lists of captions about water including Waterfall Captions, Lake Captions, Rain Captions and Sea Captions.

Cause a ripple effect

It’s all water over the falls

Life is water-ful

Person fishing in river with water captions

The water is calling and I must go

So, ‘water’ you waiting for?!?

There’s nothing quite like life by the water

So much water, such little time

Sunshine and lake water is all I need

People running into lake with water captions

All my troubles wash away in the water

Swimming is dancing under the water

Be grateful for good friends, hot sun, and clear water

Take me to the river, drop me in the water

River Quotes for Instagram

These are our 15 favourite river quotes for Instagram from our list of the Best River Quotes. You should also check out our list of the Best Short Quotes that are perfect for captions.

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” – Laura Gilpin

“Sometimes there’s just no way to hold back the river.” – Paulo Coelho

“The river was so blue it seemed to be breathing.” – Brian Morton

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” – Emma Smith

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”

“You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” – Mark Twain

People floating on river with river quotes for Instagram

“Time flows away like the water in the river.” – Confucius

“I had no plans of any destination. I wish to flow like a river.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“I live in a van, down by the river!” – Chris Farley

“Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.” – Mark Twain

Fellucas sailing on the Nile with a funny river saying on top perfect for river quotes for Instagram

“Be like a river. Be open. Flow.” – Julie Connor

“The night. The stars. The river.” – Edward Abbey

“A river is easier to channel than to stop.” – Brandon Sanderson

“Hope is a continuous flowing river.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Cross the river by feeling for stones.” – Deng Xiaoping

Hope you found the perfect river caption for your next post.

We also have other lists of quotes and captions about nature including the sun, waterfalls, sunsets, forests, lakes, trees, mountains, the sea, sunshine and sunrise.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed any captions on rivers that should be added.

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