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French Broad Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip

Asheville, United States
French Broad Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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One of the country’s favorite rafting rivers, experiencing Asheville’s French Broad River is a paddler’s rite of passage. On this guided tour, you’ll raft through four miles of Class II and III rapids, stopping for river dips, taking in the views of the surrounding Pisgah National Forest, and eventually ending with an Asheville tradition: a cold, local craft beer.
  • Easy transfers to and from the French Broad River
  • Life jacket, paddle, and helmet provided
  • Spend two hours navigating whitewater, rafting through the forest, even stopping for a swim
  • End your journey with a complimentary cold one!
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Helmet, Life Jacket, and Paddle
Air-conditioned vehicle
521 Amboy Rd , 521 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

We will meet at our River Outpost at 521 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC!

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Asheville Adventure Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during French Broad Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by French Broad Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip.
What is the social distancing policy during French Broad Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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It was a "surprisingly" fun experience
, Aug 2022
I thought it was awesome, and even better, my wife had an great time (she doesn't usually like the stuff I like to do). The guide we had, Leslie, was very fun and informational, and we had a beautiful ride.
Great Trip!
, Aug 2022
Highlight of a week in NC. Included Class 2-4 rapids with a beautiful background. Excellent guides. Highly recommended!
Very much enjoyed the...
, Jul 2022
Very much enjoyed the rafting was an experience getting around the rocks it's also a great adventure just taking the bus ride there The Two Hosts were a good comic Duo thumbs up to the driver of the bus
Would Definitely Go Again !!
, Jul 2022
Our guide, "Stamper" was very accommodating, knowledgeable, and informative ! The trip down the river had amazing views and we even stopped a few times to swim and enjoy the water. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family, and we would go again as well. You should request "Stamper" for your upcoming trip !!
A great way to start off our week
, Jul 2022
A fun trip down French Broad River with some entertaining and knowledgeable guides. Lots of great scenery, along with some good rapids.
Fun Experience
, Jul 2022
It was a lot of fun for our first river rafting experience. Our tour guide was the best! Thanks you!
Great rafting trip for newbie’s
, Jun 2022
Guides were very informative and knowledgeable. Very safety minded. Our first time rafting and our 2 guides and driver made the whole experience very memorable.
Great experience for a first time rafter
, Jun 2022
Great experience from start to finish. Friendly folks at check-in. Helpful, friendly, and safe bus drivers and rafting guides. If you're nervous about trying this, don't be. I was nervous that the river would make it a bumpy ride and that I'd be bouncing along the whole time. Not the case at all. The river was mild and most of the time is spent floating with the current and minimal steering is required. Each raft can hold 6 people plus a guide. The guide tells us when to paddle and how to paddle. Example "paddle forward 3 times!" It's that easy! We did have someone fall out of our raft right at the last rapids. I got the impression that this rarely happens, but it can! On the last rapids, the raft got stuck on a rock. The guide asked us to shift our weight to get us loose and someone lost their balance and fell in. She got thrown underwater pretty quickly but the guide, Grant, grabbed her so fast she never got separated from the raft. A photographer was around to take our picture on the river, but it's been a couple of days and I'm not sure how to receive the photos. Bottled water and peanut snacks are available at the end of the trip. The drive from the meeting place is about 45-50 minutes each way. A very cool experience for beginner rafters, and beautiful scenery to enjoy as well!
Guides were terrific and added a lot of know of the river and the area. Complete blast!
, May 2022
Agency was accommodating to all requests. Made sure the group had fun and made it a memorable, fun experience. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the review! We hope you can visit us again in the future.
Awesome experience even for first timers!
, Oct 2021
This was an awesome experience. We were first timers and a little nervous. Jake was our guide and he was very personable and knowledgeable of the rapids. I highly recommend this company and this excursion. We will do it again!

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