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Very efficient!

I have my own kayak and my friend was renting- ample parking, easy check-in, reasonable cost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellen K
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Asheville, North Carolina
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kickback and kayak

The lovely French Broad lets you kickback and kayak. Asheville Outdoor Center makes it all so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sarah r
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Asheville, North Carolina
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The Asheville Outdoor Center has been offering family-friendly calm-water river paddling since 1992. Enjoy a leisurely 7-mile canoe, kayak, SUP, or raft paddle down the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate property. We also offer gem mining, bike rentals, games, and outdoor events. Please check out our website for more information and call us to make a reservation. Normal business hours are Tuesday-Sunday 9AM-5PM. We are the "Pioneers of the French Broad."
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
521 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
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+1 828-232-1970

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have my own kayak and my friend was renting- ample parking, easy check-in, reasonable cost, simple and concise intro, then to the water!!!

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lovely French Broad lets you kickback and kayak. Asheville Outdoor Center makes it all so easy. Always a mulligan! Beautiful scenery with no roads in sight.

Thank sarah r
AshevilleOutdoorC, Front Office Manager at Asheville Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! So glad you had a nice time. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great 7 mile kayaking trip! After a short safety and guide walk through, we jumped in the van, talked about/to "Kernel" Corn, and were on our way. Beautiful river and scenery. Will definitely be back next time in Asheville!

Thank Clark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time kayaking on the French Broad. Staff at AOC were friendly and efficient. Looking forward to our next trip!

Thank Erika J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with teens, one adventuresome and one not so much, can be challenging but we were all smiles and laughs as we kayaked down the French Broad River in Asheville. The reservation was easy to make on line, the staff helpful and the scenery beautiful....More

Thank Lolo_AK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole crew is friendly and very well-organized. We chose kayaks. Had a long, leisurely and mellow paddle down the French Broad. Nice views of the Biltmore. Be sure to pack a small cooler with appropriate beverages and snacks.

Thank Fishliano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a canoe trip while in Asheville. It was raining that day and we were unsure about going. The staff was really great, they checked the radar and gave us advice. They were friendly and knowledge and clearly love thier jobs. We ended up...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough nice things about the energetic crew that made our kayak trip down the French Broad River a highlight of our week in Asheville. Lovely location too.

Thank Coppertop55
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We had a wonderful experience this weekend kayaking. It was easy to work with AOC and we would definitely use them again. No complaints!

Thank FB1025
AshevilleOutdoorC, Front Office Manager at Asheville Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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So glad you had fun!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our group of 6 adults had a amazing float on the 7 mile run! It was very relaxing and we are ready to do it again. Don't miss the island stop to stretch your legs. The staff was happy and HELPFUL with every aspect including...More

Thank Pamela P
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Luke W
14 September 2016|
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Response from Melissa W | Reviewed this property |
No, they sell beer at the AOC but NC law prohibits having any alcohol on you while on the water.
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briannagramma
14 July 2016|
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Response from AshevilleOutdoorC | Property representative |
I'm sorry we no longer offer tubing. We do offer a 7-mile kayak/canoe trip which takes 2 1/2- 3 hrs depending on water levels.
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Lindsey P
2 September 2015|
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Response from alvinmc67 | Reviewed this property |
I had no problem with phone. They answered and reserved via phone.
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