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Zen Tubing

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Temporarily closed for the 2018 season. Please visit our South location. We will re-open again next May for the 2019 season.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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608 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-2140
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The float was wonderful! I loved it. However they do not tell you that you need Oars and you have to have these. However the owner is very hateful and rude. He is making a ton of money from the business but when you treat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kelli j
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We made a reservation before arriving in Asheville. The midtown location was easy to find. Parking was ok but they directed us to park over a muddy ditch (not a big deal, but inconvenient). We were pleasantly greeted at the check in desk by Olivia...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We had a great time with Zen Tubing. We did a Saturday morning trip with our family and another couple. 4 adults and 2 teens. We all enjoyed it! Definitely will do it again soon on another trip to Asheville!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We spent a pleasant afternoon floating down the river together. The great part was that it was a quick turn around between when we arrived and when we got in the water. Staff is organized and friendly and do their best to keep things moving....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lynne C, Manager at Zen Tubing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you! We're so glad you had fun and YES! It is chilly in the deeper areas. :) Thank you for posting this great review.

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Came here for a trip down the river with some friends on a Sunday afternoon. The parking lot is a quick trip from downtown Asheville and the starting point for the trip is 10 minutes from the parking lot. Check-in process was quick and easy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JKNYC36
Lynne C, Manager at Zen Tubing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you so much for the great review! We try to get those lines moving and will keep working on it!

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

A year ago we went tubing on the French Broad River with another company - it was okay, but Zen Tubing was 1000 times better - we will never use another company! Their base is right on the river, when you get there they will...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robert V
Lynne C, Manager at Zen Tubing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you for the thoughtful review. We really appreciate hearing that everything worked for you the way it should! We hope you'll be back.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We had a BLAST! We had a party of 13...ages 10-65... if you are a smaller person, I recommend a kid size tube. Also..you can bring a cooler, they have special tubes that you can rent to put your cooler, shoes, etc in! I would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gentrydog
Lynne C, Manager at Zen Tubing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. It sounds like you had a lot of fun and nothing makes us happier!

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of friends for a birthday float! The only reason I’m not giving them a 5 is because the process of boarding the busses and vans to go up river is s little unorganized. We had 17 people in our group from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gaye W
Lynne C, Manager at Zen Tubing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. We're really happy that you had a good time. We are ALWAYS working on that process and hope it just gets better and better! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The staff was helpful and line into water moved quickly though it was long. The tubes were comfortable. The river is wide and moves well so even on a hot day when many people tube it is not overcrowded. The downside was the trash and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shannon B
Lynne C, Manager at Zen Tubing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We are always working to clean up the river. It's an important and ongoing project. Glad you had fun!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had a relaxing experience floating down the French Broad river lasting about 2 1/2 hours. Don't drink too much because there are no bathrooms along the way.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John N
Lynne C, Manager at Zen Tubing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

haha! thank you!

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Response from lmc5765 | Reviewed this property |
This tubing is incredibly relaxed. More like a float. I would go when the water is a little higher than when we went. you want to be able to float the whole way. We got stuck a couple of times, but we found other floaters... More
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