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French Broad Outfitters

704 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-1644
+1 828-505-7371
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Intertubing down French broad

My husband and I loved this. If you want a relaxing, yet fun experience then for 20.00 a person... read more

Reviewed today
gypsyqueen726
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Kayaking!

Did the 6m/2hr kayak down French Broad for my bachelor’s party starter and had a blast! Great... read more

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Dan N
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Asheville's only full service outfitter, French Broad Outfitters runs daily kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and tube trips on the historic French Broad River through the heart of Asheville and the Biltmore estate. Instruction, camping equipment rentals, shuttles, and sales in the River Arts District.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kayak trip” (9 reviews)
“mile float” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-1644
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+1 828-505-7371
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"biltmore property"
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"easy paddling"
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"highly recommend this outfitter"
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"shuttle driver"
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Reviewed today via mobile

My husband and I loved this. If you want a relaxing, yet fun experience then for 20.00 a person do this. Or if you have your own tube 5.00/ person. Took approx 1.5 hrs. The water is cold so be prepared to accept the ice...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Did the 6m/2hr kayak down French Broad for my bachelor’s party starter and had a blast! Great scenery, easy paddle, bring sunscreen!

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Thank Dan N
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great trip! Steel gave good instructions. Was beautiful landscape! Enjoyed a beer from the interest in bar! Glad we went early. Got very busy as we were leaving

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Reviewed yesterday

See above! Thoroughly enjoyed the day- schedule worked out great, weather cooperated-an event in my bucket list accomplished!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were very pleased with our Kayaking experience. The staff went over and beyond to make sure our day was spectacular. The guide helped off load our canoes and even helped us put in the water before heading back to base. When we arrived at...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose to do the kayak trip that goes through the Biltmore Forest. You can see the Biltmore House, Biltmore Hotel, and stables in the distance. It is very relaxing and nice because there isn’t hardly any commercialization- just nature. The guys at FBO we’re...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

FBO has a lot of different choices, but we decided on the floating since we have some back issues. This was a great choice. Relaxing trip down the river for about 2 hours. A few rapids but mostly smooth water, sunshine and pretty views of...More

Thank AR M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After our wedding, my wife and I wanted to do something fun and relaxing with our family. We believed tubing down the French Broad would be great and it was! Everyone in our party was 18+ and physically able yet we felt a bit challenged...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just wish water levels were low enough that we could have did the 12 miles! The 6 miles was very good though

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Thank Regina M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a kayak trip on the Biltmore section of the river. Other than one noisy bridge, this is a very quiet and rural section of the river. The boats were extremely stable and easy to use. The staff did a great job delivering us...More

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Sherrie T
27 April 2018|
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Response from pordliam666 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sherrie. We didn't paddle through the Arts District so can't compare. From the river there is not much of the Biltmore estate to see and frankly we were so busy watching for hazards and gauging wind direction that we... More
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