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French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville

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French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a kayak trip along the French Broad River with this semi-private tour led by a naturalist. You'll paddle through town, passing local attractions such as the Biltmore Estate along the way. Your guide will be on hand to provide narration and answer any question you have about the natural world around you.
  • Get a unique perspective of Asheville: from the water
  • A naturalist rafting guide will lead the way
  • All necessary equipment will be provided
  • Tour sizes limited to five travelers for a cozy experience
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Kayak, paddle, and life vest are included.

Departure Point

220 Hominy Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

Be sure you put Asheville or 28806 zip code in your GPS or use Hominy Creek River PARK. There is a Hominy Creek Road in Candler and that is not correct. Look for a Black Ford F150 truck with Kayaks in the bed!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hike Bike Kayak Asheville

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville.
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What is the social distancing policy during French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville.

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Relaxing kayaks at its best !
Lauren_D
, Aug 2021
It was a wonderful day on the water! Our guide was kind and informative. The weather was perfect and we saw many of the natural wildlife.
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Kayaking thru Asheville River in NC gives me a very relaxing experience.
DannyP
, May 2021
It was a breathtaking and first time experience for me and my wife kayaking. David, our guide provided us important info regarding safety and proper handling of the kayak. The 5 mile plus trip thru the Asheville River was a wonderful and memorable encounter. The sound of the river current and birds chirping makes me feel very relaxed. I highly recommend this once-in-a-lifetime tour to everyone!
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Sheer joy
KSP
, May 2021
Kayaking on French Broad River was a blast! It was so relaxing and fun that I was dreaming about kayaking all night and thinking when I can do it again. The guide was so experienced and helpful, which made the whole kayaking (1st time for me in decades) flipping joyous.
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Great experience!
Jeff_S
, Nov 2020
The most wonderful and relaxing kayak trip! The perfect amount of time to be out on the water! We would highly recommend to anyone
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Easy-going, beautiful route down the French Broad
Jessica_B
, Sep 2020
I really enjoyed this casual two hour trip down the French Broad. I was looking for a quick tour that required little planning effort because it was my last day in Asheville. The meet-up spot was easy to find and the guide was very communicative leading up to the trip. It was a nice leisurely pace down the river and David was both friendly and knowledgable. Beautiful views of The Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Mountains! I highly recommend it.
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A fabulously picturesque and relaxing tour
sydrach1
, Aug 2020
Our tour guide, David was exceptional. He was very communicative prior to the tour to make sure that we met him at the right place and time. Upon his arrival, he was professional and was very conscientious about safety instructions. David is very knowledgeable and passionate about the river ecosystems and we felt very safe and comfortable kayaking with him.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for the review and for kayaking with us! Take care.
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David Rocks the river!!
Linda_M
, Jul 2020
David was very knowledgeable about the River & the City. Great guide, will definitely do it again!! Great price too!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thanks Linda! Appreciate your review. Was great to have you on the river with us. Take good care.
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Serene
Paige_A
, Jul 2020
A beautiful river. Love the pictures David took! and we seen a king fisher! It helped having a guide to navigate us through as this was our first time on this river.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thanks for coming out on the river with us. Appreciate you! Take Care.

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