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Private Paddleboard Raft on the French Broad River from Asheville provided by Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours

Private Paddleboard Raft on the French Broad River from Asheville

Private Paddleboard Raft on the French Broad River from Asheville
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet your guide at a central location in Asheville’s River Arts District at your selected departure time in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Drive up the river to your put-in point at Hominy Creek, where you will be fitted with a life jacket, grab your paddle, and decide where you want to stand on the 17-foot long (5.1 meter) inflatable paddle board. This board is wide, stable, and easy for beginners. When you’re ready to hit the water and head to the French Broad, paddle for four miles beneath bridges, between rocks, and past scenic wildlife areas—look out for native animals such as beavers, otters, turtles, herons, and more in their natural habitat. Work with your group of three to six people to keep the board straight while your guide steers from the back. Your paddleboard tour concludes at the original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9575P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Use of all equipment (paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties, and dry bag) • Professional guide • Shuttle to launch point • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Live commentary on board • Private tour
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and beverages • Towels and sun protection
Duration
3h
Departure details
Location Name: Company: Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, LLC River Arts District, Asheville Location Address: 159 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC 28801 Directions: Parking Instructions: there is no building, just an open plot of grass where you will see Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours' van and a small sign on the roadside. If you arrive before they are there, the best place to park is immediately on the right when you first pull in from the road, or next to the small, silver bike rack that is sticking up from the grass. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina
Inclusions
Use of all equipment (paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties, and dry bag) • Professional guide • Shuttle to launch point • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Live commentary on board • Private tour
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and beverages • Towels and sun protection
Departure details
Location Name: Company: Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, LLC River Arts District, Asheville Location Address: 159 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC 28801 Directions: Parking Instructions: there is no building, just an open plot of grass where you will see Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours' van and a small sign on the roadside. If you arrive before they are there, the best place to park is immediately on the right when you first pull in from the road, or next to the small, silver bike rack that is sticking up from the grass. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Instant Confirmation
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 5 years
It is recommended that you bring the following: swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, waterproof camera, and change of dry clothes that you can leave in your car so you can change at the end of the tour
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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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BrandonSunbear
Temecula, CA4 contributions
Incredible gorgeous fun!
Oct 2020 • Couples
The experience of floating down the river on the paddle board was so fun and beautiful! Highly suggest going on the morning! My wife and I did this for our anniversary and we felt like we had the whole river to ourselves as we easily drifted down this beautiful river. If you’ve never done this before - it’s super easy! My wife sat on her board most the time and thoroughly enjoyed it , when she did attempt to stand up she found it was much easier than she thought. Don’t go to Ashville and miss this opportunity!
Written October 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lane H
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
Kyle, Steve and crew gave us a perfect, flawless experience for a sunrise paddle board. Everything from scheduling, directions, what to bring, meeting, shuttling, putting in the river and taking out of the river was executed in a manner that was simple, easy, and gave us a memorable experience. Thank you!
Written September 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Love that you got up early for the sunrise—best way to start the day in Asheville! We're happy to hear that the process was seamless, and thanks for taking the time to review and share your experience with others.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nichole H
1 contribution
Highly recommend
Aug 2020 • Friends
Booked this activity for a bachelorette trip and everyone had an amazing time! The staff was friendly, experienced and very accommodating. Only a few in our group of 8 had paddle boarded before this trip, but the staff gave great directions, which made it easy and comfortable to paddle without a guide.
Written August 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jennieozz
jennieozz12 contributions
Great time on the river!
Jul 2020 • Friends
Another great trip! 4th time with this company and another great experience! Great sturdy boards and protocols in place for covid.
Written July 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for coming back to see us—4th time, we're humbled! It really means a lot to us that we can provide people with an opportunity to enjoy the river in Asheville, and we really appreciate you giving us a call and letting us do what we love.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah S
4 contributions
Fun & great experience
Jul 2020 • Family
Friendly & helpful Staff!! Our paddle boarding trip was very fun for our family! We will do this again next time. My boys are 12 & 14 and they loved it. We did the 4 mile trip but we will do the 7 mile next time.
Written July 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for wanting to come out and spend a day on the river with us! We'd lave to have you and the family come back again to show you the beauty on the 7-mile trip—it's especially beautiful in the early morning!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lou W
Atlanta22 contributions
Great time!
Jul 2020 • Family
So much fun, and all the employees were friendly and helpful. A must-do in Asheville. We'll do it again when we return.
Written July 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Seth M
1 contribution
Great trip
Jul 2020 • Couples
They were great!! Reacquainted us with paddle board techniques and told us when to stop. We went at our own pace with was amazing!!
Written July 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tami B
7 contributions
Loved it!
Aug 2019
Stumbled on this via a TripAdvisor search. I did the 7 mile trip through the Biltmore Estate. I was not disappointed. Very reasonably priced, friendly staff, and a fun experience. I highly recommend Wai Mauna for your paddling experience.
Written September 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Tami, we're so happy you stumbled upon and enjoyed your time on the water! That section of river through the Biltmore Estate is definitely a scenic stretch, and thanks so much for leaving a review—glad it was affordable and fun!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris
1 contribution
Great Family Trip on the Water
Aug 2019 • Family
We just did a 4 mile SUP trip with Wai Mauna. We had never done SUP before but it was easy and fun. Would definitely go with them again - instructor was great and everything was as they said it would be on their website. Our group had some folks with little kids and they did a good job making sure everyone was safe and comfortable.
Written August 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We're so glad to hear we could help introduce the entire family to paddeboarding! We allow kids to sit on the front of their parent's board (which also keeps the cost down!), and we're also happy to hear that everything you experienced was as you'd researched and expected. We love being one of Asheville's best family activities and thanks so much for spending the day with us!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jennieozz
jennieozz12 contributions
Great time on the river!
Aug 2019 • Friends
Another great trip. This company puts the customers first and ensures you enjoy your trip! We use this company every year and will continue to do so!
Written August 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much Jennie! There's no greater honor than having customers return every year, and without folks like you who want to go paddle we wouldn't be able to do what we love. So, thank YOU for wanting to spend part of your trip with us and for taking the time to review!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours
KWag77
KWag77
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Great experience!
Part of our 20th anniversary getaway, we booked the guided tour down the French Broad. Steve and Kyle took care of
stacylM8184NP
stacylM8184NP
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The coolest and best ever!
My daughter and I had the best time on our 7 mile paddleboarding. My daughters and I did the 4 mile paddleboarding
Zahra H
Zahra H
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PERFECTION ON A PADDLEBOARD!
Thank you to Grant for an amazing 90 minutes on the water. It was absolute perfection on a paddle board. Highly rec
Tiana O
Tiana O
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very accommodating! Great company and people
We had originally booked this tour with another company who called me that morning saying they were cancelling all
Loves2workout
Loves2workout
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7 fun miles SUP
First time SUP was a fantastic experience. Kyle was able to work us in to a booked schedule. Steve was an outstandi
Rebekah R
Rebekah R
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Perfect SUP experience in Asheville
We did the sunrise 4-mile self-guided paddle boarding on the French Broad River in Asheville. Everything went smoot
88RobertM
88RobertM
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Amazing Biltmore SUP Tour
Absolutely amazing experience, guides were excellent making sure everyone in our party was comfortable on the paddl
ashleyrombs
ashleyrombs
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Awesome Time Paddle Boarding
I highly recommend the self guided 4 mile trip on the French Broad River to beginners! It was my first time on a SU
Angela R
Angela R
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Great First Time SUP
My niece and cousin rented stand up paddle boards this past weekend. I was supposed to go but I got sick and wasn’t
H2905EFkarlah
H2905EFkarlah
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Fun Paddle Adventure
Rented paddleboards for a 7 mile trip down the French Broad. Eric was great, on time and very communicative. Enjoye
Nershi
Nershi
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Exactly As Advertised
We rented paddleboards for the four of us for the 4-mile paddle. The shuttle and boards were waiting for us, the d
Erin W
Erin W
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7 miler vs 4 miler
We had a good experience with all that we encountered with the company. We did the 7 mile paddle and I will say th
pookie1964
pookie1964
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First time SUP, won't be last
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 mile French Broad self guided SUP experience. We were met at ramp meetin
Riarmysgt
Riarmysgt
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Had a blast from RI
Last minute we booked this and I’m glad we did. Their team did a great job explaining how to paddle board and showi
Z7528RTjillb
Z7528RTjillb
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So much fun!!
My husband, 10 year old son, and I had a blast doing the Biltmore paddle. We are from FL and just moved to AVL to e