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Private Paddleboard Raft on the French Broad River from Asheville

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Company: Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, LLC

    River Arts District, Asheville
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and beverages
    • Towels and sun protection
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed September 2, 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.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Tami B
    Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

    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!

    Reviewed August 21, 2019

    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....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank huntersdaddy1972
    Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

    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...More

    Reviewed August 11, 2019

    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!More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jennieozz
    Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

    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...More

    Reviewed July 21, 2019

    6 of us, 2 adults, 2 kids (ages 8 and 11) and 2 grandmothers rented the 6 person party barge for the morning. The paddle board was easy to ride, even with the kids switching places frequently. We made it down the river in about...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank R3864CSkellym
    Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

    Love that you took out the Party Barge and had a great time with the family! It's such a great craft for team building and groups—thanks for coming out to join us!

    Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

    Wai Mauna was great for our 4 miles SUP adventure down the French Broad River! There were 8 of us in our group, including our 10 year old son with Down Syndrome. The staff was super helpful, patient, and kind. We would highly recommend Wai...More

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    Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

    We loved having your entire group on the river for a family French Broad flotilla in Asheville! We're glad we could use a combo of boards to get the entire family on the water, and we hope the rest of your time in Asheville was...More

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