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Zaloo's Canoes Kayaks and Tubes
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“canoe trip”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3874 NC Hwy 16 South, Jefferson, NC 28640
+1 800-535-4027
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All reviews water level canoe trip staff was friendly few hours river cars ride rocks
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

So much fun I had to go 4 times over the summer and I live 2 hours away. The tube ride itself was relaxing. The staff was super friendly and offer to go as many times as we wanted.

Thank MsBYaj
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We had to wait almost 3 hours from our scheduled time to get picked up. They said they didn't have a driver after we complained. They shouldn't send people on trips if they don't have a driver to pick them up. There were 5 people...More

Thank dylanc812
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Took our scout troop on the 10 mile trip and went great! Water was a little low that day so had a few hang ups on the rocks but that's not something they can control. We checked several other outfitters in the area before deciding...More

1  Thank keenerkrew
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This has become my new favorite thing to do. I took my granddaugther to Zaloo's for our very first tubing experience. The staff was so friendly and helpful. We were given all of the information that we needed to have a safe experience. We went...More

Thank Suzi H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Brian took us up the mountain about 3 miles to the drop off area and got our floats ready. We were the only ones at that time and had the river to ourselves. It was a beautiful morning.The bottom of the tube is closed, so...More

Thank tammiew101416
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We had such a great time tubing the New River yesterday. The four of us decided it was our first annual trip together!!! I had rescheduled twice before due to bad weather and the Zaloo's workers were so easy to deal with. I will definitely...More

1  Thank rbcaspencer
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Our family just did the river tubing and had a wonderful time. They drove us up the hill about 3 miles and then we got in our tubes and floated down to the main area. Plenty of picnic tables. Water was definitely chilly, but the...More

1  Thank LisaCGivens
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Great time as always on the New River. Staff very helpful. Only issue is one driver havingvtonloadcall the yaks alone from the drop off point up the hill to the trailer. Several older women could not assist him lug the yaks up the hill or...More

Thank 485pattit
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Easily booked for a party of 10 on-line. They were ready for us when we arrived, and we were on the water within 15 minutes. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The facilities were clean and nice (bathrooms, changing area, store). They do everything for you...More

2  Thank Lee D
Reviewed July 20, 2018

8 of us came and rented tubes and cooler tubes and we all had a blast. Lazy, relaxing day on the river. The weather was fabulous and even though we all only had one day, we were not disappointed. We will be back, some of...More

1  Thank Karen R
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Beverly R
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Paula S | Reviewed this property |
I would not use them....they don't have enough buses and we waited two hours to get picked up for our group.
Kelly O
July 25, 2018|
Response from MTaylor0818 | Reviewed this property |
They do provide the vests, and we have used them, but they aren’t a requirement unless you are younger (don’t know the exact age limit). Most of the water isn’t very deep at all, but there are a few spots that are sketchy