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Zaloo's Canoes Kayaks and Tubes
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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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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We spent a delightful afternoon canoing the New River with Zaloos. The water level was great and we relaxed down the gentle current for a wonderful time. Staff was friendly and laidback!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Susan A
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We’ve always been pleased w/ our Zaloo experiences; canoes, kayaks, & tubes have been well serviced, and the life vests, paddles, & other equipment needed have been in good condition. A lot has changed since the 1970’s (mostly the music isn’t as good), but Zaloos...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lasgr
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had an awesome day tubing at Zaloo’s!!! The shuttle upstream was quick to drop us off and then we were in the river. The trip was very relaxing. The take out can be seen for a loooong way, so I’m not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Amber P
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We had a group of three ladies who decided to go tubing. We got the reservations easy enough, but whem we got there we wete placed in a van, given no directions, were not offered lifevests, and dropped off at a set of stairs. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Rose M
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently took Zaloo's 5 mile canoe trip. The weather was perfect and the water level was good. These factors resulted in a very enjoyable canoe trip. The staff is professional and courteous. All in all, a pleasant way to spend a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank V8071YPchrisr
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We had a reservation for a large group made weeks in advance. The check in was slow since they were busy and we had a large group. The river was nice. The big issue was the pick up at the put out. We had a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Paula S
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This is our 3rd time using Zaloo's Canoes for tubing. As always, it was a great experience. So fun, and the staff was great. Our driver Tyler entertained us on our drive over with great stories. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank MTaylor0818
Reviewed June 16, 2018

had a mix up with another company lost my reservation.Called Zaloo's this morning.They picked up phone on first ring, I like that.Said they could help me, They did ! Told them I would be there in 1.5 hrs.We ran 20 mins.late.No problem said they were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank jscottb2007
Canoe1203, Owner at Zaloo's Canoes Kayaks and Tubes, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank YOU for choosing us! Look forward to having you float with us again! 😎🛶

Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is great! My husband and I have are own kayaks, and were trying to figure out how to go down the river when we only have one car with us. Zaloos let us leave our kayaks at their place, and followed us down...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Leah D
Canoe1203, Owner at Zaloo's Canoes Kayaks and Tubes, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Thank you Leah. We are so glad you and your husband had an enjoyable trip! We really appreciate your review and your business. We look forward to helping you enjoy the beautiful New River again. Come see us again soon! 😎 Zaloo’s Canoes

Reviewed August 28, 2017

Kids and adults alike enjoyed a lazy afternoon on the river. I would recommend and book with Zaloo's again!

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Jessica M
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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