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About Asheville Outdoor Center
The Asheville Outdoor Center has been offering family-friendly calm-water river paddling since 1992. Enjoy a leisurely 7-mile canoe, kayak, SUP, or raft paddle down the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate property. Please check out our website for more information and call us to make a reservation. Normal business hours Thursday-Sunday 9AM-5PM. We will also be open on Memorial Day and Labor Day. We are closed for the season from November thru March. We are the "Pioneers of the French Broad." Come visit us!
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SarahR0910 wrote a review Sep 2020
Atlanta, Georgia11 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second time kayaking with this company and they do not disappoint! We had the absolute best time going down the river and seeing the blue herons and Biltmore. The guys that run it are hilarious and so much fun, and they are great about giving instructions so you feel comfortable your first time at it alone. I can’t wait for the kids to get bigger so we can go as a family. This is also a must do on any trip to Asheville to give the body a break from the fabulous breweries and to have some fun and tranquility. Definitely check it out.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MegWatts wrote a review Sep 2020
Lenoir, North Carolina1 contribution
This was my very first time kayaking. And I went with my family. We are a handful. But the team at the AOC was very kind, patient, friendly, and made us feel very welcome and special.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Allison B wrote a review Sep 2020
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My husband and I showed up all gung ho ready to kayak only to find out that I mistakenly made the reservation for Saturday, October 3rd thinking I made it for Saturday, September 5th. The woman at the check-in hut was absolutely great and understanding! She worked some magic and was able to get us in the time slot we had wanted. I would definitely recommend Asheville Outdoor Center!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jason wrote a review Sep 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
This was our second time renting kayaks at AOC and we couldn't recommend this outfitter more!!! They are so kind, so accommodating, and genuinely good people who enjoy creating memorable experiences. Everyone is smiling and happy. They went above and beyond to accommodate our large 10 party group at the last minute...THANK YOU BEN AND CREW!!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Holly C wrote a review Sep 2020
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Had fabulous time kayaking over Labor Day weekend. Almost didn't get a reservation, so book ahead! So glad something opened up last minute, it was the highlight of our Asheville trip.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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