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Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours

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Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours offers private, guided standup paddleboard tours of the French Broad River in Asheville, as well as Asheville's lowest prices on standup paddleboard rentals. Choose from paddling through the Biltmore Estate or the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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159 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-3136
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All reviews the french broad river paddle boarding mile trip mile paddle guide eric quick lesson highly recommend this company sunrise tour great workout great equipment stand up paddle board calm river super patient great teacher awesome experience great trip great activity
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Eric was a great guide! Everything you could possibly do wrong I did within the first 2 minutes on the river. :) I ran my paddle board into the river bank and did the one thing you should not do... lifted my foot and tumbled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

We love your review and honesty, Sarah—and just like you said, you did it! Our guides are incredibly patient with guests—especially first-time paddlers—and we'll be sure to pass this review on to Eric so he can know you appreciated his efforts. Thanks again for choosing...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Eric was very helpful and did a great job teaching my friend and I how to paddle board! He was professional and caring. When my friend had a hard time getting going (running into the bank, heading for a tree, falling off the back of...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

My wife and I made the trip to Asheville to see the Biltmore Estate. Whenever possible though, we like to paddleboard, especially in new places as we try to paddle in every state in the US. I found Wai Mauna online, booked the tour, and...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matt_NWA
WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Hi Matt, thanks so much for the awesome review and very cool that you're paddling in every state! We really appreciate you providing such a detailed review and are happy to hear you even felt spoiled with the level of service from the crew. We...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We loved our time with Tony! It was our first time paddle boarding (on our honeymoon) and so we decided to have a tour guide with us - ideal! He was so nice and knowledgable about the area. A great first activity for us to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather S
WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Heather, glad to hear you had such a good trip and congrats again on the wedding!

Reviewed September 7, 2018

Our family had a great time on the paddle board trip. Two adults and two teens. It was our first time on the boards. The guide had lots of patience with us as we got up to speed but we quickly got the hang of...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sandy a
WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Sandy, thanks for taking the time to review and we really appreciate you choosing to come and spend a day on the water with us.We're glad to hear that you felt the guide was patient and that you were quickly able to get the...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

This was my first time doing SUP. I am 53. Don’t surf or skate and was slightly jet lagged. With relaxed but clear instructions from Kyle I was up and cruising down the French Broad and not only stayed onboard but loved it. Standing gives...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

You did an amazing job for it being your first time on a board—especially on the longer 7-mile section! It was a pleasure being able to spend the morning on the river with you, and we're so glad to hear that your trip on the...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

We rented boards for the 4 mile trip down the river. Great insights in local area shared on the shuttle ride to put in; clear instructions; gentle start in a shallow area; clear instructions on where the trip ended (after the 3rd bridge at an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Glad to hear you had such a fantastic time on the water and our 4-mile section is such a good run for people who are just starting out. It's shallow, scenic, and has just enough features to provide a little adventure with navigating without ever...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

My wife had SUP before; I however, had never attempted it. The crew was super cool and seriously showed me everything i needed to know to comfortably make it down the 4 mile paddle down to the take-out point. We loved it! The views are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks David, and you're right—considering you're only paddling downstream you can choose to paddle as hard as you'd like or simply go with the flow. We really appreciate the kind words about the company and glad we could help introduce you to SUP!

Reviewed September 4, 2018

We were first timers, can't swim and were nervous. But Eric was just wonderful. Very patient, made us feel completely at ease. He gave such good instructions that after the first 2 mins we enjoyed the 4 mile stand up paddle boarding completely. Felt like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and we are truly humbled that you put your trust in us to take you out on the water. Eric is a knowledgeable, patient guide and we're glad to hear that he helped provide an experience you'll always...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

We rent SUP every year from this company and they are the best! Our favorite spot to SUP is on the River - its a fun relaxing time.Great customer service, refresher lesson and great equipment.More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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WaiMaunaSUPTours, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks so much for the great review and for coming back to see us each year! You'll really like what they're doing with the River Arts District (the city is putting in a new greenway and park space), so if you come back paddling next...More

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Pae8788
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Kyle E | Property representative |
Thanks for the question and yes, you're welcome to bring your our board. For guided tours the price is still the same, and we recommend using one of the 4-inch rubber fins that we provide as opposed to a 7 or 9 inch skeg... More
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Diamonds89
March 17, 2017|
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Hi Diamonds 8, Thanks for reaching out, and yes, it's definitely warm enough to do this in April! Because of the warm weather we actually have our first tour going out this Thursday and are opening a little bit earlier... More
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Bernard H
September 27, 2016|
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Hi Bernard, Minimum age is 10 years old. The river is beautiful in October!
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