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“hominy”(17 reviews)
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Asheville's only full service outfitter, French Broad Outfitters runs daily kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and tube trips on the historic French Broad River through the heart of Asheville and the Biltmore estate. Instruction, camping equipment...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-1644
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Reviewed yesterday

Staff was exceptional, well informed of river and courteous. Definitely will return this summer with other family members. We chose the Biltmore Tour and it was awesome. Very little current and kayaking was great conditions.

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Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Explorer57253415202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only $15/adult for own vessel shuttle. So much easier and a timesaver than placing vehicles for river float.

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rented a canoe for an overnight and the staff were super helpful. They recommended what would be difficult for us to do and what was possible with the time we had. The guides squeezed us in at the last minute and were super helpful driving...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom C
Reviewed November 8, 2018

My wife and I paddled the French Broad last week. we were the only people on the shuttle, but the rates were very reasonable. They may have lost money given it was only us. Their shop had really good gear my wife enjoyed shopping thru....More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

This was our third year working with FBO to outfit our fall canoe trip on the French Broad River. A little miscommunication getting shuttle set up so we got to put in and on the river later than expected (I should have called to double...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank caswellcw
Reviewed October 22, 2018

had an awesome guide for a 4 hour raft trip down the french broad. 1st time, and would go and do again for sure. Outstanding outfitter, made for a super fun day

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BuenosNachos2
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We really enjoyed our kayaking trip, so relaxing! Staff was relaxed & fun. Might have a little more safety instruction. We had a great time but another person that started with us flipped her kayak @ the first bridge & don’t know if she was...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bahfcat4
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Folks were pleasant and very helpful. Had a great boating experience that was easy and that anyone could do.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joinerrobert603
Reviewed October 17, 2018

My 13 yo son is a whitewater kayaker. We were in the market for a Creek/river runner style boat and used FBRO as our Dagger source. They found the correct size Nomad for my son to demo when originally they didn’t have that boat as...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We had an amazing time! Accidentally booked the wrong date and they were still able to squeeze us in. Every one of their employees were so friendly. We did the Biltmore section of the river and it was lovely. At the end every employee we...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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sherriet2017
April 26, 2018|
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Response from pordliam666 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sherrie. We didn't paddle through the Arts District so can't compare. From the river there is not much of the Biltmore estate to see and frankly we were so busy watching for hazards and gauging wind direction that we... More
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