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About French Broad Outfitters
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 rentals, shuttles, and sales in the River Arts District.
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courtjlee wrote a review Jun 23
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Very dog friendly, she was even able to ride the shuttle! We did the River Arts kayak experience and had a great time. Definitely some challenging parts of the river if you are a beginner. Only giving 4 stars because things ran a little behind and felt a bit chaotic at check-in, but overall a fun experience!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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amuslynn wrote a review Jun 23
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Very nice facility and a beautiful calm float.we missed the take out (partly because we did not understand the instructions,but the communication before seemed disorganized).you do float first then get shuttled back, which I did not like because I felt like we were on a time schedule.I had called and asked the route and was told the opposite, which could have been a mistake, but it just seemed like the staff was overwhelmed that day. Overall a nice experience, the driver was more than accommodating to us when he had to come back and pick us up. Would recommend this place but it might be helpful to have some sort of distinguishing marker to know to get out (perhaps a flag or sign).There was a lot going on when we got in the river and after a couple drinks on the river it was easy to forget what they said. Overall we had a great time! Would recommend!
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laurenahenson1 wrote a review Jun 23
Canton, North Carolina1 contribution
Maybe this tubing service is new? There was a delay in the start. The takeout is not marked and we missed it, then the lady we called was hateful when we needed help getting picked up afterwards since we missed the non-marked take out. Go with Zen tubing instead.
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Mgray0892 wrote a review Jun 22
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The company was great and really helpful fixing I booking mistake I made on my end the morning of the booking. Everyone was so friendly and the experience was so much fun!
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Camper791655 wrote a review Jun 22
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
This was a perfect way to spend the day, the staff was helpful and really friendly, you get on right here you park ams the shuttle is just a 5 minute drive . Wear sunscreen no shade, water was calm and shallow most places. Felt safe and the staff helped us get in and out. Tubes have drink holders and they will hold your keys only which was helpful!
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