4-Mile Guided Paddleboard Tour on The French Broad River in Asheville 4 reviews
Asheville, United States

  • Operates Daily - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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Operates Daily
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
To know more, please refer additional information section of this tour
Activity Highlights

Enjoy a 4-mile, guided paddleboard trip down the French Broad River in Asheville. Get local history from a professional guide who will also teach you the strokes and technique for navigating your way down the river. All tours are private--so no paddling as part of a group--and the wide, stable, comfortable boards create an easy, user-friendly experience that first time paddlers can enjoy.

Over the course of the 4-mile tour you'll pass through parkland, forests, and streams while keeping an eye out for local wildlife such as herons, turtles, and deer. See where the Swannanoa River meets up with the mighty, meandering French Broad, which is one of the oldest rivers in the world, as it weaves through the Appalachian Mountains.

Your tour finishes in the River Arts District within walking distance of breweries, restaurants, artisan studios and shops.

Stop At:

• French Broad River, NC
• Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, 192 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-3137
Activity Details
Join the stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) trend when you're in Asheville. As you paddle along the mellow, Class I waters of the French Broad River, you'll take in the historical and scenic atmosphere of the heart of Asheville's burgeoning downtown. Board, paddle, booties, and a dry bag are provided. When booking, select a sunrise, mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or sunset tour.
Departure & Return
Departure Point192 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Use of all equipment (paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties, and dry bag)
  • Professional guide
  • Shuttle to launch point
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Towels and sun protection
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum 2-guests per booking.
  • There is maximum weight limit of 260 lbs.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Suitable for ages 10 years and up
  • It is recommended that you bring the following: swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, waterproof camera, and change of dry clothes that you can leave in your car so you can change at the end of the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks are required for the shuttle ride up the river, and shuttle capacity has been reduced to accommodate spacing between guests.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • We had an amazing time on this guided tour with Holly as our guide. This was only our second time paddleboarding so she gave us a quick class and away we went down the river. The scenery was beautiful and Holly was very knowledgeable about the area and provided great restaurant recommendations. We will definitely book again on our next trip to Asheville!

  • This is a MUST if you visit Asheville. No better way to experience the French Broad River. The staff is beyond kind and helpful. It was our first time SUP'ing and now we can't get enough. Danelle is the best SUP guide on the planet.

  • Amazing journey down the French Broad River! Excellent guided tour with Tom. Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommended!

  • Guides were very friendly and informative! The tour was fun and guides made sure to take care of everything. Very enjoyable and highly recommended!

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