Kayaking Trips on the French Broad

  • All of our trips are unguided to allow guests to enjoy the trip at their own speed.
  • The trip times listed below are when the bus leaves, please be here at least 30 minutes prior to that time.
  • Rates listed below are per person, regardless of your vessel of choice.
  • All guests must be a minimum of 6 years old. Ages 6-12 and up can enjoy a tandem ride with an adult. 13 years old and older can navigate their own boat.

Monday-Thursday: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 3pm on the hour

HISTORIC BILTMORE TOUR    Book Now!

6 Miles – 2.5 hours – $40 per person
Meet at Hominy Creek

Choose from a single kayak, tandem kayak, SUP, or Canoe

See the world famous Biltmore Estate from a unique perspective, as you float through the lush grounds and have a picturesque view of the whole estate.
  • This trip is the best option for fishermen/women hoping to catch a big one!
  • Enjoy paddling by the Biltmore house, stables, and Antler Hill Village, and the winery.
  • The Biltmore is all private property, you cannot exit the river on this trip, but plan on having a cold one at our riverside bar at your take-out!
  • Fewer people, more wildlife and scenery makes this a perfect trip for everyone!

 

 

RIVER ARTS DISTRICT    Book Now!

6 Miles – 2.5 hours – $40 per person
Meet at 704 Riverside

Choose from a single kayak, tandem kayak, SUP, or Canoe

French Broad River Kayak and Tubing TripsSee Asheville from a different perspective! This urban float carves through the River Arts District, home to over 150 artists’ studios along the French Broad River.
  • Paddle past artisan studios, smell nearby restaurants, and local parks
  • Feeling adventurous? Try paddling upstream on the Swannanoa River for a  invigorating peek of the majestic Biltmore Estate. (only possible at spring/fall water levels)
  • This trip is also available for Stand Up Paddleboarding!
  • Browse our full retail shop while you wait for your trip to depart.
  • Finish you trip and walk next door to the popular Bywater Bar.

 

THE ASHEVILLE EXPERIENCE TOUR    Book Now!

12 Miles – 4-4.5 hours – $60 per person
Meet at 704 Riverside

Choose from a single kayak, tandem kayak, or canoe

French Broad River Kayak and Tubing Trips
Combine the Biltmore and River Arts District tours for the ultimate Asheville experience!
  • After passing through the Biltmore Estate, the French Broad curves through the more urban sections of Asheville, including the River Arts District.
  • Then stop by at the Bywater to relax after the trip!
  • This is a full day float and only offered until 1pm.
  • Please plan accordingly and be sure to bring food, water, and sunscreen to enjoy your full day on the river!