About French Broad Outfitters

FBO is a locally-owned and operated business, offering full-service flat water tubing, kayaking, SUPing, and canoeing on the French Broad, camping and river gear rentals, and your outdoors retail company in Asheville, North Carolina.

Founded in June 2012, Located on the French Broad River, we have high-quality rental and retail inventory includes whitewater, recreational and touring boats, stand up paddleboards, river tubes, fishing gear, and camping essentials. Self-guided and scheduled float and fishing trips are offered on the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate, River Arts District and some of the best fishing spots on the river.

We have the largest selection of disc golf accessories and discs in Western North Carolina, and are conveniently located just down the hill from Richmond Hill.

Asheville local kayak and tubing company

French Broad Outfitters is committed to supporting our local community- Mountain Xpress has voted us the best paddle/kayak/rafting outfitter in Asheville annually since 2014.We support the Asheville Go Local Card, and host several fundraiser events for local whitewater clubs/non-profits annually.

Let’s face it, we’re pretty awesome. Come in and see us at 704 Riverside Drive or give us a call at (828) 505-7371.