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French Broad River Tours

Asheville, NC

Experience the scenic Asheville waterways on a paddle or float! Browse tours & book below ↓

Watersport Instruction

In an effort to be a full-service paddle shop, we are proud to offer instruction for a wide variety of water activities. Continue down this page to see some great options to get all the information you need to be prepared and comfortable on the river.


We offer two-hour private or group SUP skills courses for beginners on flatwater sections on the French Broad River. Let our ACA Level 1 Certified SUP Instructor teach you the basics or help you refine your technique so that you can get the most out of your SUPing experience.

We can accommodate one-on-one instruction or groups of up to five people; pricing is dependent on group size. Give us a call for more information or to book!


We partner with two fantastic local whitewater instruction organizations. Both have group and individual instruction available, and can accommodate the beginner basics or those who have the basics down and are ready to develop and hone their skills so they can take their paddling to the next level! Both groups also provide international kayaking trips so you can explore rivers all over the world!

H2O Dreams – website – (828) 749 – 9369

H2O Dreams is a co-ed instruction group that works with adults as well as youth in order to get everyone out on the water!

Girls At Play – website – (828) 333 – 4482

Girls at Play provides an all-women instruction environment. They also provide yoga for kayaking and instruction for other activities.


For those who like to be extremely prepared, we are happy to provide flatwater kayaking instruction. For individuals or groups of up to five people, we are happy to ensure that you are as comfortable on the water as possible.


Once you’ve gotten to Class III whitewater paddling, knowing how to handle river rescue situations becomes imperative. Gain skills ranging from out-of and in-water rescues, low-visibility rescues, rope rescue techniques, and group management.

Landmark Learning – website – (828) 293 – 5384

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