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French Broad River Tours

Asheville, NC

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

Whitewater Recommendations

As well as our recreational trips, we provide outfitting for whitewater kayaking and rafting through our paddle shop. While our float trips on the French Broad is all Class I, there are many rivers in the area with Class II-V rapids. Continue down this page to see some great recommendations of fellow outfitters to get the instruction you need to be prepared and comfortable on the river.


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.


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