Beautiful Self Guided Kayaking by the Biltmore

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Beautiful Self Guided Kayaking by the Biltmore
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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket


Get onto the clam waters of Bent Creek near the Biltmore property in Asheville on this self-guided kayak tour. Your kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are all provided for you, so all you need to do is show up ready to have an adventure. When you’re finished kayaking, wind down at the Outpost with a beer.
  • Easy to find departure point
  • Kayaks, paddles, life jackets are provided
  • Go at your own pace down the river
  • Paddle four around 3 hours, then the rest of the day is free

What's Included

  • Kayak
  • PFD and Paddle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 521 Amboy Rd
      521 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Biltmore (Pass By)

    Bent Creek Experimental Forest (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your trip time
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Operated by Asheville Adventure Company

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    31 reviews
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    Awesome experience
    Ekaterina_I, Jul 2023
    It was our first time on kayaking here and it was absolutely enjoyable!!! Very Friendly service, everything was very well explained. So, we just have had fun, chill and pleasure;)
    Having fun relaxing
    Thomas_E, Jul 2023
    Seeing wildlife up close going down the river was great, my group saw an otter playing near the edge and a beaver swimming downstream. Overall a fun and relaxing time.
    Kayak Adventure
    Sharon_B, Jul 2023
    Getting over the fear of being in wide open water without a guide! My daughter and grandson teased me but all I could think of was “ what if”😂 Once we got going, being in the tranquil , beautiful setting of trees , running water and sun all was good. I have to admit I didn’t realize our trip was 7 miles long when I booked! I would probably have gone with the 3 mile had I known. After all was said and done I was proud I did the 7 miles! It felt like quite an accomplishment for me as I had only kayaked once on a lake. There were rocks along the way and you become adept to spotting the “ swirl” of water running over them. French Broad is alive and beautiful. Our guides driving us were friendly and knowledgeable . They helped calm my fear and put me at ease. Without their calm demeanor I may well have not gone. I’m so glad I did! Be sure to put on sunscreen! My grandson “ forgot” to put on his legs and they are pretty red. Also, pack plenty of water and even a snack. I never saw the island we were told about for getting off and stretching. Not sure how we missed it😂. Overall great trip.. I will admit I was counting the bridges and after the 5th was ready to disembark😂. We would definitely use this venue again for outings and adventures!
    Great Place and Location!
    David_B, May 2023
    Great relaxing self guided tour. I had the river to myself and it was very peaceful. I highly recommend this for anyone in the area. And the staff were amazing!

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