French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville

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From $75.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a kayak trip along the French Broad River with this semi-private tour led by a naturalist. You'll paddle through town, passing local attractions such as the Biltmore Estate along the way. Your guide will be on hand to provide narration and answer any question you have about the natural world around you.
  • Get a unique perspective of Asheville: from the water
  • A naturalist rafting guide will lead the way
  • All necessary equipment will be provided
  • Tour sizes limited to five travelers for a cozy experience

What's Included

  • Kayak, paddle, and life vest are included.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Hominy Creek River Park
      220 Hominy Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

      Be sure you put Asheville or 28806 zip code in your GPS or use Hominy Creek River PARK. There is a Hominy Creek Road in Candler and that is not correct. Look for a Black Ford F150 truck with Kayaks in the bed!

    Start time

    02:00 PM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Biltmore (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    Operated by Hike Bike Kayak Asheville

    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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    Featured review
    David was very knowledgeable about the River & the City. Great guide, will definitely do it again!! Great price too!!


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    Robyne_R, Jun 2022
    Our tour guide, Dave, was very personable, knowledgeable & fun!! A “no pressure” kayak trip down the French Broad River. He even took pictures of us kayaking. A great day!!
    Relaxing kayaks at its best !
    Lauren_D, Aug 2021
    It was a wonderful day on the water! Our guide was kind and informative. The weather was perfect and we saw many of the natural wildlife.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thanks Lauren!
    Kayaking thru Asheville River in NC gives me a very relaxing experience.
    DannyP, May 2021
    It was a breathtaking and first time experience for me and my wife kayaking. David, our guide provided us important info regarding safety and proper handling of the kayak. The 5 mile plus trip thru the Asheville River was a wonderful and memorable encounter. The sound of the river current and birds chirping makes me feel very relaxed. I highly recommend this once-in-a-lifetime tour to everyone!
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    So happy you enjoyed the tour. It really is relaxing - hard to believe you are kayaking rioght through the middle of Asheville! Thanks for kayaking with us!
    Sheer joy
    KSP, May 2021
    Kayaking on French Broad River was a blast! It was so relaxing and fun that I was dreaming about kayaking all night and thinking when I can do it again. The guide was so experienced and helpful, which made the whole kayaking (1st time for me in decades) flipping joyous.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    That's the attitude! We enjoyed the river, too. Come see us again, until then take good care!
    Great experience!
    Jeff_S, Nov 2020
    The most wonderful and relaxing kayak trip! The perfect amount of time to be out on the water! We would highly recommend to anyone
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Much appreciated! Happy you enjoyed the tour. Take good care!
    Easy-going, beautiful route down the French Broad
    Jessica_B, Sep 2020
    I really enjoyed this casual two hour trip down the French Broad. I was looking for a quick tour that required little planning effort because it was my last day in Asheville. The meet-up spot was easy to find and the guide was very communicative leading up to the trip. It was a nice leisurely pace down the river and David was both friendly and knowledgable. Beautiful views of The Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Mountains! I highly recommend it.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thanks ! The views are pretty great. Glad we got in on your last day! Take good care!
    A fabulously picturesque and relaxing tour
    sydrach1, Aug 2020
    Our tour guide, David was exceptional. He was very communicative prior to the tour to make sure that we met him at the right place and time. Upon his arrival, he was professional and was very conscientious about safety instructions. David is very knowledgeable and passionate about the river ecosystems and we felt very safe and comfortable kayaking with him.
    Response from Host, Aug 2020
    Thank you for the review and for kayaking with us! Take care.
    David Rocks the river!!
    Linda_M, Jul 2020
    David was very knowledgeable about the River & the City. Great guide, will definitely do it again!! Great price too!!
    Response from Host, Jul 2020
    Thanks Linda! Appreciate your review. Was great to have you on the river with us. Take good care.
    Paige_A, Jul 2020
    A beautiful river. Love the pictures David took! and we seen a king fisher! It helped having a guide to navigate us through as this was our first time on this river.
    Response from Host, Jul 2020
    Thanks for coming out on the river with us. Appreciate you! Take Care.

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