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4-Mile Guided Paddleboard Tour on The French Broad River in Asheville

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the historic French Broad River in Asheville on a stand-up paddleboard during this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group tour. Float through the city’s calm, downtown waterway and learn about the history of the region while participating in one of Asheville’s most popular activities. Paddleboarding experience is helpful but not necessary. All equipment — paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties and dry bag — are included.
  • Explore the French Broad River on a paddleboard
  • Join in one of Asheville’s most popular activities
  • Learn about the history of the region
  • Small-group ensures a personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This wetlands route lets you explore the French Broad River plus the boundary of the famous Biltmore Estate.

What's Included

  • Use of all equipment (paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties, and dry bag)
  • Professional guide
  • Shuttle to launch point
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Towels and sun protection

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 192 Riverside Dr
    192 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

    Tours depart from the the public boat ramp at 192 Riverside Drive. Here you will find parking as well as the Wai Mauna shuttle van which will take you on a drive through West Asheville en route to Hominy Creek River Park. Once here you'll exit the shuttle van and enjoy a scenic 4-mile paddle through Asheville's historic River Arts District and finish back at the boat ramp.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum 2-guests per booking.
  • There is maximum weight limit of 260 lbs.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Suitable for ages 10 years and up
  • It is recommended that you bring the following: swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, waterproof camera, and change of dry clothes that you can leave in your car so you can change at the end of the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 4-Mile Guided Paddleboard Tour on The French Broad River in Asheville?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during 4-Mile Guided Paddleboard Tour on The French Broad River in Asheville?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

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Great SUP tour with awesome guide
Kim_M, Jun 2022
We had an amazing morning paddle with our guide Steve! He was really personable and gave us great information about the area and the history of the French Broad. He also had some good recommendations for places to eat and drink while we’re in town. This tour was the perfect way to start our morning and we’d love to come back again in the future!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Kim. Thanks for taking the time to review and so glad you enjoyed your time on the river! Steve is definitely an absolute legend when it’s comes to guiding rivers (believe it or not this is his 51st straight year of being a river guide!), and we’re glad to hear that he helped you experience a beautiful morning on the river. We really appreciate you choosing to paddle with us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Asheville!
Tess_D, Aug 2021
Wonderful experience! Our guide Eric, was awesome. Made us all few really comfortable. Expert at what he does, even took pics for us and shared them, when we were done. I would highly recommend this for any beginners.
The Honeymooners
Narsha_c, Jul 2021
My husband and I tried paddle boarding for the first time together while on our honeymoon! The experience was beautiful and will forever be memorable.
4 mile tour
Erica_C, Jun 2021
Steve was on time, gave great tips as we started out (this was only our second time paddle boarding), gave some historical tips for Asheville, and made local recommendations. Was a great balance of conversation and letting us enjoy the views.
Fantastic afternoon
Ingrid_S, Sep 2020
We came up to Asheville for our wedding anniversary and this tour was perfect. Just the right length of time to enjoy the river and take in the serene views. I loved it so much.
We had an amazing time on this...
Melissa C, Sep 2017
We had an amazing time on this guided tour with Holly as our guide. This was only our second time paddleboarding so she gave us a quick class and away we went down the river. The scenery was beautiful and Holly was very knowledgeable about the area and provided great restaurant recommendations. We will definitely book again on our next trip to Asheville!
This is a MUST if you visit...
Dorota D, Aug 2017
This is a MUST if you visit Asheville. No better way to experience the French Broad River. The staff is beyond kind and helpful. It was our first time SUP'ing and now we can't get enough. Danelle is the best SUP guide on the planet.
Amazing journey down the French...
Danice S, Jul 2016
Amazing journey down the French Broad River! Excellent guided tour with Tom. Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommended!
Guides were very friendly and...
Gerald W, Jun 2016
Guides were very friendly and informative! The tour was fun and guides made sure to take care of everything. Very enjoyable and highly recommended!


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