Santa has a Summer Job

Raft guides are colorful characters (if you’ve ever been on the river with us, you probably know this all too well.) The folks on our river and tree staff have a wide variety of backstories—veterans, grandparents, college kids, firefighters—but perhaps one guide we are most proud of is one that all children are sure to recognize. […]

Tom Butler guides a raft

Meet Our Most Veteran Raft Guide – Tom Butler

We pride ourselves on having some of the best raft guides on the river. As one of the oldest companies guiding on the French Broad, some of our staff has river experience of upwards of three decades! Our most veteran staff member is Tom Butler, who started working for us way back in 1982 (back […]

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Enjoy the View!

Our staff has gotten a few nice scenic shots on the river and in the trees recently. Check them out here, then come out and see the views for yourself. Save 10% when you book both rafting and zipline trips together in July.

Zipline guide Korey poses on line

WE WANT YOU … to come zipline with us.

Lead guide Korey works on her “I Want You” Uncle Sam pose while guiding on a zipline trip!  She and the rest of our zipline guides invite you to come check out the zipline course.  Our tour includes ten lines and two rappels, and takes two to three hours to complete. By the time you […]

Young child gives peace sign from back of a raft

Summertime Has Arrived!

Today marks the official start of summer, and we’ve got perfect conditions for both rafting and ziplining.    The Asheville and Brevard areas received well above average rainfall amounts during the Spring, and that means the French Broad River is flowing at optimal levels for whitewater rafting.  This is exciting news for our guides and […]

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

French Broad Rafting & Ziplines Earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

We’re very excited to have received another TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award! The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.   According to TripAdvisor, winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed […]

BBQ sundae

The Food Trucks are Here!

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our outpost this summer: Food Trucks! Not sure what to eat in between trips? The amazing culinary sensation sweeping Asheville has arrived. They bring fresh ingredients, local meats and veggies, and exceptional menu items – you get a great snack or meal at a reasonable price. […]


Vote Local!

Please Vote for French Broad Rafting and Ziplines! Voting is early this year for the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Reader’s Poll, and we are asking for your support! Please CLICK HERE  and vote for French Broad Rafting and Ziplines  in two categories: Canopy Zip Line Tour and Whitewater Trekking Guide Service. Voting is easy. […]