Rafting News

Rafting News

Our trips go out – rain or shine!

We get asked this question all of the time: “Will my trip get cancelled if it rains?”   The short answer: No. Our trips go out, rain or shine! When it comes to whitewater rafting and canyoneering, you are going to get wet on your trip regardless of the weather. Even with ziplining, the rain […]

“Bucket” Boats versus Self-Bailing Boats

At French Broad Adventures, we use two kinds of boats: Bucket Boats and Self-Bailing Boats. Contrary to what you may have heard, neither raft is ‘better’ than the other. Instead, they are each uniquely suited to different water conditions, and each have their pros and cons. A standard floor raft, sometimes known as a “bucket […]

We Worked on the Dirty Dancing Remake!

We were honored and delighted to be a part of the remake of the classic film, Dirty Dancing. Don’t worry – we were not involved in any of the dancing! We stuck with what we know, and helped out with water safety. Making films in North Carolina brings lots of jobs to the area, and […]

Rafting, Ziplines, and Beer?!

Rafting, Ziplines, and Beer?! That’s right. We are embarking on yet another adventure – brewing our own beer. French Broad Adventure’s Sourwood IPA is the most adventurous beer out there. Infused with sourwood tree leaves cultivated off the zipline course, and brewed by the Zipline Guides themselves, there is a taste of adventure in every […]

We Support Local Businesses!

It’s not surprising that French Broad Adventures supports locally owned businesses; after all, we are one! We recently started using delicious Roots Hummus in our river lunches. We already serve veggie burgers from Rosetta’s Kitchen and ice cream from The Hop, so if you’re looking to fuel-up with a snack, a meal, or just a sweet treat, […]

Rafting Down the Colorado River

So what do the owners of French Broad Rafting and Ziplines do when they get some time off? Go rafting of course! Korey, Mitch, and Michael embarked on the trip of a lifetime on November 15, 2014. They spent 18 epic days rafting down the Colorado River and taking in the beauty of the Grand […]