Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month

Rafting News

French Broad Rafting Expeditions was recently awarded the “Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month” for December 2010.  It was accepted by one of French Broad Rafting Expeditions owners, Mitch Hampton at the Board of Directors meeting on November 23rd.  French Broad Rafting Expeditions was nominated for its contributions to the local […]

While looking through some photos from this past summer, I ran across some great pictures of an afternoon paddling trip in the Shredder with my dog Gunnison “Gunny” (and of course don’t forget the dog pfd from  Gunny is a Beagle that was rescued from the Wake County animal shelter by my sister-in-law […]

I recently produced a video about life as a river guide with French Broad Rafting. Check it out on YouTube. Music is by Jim Hampton, country music singer and older brother of owners Mitch and Michael Hampton.

Check out these spectacular pictures taken by Tasia with All Terrain Images It is amazing that she caught this family of deer swimming in the river.  You can see a previous picture of a bear swimming across the river  from the previous blog post

One of the best ways to enjoy the Fall Colors is while rafting down the river.  Your are surrounded by all of the color and the beauty of the French Broad River.  This Fall has been a busy one.  We have had a lot of our guests comment on how floating down the river was […]

Rafting with French Broad River Expeditions from Virginia Balfour on Vimeo.

It has been raining for the past few days.  The water level rose to 2,700 cfs.   On Sunday afternoon we got to the put in and the water was flowing great.  It was a little brown due to erosion because it rained so much, so quickly.  We had a great 5 Mile trip at […]

The bumper sticker for Summer 2010 has just arrived.  Every year we come up with a new bumper sticker.  For those of you that rafted with us last year may remember the sticker for Summer 2009. This year the staff came up with this one: If you have any ideas, feel free to send them […]