The Adventure that Will Last a Lifetime

French Broad Adventures offers training for whitewater rafting professionals as well as personal whitewater paddle training for better whitewater adventures.

Each year we offer dynamic classes for professional guides and whitewater enthusiasts. We teach all courses to meet or exceed American Canoe Association (ACA) and Association for Challenge Course Technologies (ACCT) standards.

All instruction classes meet at the Marshall Outpost.

Class I-III Rapids

Rafting - Oar

350.00
/pp
+
40
for ACA Membership/Certification

The Rafting – Oar Course is for individuals interested in learning the skills required to efficiently row a raft on rivers with Class I-III rapids.

Oar Rafting with two children

Class I-III Rapids

Rafting - Paddle

350
/pp
+
40
for ACA Membership/Certification

The Rafting – Paddle Course is for individuals interested in learning the skills required to efficiently paddle a raft on rivers with Class I-III rapids.

Paddle rafting down French Broad River

Class I-IV Rapids

Whitewater Rafting Guide

376.50
/pp
+
for ACA Membership/Certification

The Whitewater Rafting Professional Guide Course is for those interested in learning the skills required to efficiently and safely paddle a commercial raft on rivers with Class I-IV rapids.

Woman leading rafting crew down river

Very much enjoyed the course. Excellent instruction and learning environment. Highly recommend offering the course again and multiple times during the season. Great course!

Kevin Mahoney

Very good course, instructors showed professionalism and it was a lot of fun.

Patricia Boyd

Excellent learning experience: Googd balance of hands-on + classroom instruction. It was great having multiple instructors. This really helped provide students with varying techniques on paddling strategies and approaches to river running. Learned a ton and had fun doing it.

Will Davenport

Excellent course. Instructors were amazing and extremely knowledgeable! Highly recommend this course to anyone that boats this river. Great Job!!

Allen Lewis

This was a wonderful class. I got more out of it than expected.

Brent Smith

Was an excellent class. Enjoyed the instructors and loved the river! Will take what i learned and apply it to my own paddling.

Adrian Hayes