Reviews & Accolades

Great time - did the canyoneering, zipline and the whitewater. Many thanks to Ryan, Holly.’c Ariel, Juice and Ally

Ryan Crim

Ahhhmazing!! Everyone was so courteous and skilled. Sean was a hilarious guide to and from the rafting area. Divans was our river guide and not only did he show us a fantastic time but he was funny and a great showman. No one in our raft had ever been before and we all had a blast. Can’t wait to return on our next time in the area to do the 9 mile trip.

Jessica Scott Madsen

The guides are so knowledgeable, the area is rustic and the river has so much beauty. We were novice rafters and the 2 & 3 rapids were just the right level of exciting!! A great value for the length of the trip downriver too.

Ann Pieta

Thomas and Cara were the best! Thank you both for a fantastic zip with our group today! Both were great with easing us in and breaking the ice. One of our friends in our group wasn't very sure about doing it but Thomas and Cara really did awesome with keeping things light with jokes and just being very personable. Total blast! Thanks guys!

Cortney Griffiths

Had a great experience at French Broad Zipline tour. Our teens daughters also had a great time. The staff was top notch. Our guides Ariel & Matt were superb, patient & very good teachers! It was a great time spent and worth every penny! Felt safe the entire time, the equipment was well maintained as well as the course & platforms. They had water mid course at the treehouse and a very cool suspension bridge. Thanks for a great morning with our kids!

Jody Schilling-Siefert

We had an awesome experience rafting and ziplining with FBA. The guides were patient and safety conscious without sacrificing any fun!

Laura Uthe Kimmins

My family of 4 had an absolutely amazing time both rafting and ziplining for 2 days! Calvin was our river guide - full of knowledge and fun. Next time we are ready for the 9 mi. rafting trip! We had never ziplined before, Cara and Becca were awesome guides - a lot of fun and laughs - we were in great hands. Will be back, and will recommend French Broad Adventures to everyone!! Wish we could give more than 5 stars!

Kara Headrick Beard

Very professional and friendly guides. They make everyone feel at ease. Matt and Lily were our tour guides. They were very encouraging and understanding. There are 10 zip lines And two repels in the adventure. Everything is well-maintained and beautifully presented. There are great vistas to view from the staging towers. Plan at least three hours for the zip lining.

Kern Stump

Everything about our visit was amazing. The staff is truly one of a kind and the lines were great!

Alex Wennen

These guys are the Best! Don't fall for the imposters. We had an awesome time, and the rapids were excellent. That being said, the guide is the most important element of the trip, and Caylor made sure we went through the rapids safely and smoothly. White water rafting can be dangerous. Be sure you have an experienced guide.

M Jones

It was a great experience with entertaining guides, Matt and Dee! We thoroughly enjoyed our zip-lining trip and definitely recommend French Broad Adventures.

Jacqueline Meenach Benson

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

Allen Lewis

We just finished our trip and it was excellent. We have gone numerous places throughout the US and this is the top by far! We had A.J. and Shawn as our guides and they did a great job. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and overall great guys. The facilities were nice, clean, organized, everyone was friendly and helpful, and there were no complaints whatsoever. Would highly recommend and will definitely be coming back!

Matt Hamel

This was my first time zip lining, and I'm really glad I chose French Broad Adventures. The staff were professional, knowledgeable and friendly. They were thorough in preparing and instructing our group. They were attentive to safety at all times. They checked and inspected our gear several times during the session, and they enforced the rules as necessary The course was fun and the scenery was beautiful. I recommend French Broad Adventures highly for families and adults!

Chuck Thomas

We visited in September and we did the 5 mile Raft trip with lunch and a afternoon Zip Line tour. I can't say enough good things about this company, they are fun, love to have a good time and they do everything to make you fell safe and taken care of. We thoroughly enjoyed the rafting and the lunch was very good. Burgers, hot dogs and you can even get a veggie burger. We also loved the Zip Line, it was so amazing to be flying through the trees. I highly recommend them, they will make sure you have a good time.

Great Fun, Great Company

Had a fabulous time whitewater rafting with Calvin! He is super sweet and made the experience fun, with all of us feeling very safe with him as our guide. It was just the right amount of whitewater for us – nothing too crazy, but enough to be exciting. We will definitely go again!


I went on a zip lining trip here yesterday at 10:30 with Josh and Joe! At first I was super nervous. I have always been a little afraid of heights and I didn’t know if I would be able to handle zipping through the mountains at 35 mph. From the very beginning Josh and Joe made me feel extremely comfortable. They explained everything extremely well but they also have us some much needed humor to break the tension. From very early on I felt safe in their company! I would definitely encourage anyone who wants a little adrenaline rush to go and see the people at French Broad. They are good ones. I’ll be coming back for white water rafting the next time I’m in NC. I didn’t think I could do it but Josh and Joe did a great job promoting it. What a great time. What a great atmosphere! Book now y’all!! You won’t regret it.

Katie Rocha

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

Brent Smith

What a great time! A little bit of tranquil relaxing mixed with exhilarating excitement. Our guide Christian was awesome! Definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area. Thanks for a great day guys!

Matthew Golden

Of all the ziplines in this area, this one is my favorite.  It's not too fast, not too slow, and just plain fun.  I've visited multiple times and will be back at least once this season with more company in tow.

Richard Brown

An amazing Zipline experience. This is definitely the place you want to come to. Only 30 min from Asheville. Guides were the best and the attention to detail and safety unmatched. We will be back.

Ryan G

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

Visited the french broad this summer, what a blast. Me, my boyfriend and our four grown boy went and we can’t stop talking about it. The company was very well ran, and made us feel safe at all times! The rafting and ziplines were awesome but it is the guide who really make this trip stand out above all the rest. Mitch,Justin and Jason aka "bacon" knew their history of the area and very very very funny!!! Have recommended this company to many friends who were heading that way for vacation! If your vacationing in the area or just passing threw, this is a must stop for your trip!!!! See you guys soon! Can’t wait to nite zipline and planning to visit on my honeymoon!!!! You guys rock!!!

Kimberly Racolta

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

After going on their trip, I believe any other company would've been mediocre. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly, kids and adults would have the same fun. Great pricing. Can't say enough good things. Would give a 6 star rating if I could.

Nick Neborsky