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Calm Water Rafting + Ziplining

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14.80
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Groups of rafting floats headed down river

This package includes the best of both worlds for those adventureous to do more than one trip. Become one with nature by flying through the Pisgah National Forest trees! Then relax with a guided calm water tour of the French Broad River.

Trip Details

133.20
/pp
1 day
Easy
+
Min. Age

Season

March 1 – November 1

Age

Under 14 must be actively accompanied by an adult.

TAg-alongs

Allowed - $/person

Class Rapids

I-II

Duration Info

The trip will be a moring calm water trip with afternoon zipline.

Required to Wear

Ziplining: Closed-toe shoes with a secure backing (so they won’t fall off your feet) .

Rafting: shoes that won’t come off in the water (i.e. sandals with a strap on the back, water shoes, or old tennis shoes).

Intensity

Age

Must weigh between 70-250lbs for proper zipline harness fit.

Notes

We provide



Rafting

For Whitewater Trips:
  • Raft gear
  • PFD
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Raft
  • Guide
  • Splash gear (if requested)
  • Beverages (water, lemonade)
  • Snacks (nutrition bars, crackers)
For Calm Water Trips:
  • Raft (minimum 4 people required)
  • Single Duckie
  • Splash gear (if needed)

Ziplining

  • Water - We provide two water breaks during the trip.
  • Safety Equipment - We will provide all equipment; including helmet and harness.

Please Bring

Rafting

If you forget these items we have many of them for sale in our store.

  • Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Strap for glasses
  • Towel
  • Change of dry clothing (for after the trip)

Ziplining

  • Shoes - Close-toed shoes are required.
  • Medication - Any medication that you may need immediate access to while on the trip (e.g., asthma inhaler, epipen or diabetic glucose).
  • Strap for glasses - We recommend anyone wearing glasses (these can be bought in the store if you don’t have one).
  • Snacks prior to, or after, your adventure. No food will be on the trip.

Do Not Bring

  • Animals to the outpost, no exceptions.
  • Valuables or anything else that you would mind having lost, wet, or broken.
  • Anything that can be dropped (dropped items on the course cannot be retrieved). We will provide a secure place for you to store your keys while on the trip.

Participation Requirements

Rafting

Physical Fitness

Participants should feel comfortable sitting for an extended time in the boat and be able to paddle and assist in their own rescue if possible.

Health and Medical Conditions

  • You cannot participate if you have an existing medical condition that could require urgent care (such as major heart problems or seizure disorders) or if you have a condition that could jeopardize your or another participant’s safety. 
  • We also do not recommend that you participate in whitewater rafting if you are pregnant or have significant musculoskeletal problems – please seek the advice of your physician before booking your trip. 
  • Calm water rafting trips are suitable for pregnant persons.
  • You cannot participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any medication that could impair you in any way.

If you may require any fast-acting medications such as an EpiPen, diabetic glucose, or an asthma inhaler please bring them on your trip and inform your Guides.

Waiver

  • You participate at your own risk.
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver.

Ziplining

Weight

All participants must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs. No exceptions. All participants will be weighed discreetly before their trip.

Physical Fitness

  • Be able to comfortably walk unassisted on uneven terrain such as trails, ramps, and stools.
  • Be able to comfortably hold onto handlebars/trolley during the tour.
  • Be able to stand from a seated position on the platforms.

Health and Medical Conditions

  • Be in good health and be prepared to physically participate in the tour. You cannot participate if you have an existing medical condition that could require urgent care (such as major heart problems or seizure disorders) or if you have a condition that could jeopardize your or another participant’s safety. 
  • We ask that you do not participate if you are pregnant, and recommend that if you have significant musculoskeletal problems – that you seek the advice of your physician before booking your trip. 
  • You cannot participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any medication that could impair you in any way.

If you may require any fast-acting medications such as an EpiPen, diabetic glucose, or an asthma inhaler please bring them on your trip and inform your Guides.

Waiver

  • You participate at your own risk.
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver.

The calm water raft trip is a great introduction to river rafting with easy Class I-II rapids. This is a beautiful and pastoral section of the French Broad River. The Calm Water trip is an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy a relaxing time on the water and absorb the scenic beauty of Western North Carolina.

Meeting Locations

Please refer to your confirmation email for your scheduled times and locations.

 - 
12 Good Adventures Ln, Marshall, NC 28753

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We Offer Group Reservations

Bringing a group to Asheville? French Broad Adventures caters to groups of all sizes.

Group Reservations

We did the 9 mile rafting trip and it was awesome!! Our guide Cory is a pro! We loved all the rapids along the route! We enjoyed the stories and wildlife we saw (bald eagles and nest). It was our first whitewater trip and we were comfortable because the guides have fun with safety in mind. We will be back!! Thank you, Cory!

Amy Ball Coleman

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

Comedy show plus white water rafting - what more can you ask for!?!? Richard was amazing as our guide. He knew the river like the back of his hand. He's funny, personable and most of all you could see that he cared about his client's having a great time. The hot lunch is a total bonus. Highly recommend!

Terri Hecker

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

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

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

Laura Uthe Kimmins