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Full-Day Whitewater Rafting

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Group of rafters riding down the French Broad River

Our full-day whitewater rafting trip explores 9 miles of Class II, III, and IV rapids on a beautiful stretch of the French Broad River. The trip lasts 5-6 hours (depending on the river level) and includes a stop for lunch alongside the river part way through the trip.

Trip Details

96.00
/pp
5-6 Hours
Moderate
8

Season

March 1st – November 1st; Morning trips daily.

Age

Our minimum age limit for whitewater rafting is 8 years old.

TAg-alongs

Allowed - $/person

Class Rapids

II-IV

Duration Info

Trip length is 9 miles. Duration depends on the river level.

Required to Wear

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

weight

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)
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)

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)

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)

Do Not Bring

  • Animals to the outpost, no exceptions.
  • Valuables or anything else that you would mind having lost, wet, or broken.

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.

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.

Meeting Locations

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

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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

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

My boyfriend got sick the morning of our zip lining/rafting trip, and the staff let us reschedule for the next day with no charge. Everyone was so friendly and helpful!!! Our guides were wonderful as well. Thomas and D were great guides on our zip lining trip and were so knowledgeable and hilarious. Augustine was an amazing rafting guide as well. He was so personable and clearly has a passion for what he does. Rafting was my favorite part of the day, and the scenery was beautiful. I highly recommend this family-owned company over any other in the area!!!!! This was all around a great experience!!!

T Bird

Everyone who knows me would’ve never believed how much of an adventurer I became with French broad adventures! The team is knowledgeable and because they’re calm and fun they bring that side of you out! I would’ve never thought about water rafting and jumping into the river but I did, and I would’ve not traded it for the world! It is an experience that I will forever cherish and given me confidence that I am thankful for! THANK YOUUUUUU!! More than five stars if I could! Thank you Robert (water rafting) and Sam and Thomas (zip lining) an experience of a lifetime!

Isabel Cristina

Such an amazing experience! Marty was our tour guide for a family of 5, and we couldn’t have been happier! Thank you Marty for making this new adventure such an outstanding experience! (: For families looking for more info - we were provided safety jackets, helmets, and many safety talks. The majority of us had never gone white water rafting so we were a mix of nervousness and excitement! We did the half day, ~4 hour ride, and took on a mix of Class 2 and 3 rapids! Would highly recommend and we will be back!

Rebecca Sue Wood

We went on the short trip that included lunch for a very reasonable price. This was our first trip and it was amazing. The scenery was beautiful, and our guide was informative, professional, and a lot of fun! We learned a lot about the landmarks and homes you see along the river. We look forward to bringing our children next year. I would highly recommend this company to my family and friends.

Karen

The Best in NC! Knowledgeable of the river (more so than other rafting companies on the French Broad) safe, fun, and most of the guides have been there 5 yrs plus. They only hire 1-3 new guides a season. Other neighboring companies hire 30-40 untrained, college kids a season. I love TJ and Richard! However, there are other wonderful guides that I haven’t had the opportunity to raft with but was able to meet and talk with them. Real salt of the earth people!

Shannon Redmon