Tubing and Kayaking in Asheville

Asheville's Paddle Shop and Largest Disc Golf Selection

Locally Owned • Float Trips • Kayak Sales • Paddle Gear • Gear Rentals • Disc Golf Equipment • Inner Tube Rentals and Professional River Shuttles
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Welcome to French Broad Outfitters!

We are Asheville’s largest and only full-service, locally-owned paddle shop and river outfitters. We offer rentals and shuttles for inner tubing, canoe and kayaking with complete access to the French Broad River. We also have a full line of paddle equipment, recreational kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and whitewater boats. We have it all. We don’t stop there; we also have Asheville’s largest selection of disc golf supplies.

We are located in Asheville, North Carolina, directly on the French Broad River, and minutes away from Downtown Asheville, River Arts District, and Bywater, Come see what we’re all about!

(828) 505-7371

704 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
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Float Trips

French Broad Outfitters is located at mile marker 72 of the French Broad River. We offer self-guided canoe, solo kayak, tandem kayak, tube, and stand-up paddleboard trips on the ancient French Broad River. Our urban float trips are great for families, groups, or individuals and are great for beginners. They vary in length, flowing through several of Asheville’s major attractions, like the Biltmore Estate and the River Arts District.

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Gear Rentals

We rent gear for recreational adventures, in addition to paddle sports. Our prices are affordable, so anyone can journey into the great outdoors.

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Gear Shop

Stop by to see the latest in Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Sit On Tops. FBO is Asheville’s LARGEST paddle shop.  Stocking the best brands like Dagger, Pyranha, and Perception kayaks. Bic and NRS SUPs as well as Mad River Canoes.  Accessories from Kokatat, Bomber Gear, NRS, AT paddles, Snap Dragon, Harmony and more.

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Disc Golf

We have Western North Carolina’s largest selection of disc golf equipment and carry all the best brands. French Broad Outfitters is conveniently located at the base of Richmond Hill, so stop by on your way to play!

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French Broad Outfitters is located at 704 Riverside Drive and on mile marker 72 of the French Broad River.

 

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Feel free to ask us any questions you have by filling out the contact form.  We’ll be happy to get back to you and assist in any way.

(828) 505-7371

704 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
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Business Hours:
Summer: Sun-Sat 10am-6pm
Winter: Sun 10am-5pm, Mon Closed, Tues-Sat 10am-6pm