Welcome to French Broad Outfitters

Formerly Asheville Adventure Rentals, we are Asheville’s largest and only full-service, locally-owned paddle shop, full camping gear rentals and river outfitters.

We offer rentals and shuttles for Inner Tubing, Stand Up Paddleboards, Canoes and Kayaking with full access to the French Broad River. Camping around Asheville? We have camping gear rental as well.
We also have a full line of paddle equipment, recreational kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and whitewater boats.  We don’t stop there; we also have Asheville’s largest selection of disc golf supplies.

Family and Dog Friendly with changing rooms, bathrooms, cold drinks available and outside rinse stations.

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!

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 Paddle board trips on the ancient French Broad River. Our urban float trips are great for families, groups, or individuals and are great for beginners. Whether you are a local, visiting, glamping, hiking, touring the New Belgium Brewery and Sierra Nevada Brewery, or simply driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, this float is for you. Our float trips vary in length, flowing through several of Asheville’s major attractions, like the Biltmore Estate and the River Arts District.

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

Asheville Kayak Rentals Inner Tube the French Broad Tubing