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Blue Heron Whitewater

35 Little Pine Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-9512
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Very enjoyable!!!

This was my boyfriend and I's first experience rafting and it was absolutely amazing. Great views... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Kirstin N
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Very fun day on the water

We had a very good afternoon on the French Broad River. The company is super organized, they have... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Brad H
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Closest whitewater rafting outfitter to Asheville, NC. Blue Heron Whitewater offers a variety of trips on the French Broad River. Choose the trip that fits your group and schedule. Half Day Trips enjoy 5 miles, with class II-III rapids. Full Day Trips add 3 more miles, a delicious deli-style lunch served riverside, and a class IV rapid. Minimum age for whitewater trips is 8. Float Trips are offered for families with kids as young as 4 and for those looking for a scenic float trip through the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains. On the river you are no longer a spectator!Come visit our new solar-powered outpost with hot showers, free wet suit use in cool weather and the most experienced guides on the river.
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This was my boyfriend and I's first experience rafting and it was absolutely amazing. Great views, great staff, and very affordable. The staff were very accommodating, knowledgable about the river and sights along the way and entertaining, making the trip down the river much more...More

Thank Kirstin N
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

HI! We're really glad you had a good trip down the river. We appreciate your business and thank you for your recommendation. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We had a very good afternoon on the French Broad River. The company is super organized, they have top quality equipment, our guide was excellent, they also invest a lot into a safety video and speech. The river was very beautiful and our guide (Malcolm)...More

Thank Brad H
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Glad you had a great day on the river. I will certainly pass your comments along to Malcolm. He'll be glad to hear you had a good trip. Thanks again for rafting with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We went on the 1/2 day trip that included lunch. The entire staff was friendly and most helpful - we had a blast! They didn't even ask for a tip at the end of the trip which was a nice surprise not to be pressured...More

Thank EricaRC
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Hi and glad to hear you had a good trip down the river. Our policy toward tipping is that it is never mentioned, never expected, and always appreciated. The unexpected tip is a more sincere comment on the job done. Thanks again for rafting with...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time rafting today with the family at Blue Heron. They had everything we needed for supplies and last minute stuff.I forgot to bring water shoes and luckily they had extra shoes the people left behind at no charge for me to wear....More

Thank Pamila79
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Glad you had a good time and hope you come back with the family soon. We consider ourselves to be a family here at Blue Heron too. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We did a morning half day rafting trip with BHW and we all had a really great time. We were there with our two boys( 12 and 10) and felt very safe. We decided on the great reviews at Trip adviser to go with that...More

Thank Andrpl
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

We're glad you had a good day on the river and appreciate the review. Reviews really help us out a lot. I will pass along your comments to Malcolm and the rest of the BHW crew. Thanks again and hope to see you on the...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

My grandson and I went whitewater rafting with this company and had a great time! They were very attentive to details, such as what to do (and NOT do) if you fell into the water, etc. Everyone involved was pleasant and really seemed to enjoy...More

Thank Robert H
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hi and thanks for going down the river with us. It is much appreciated. And thanks for writing a review. Honest reviews are very helpful. Glad you had a good time, and it's true, we really do love sharing our love of the river with...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We took the full day trip down the river with our guides Doug and Wags. The day couldn't have been more fun! The guides are experts and as long as you listen, you'll stay in the boat! They provided a great lunch and allowed us...More

Thank RCJ820
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Great! Glad to hear you had a good time and a happy birthday. Thanks for rafting with us and thanks for writing a review. We appreciate both. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This was so amazing! Really loved going on the rapids. Our guide, chad, was fantastic, well knowledgeable about rocks, towns, and rapids. Danny took great pictures. Lunch was delicious!

Thank Erin M
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thanks for writing a review. It really helps us out, and more importantly, thanks for rafting with us. We really appreciate it. I will pass this along to Chad and Danny and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our family visited BHW for the 2nd time. We had a great time and felt very safe. Our guide, Malcolm, did a wonderful job and was very positive. We will definitely be back for the full day trip next summer. :-)

Thank mvgesler
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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Thanks for coming again. We really appreciate your return business. Malcolm does a great job. Fun, funny, and competent. See you next year (if not sooner).

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

There were three of us adults and two girls, 10 and 12. Two of our peeps were very nervous, but once they got started, everyone had a great time. I'm a little bit more of a thrill seeker, so I wish it had been a...More

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BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Great! Glad to hear you all had a good trip. The French Broad is a great river for groups and families with a variety of experience levels. And ducks (inflatable kayaks) are available (at certain water levels) for those who are looking for a little...More

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Response from ncdeb73 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the outfitter and ask. I will say, please note that in whitewater rafting there is some physicality involved. You are expected to paddle, not just ride. Keep that in mind. The guides at Blue Heron are great... More
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Response from Watauga K | Reviewed this property |
We used Blue Heron Outfitters on The French Broad, They put in at a common picnic area local access, and take out at the Old Historical House on the Hill.
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