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The Asheville Outdoor Center has been offering family-friendly calm-water river paddling since 1992. Enjoy a leisurely 7-mile canoe, kayak, SUP, or raft paddle down the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate property. We also offer gem...more
If you're looking for a terrific kayaking, canoeing, or tubing company look no further. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. There are plenty of fun outdoor games like volleyball, ping pong, and corn toss to play before or after your trip. Definitely a place I...More
Fun and relaxing self-guided kayak trip. You can take it easy and go with the river flow or paddle and race through the class 1 rapids The staff were friendly and competent. Family friendly. Take money and stop at Hominy Creek Park for a beer...More
We didn’t get to go out due to weather while we’re we’re in town but the whole crew at AOC made our refund quickly and recommended other great things to do in the area. Everyone there was inviting and kind. The grounds are beautiful and...More
We looked at several options before landing here and were very pleased with our choice. Arrive about 15 minutes early for safety training and after a quick van ride you can float or paddle through Biltmore’s Estate at whatever pace you like - we did...More
The Outdoor Center staff is so friendly and nice, they make the experience really wonderful! Kayaking down the river is a really nice way to spend a few hours and see nature as well as views of the Biltmore Estate. I’m a local and do...More
Four family members took the individual kayak tours and loved the experience. The check in was professional, the tour was on time, river transfer well done and of course the float down the river a bunch of fun. Would not hesitate to recommend AOC.
Couldn't have asked for anything more! I highly recommend paying online beforehand if possible (not only secure your spot, but it makes check-in so much faster as well!). A lot of outdoor centers with boat rentals, will shuttle after the float instead of before, and...More
We rented 4 kayaks for a paddle down the French Broad river while we were in the mountains for the weekend. The staff was helpful coordinating our group and what type of boats we needed. They were super kind and helpful!