French Broad Adventures

The enchanting French Broad River carves through the famous Appalachian Mountains and plunges rafters into the heart of adventure. Located just 25 minutes north of Asheville, French Broad Adventures has been guiding adventure-seekers since 1981. Family-owned and with a deep knowledge of the river as well as the Appalachian Mountains, French Broad Adventures is considered by many to be the top rafting company in Western North Carolina.

With a large pool of experienced staff, French Broad Adventures accommodates beginner and experienced rafters and prioritizes the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Rafters will learn about the different paddling techniques, the names of different rapids and will be treated with lunch on the water. On top of that, rafters love stopping at “jump rock” where they can get out of the rafts and leap from a shoreside rock into the French Broad River safely. To many, this is one of the most memorable highlights during their trip rafting with French Broad Adventures.

For adventurers looking for a calmer river experience, French Broad Adventures offers “Calm Water” trips that leave from Hot Springs. This stretch of the river has only class I and class II rapids and is a great introduction to the world of white water rafting. The “calm water” trips option is particularly ideal for young children or families seeking a more placid activity. The age requirement for the calm water rafting trip is 4 years old.

First-time rafters as well as veteran rafters continue to come back to French Broad Adventures because of the quality and care taken during the trip. The expert knowledge of the staff will keep you entertained and excited to return to white-water rafting. Experience the French Broad River like never before with French Broad Adventures as your guide!

“My husband and I did the Class I-III rafting trip with snack. Jim was our guide. The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. Everyone we encountered was very friendly, and we especially loved Jim. He was so easy to talk to. We were able to engage in quite a bit of meaningful and fun conversation, while at the same time, having a blast on the river. He is very knowledgeable and skilled at what he does. He also always asked us what we preferred as far as intensity and wetness, and did what we preferred. This was the top of my list for fun activities while my husband and I were on our anniversary trip. It felt amazing to learn a new skill and find a new hobby. I highly recommend French Broad Adventures!!!” -Mandy A.