Asheville Tubing Adventure


Enjoy our fun, relaxing tubing experience on the French Broad River! You get to see scenic views of Carrier Park and the River Arts District for just $30! 

You start your trip at our beautiful Outpost in the heart of Asheville. You launch for your trip from our Outpost. This trip normally takes about 2-3 hours to complete. Our shuttle vehicle will pick you up at the end of your trip and bring you back to our Outpost.

Important: Tubing for the 2023 season is over. Feel free to check out our E-Bike or Party Bus trips! Tubing will start again in the spring of 2024.

Equipment Provided

  • Inflatable inner tube
  • Personal floatation device (PFD) We provide high quality PFDs with a weight range of 50 lbs-275 lbs
  • Shuttle service to the outpost

What to Bring

What to bring: Anything you bring will get wet.

  • Bathing suit or quick dry clothing.
  • Sun hat/ sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes (old sneakers, sandals flip flops)

What NOT to bring:

  • Absolutely NO GLASS!
  • No Liquor or fortified spirits
  • No pets
  • Anything you take with you on the river can get wet or lost

About the Adventure

What to Expect on Your French Broad Tubing Float

Float the French Broad River while partying with your friends on a hot summer day! Tube from our spectacular outpost, located across the river from Biltmore property, float past Carrier park and through the bustling River Arts District. Take some cold beverages with you in our super comfy tubes with cup holders, and take your time getting back to us. Stop at any of the shady calm spots along the way and relax, take a refreshing plunge as you float along, or just kick back and soak up some sun and good times. This trip runs 7 days a week and generally takes about 2-3 hours depending on water levels, which is the perfect length for your trip. The trip begins at our Outpost at 521 Amboy and finishes at the River Arts District by our bike shop directly across the river from New Belgium Brewery.

What Is The French Broad River? 

The French Broad River is one of the oldest rivers in the world, spanning 218 miles from Rosman, North Carolina, through Asheville, and toward the state of Tennessee. It runs through the Pisgah National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest. The French Broad River flows north from south Asheville through Buncombe County and goes past West Asheville, Midtown, the River Arts District, and is close to Beer City breweries like New Belgium and Sierra Nevada.


As a complete French Broad outfitter, Asheville Adventure Company provides all the equipment you’ll need for your trip. From kayaking to rafting to tubing, we only provide top-quality gear. For tube floating, this includes:

  • Tubes
  • Personal flotation device (PFDs) Required for anyone under 14. Recommended for everyone else
  • Cooler tubes can be rented for an additional fee (fits a cooler up to 50 qt).
  • Safety instruction


Before embarking on the float, all tubers must sign a touchless liability waiver. Waivers for participating under the age of 18 must also be signed by a parent or guardian. You’ll receive links to the waiver with your trip confirmation.

Our French Broad tubing trip is recommended for adults, or children aged 4 and up. Everyone participating must wear PFDs and footwear with a heel strap during the entire outing. Although the trip is relaxed, participants need to be in good health and physically ready for the experience.

Departure Times

There are scheduled departure times for the tubing trip. Guests should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled float time.


While our headquarters offers parking, it can be rather limited on weekends. Taking an Uber or Lyft to our shop lets you relax to the fullest (while enjoying a beer or two at the end of the adventure).

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does my trip start? 

All of our trips depart from our Outpost at 521 Amboy rd.

Do I need reservations?

Yes please reserve your trip in advance.

What is the cancellation policy?

Refunds can be provided for your tubing adventure with at least 48 hours of notice, or if the trip is canceled due to inclement weather. Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your reservation so we may discuss options.

How long will my trip take?

Our tubing trip averages 2-3 hours

Who can participate in the tubing in Asheville trip?

All participants must be over 4 years old. All participants under 14 must wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times. Participants must be over 50lbs. Our tubes/ PFDs can accommodate anyone between 50lbs and 275lbs. PFDs are not required for anyone over 14 but are always recommended.

What do we do with our trash? 

Please do NOT litter while on the river. Put all trash back in your cooler, bring it back with you to the outpost where we have recycling facilities. NO GLASS OF ANY KIND.

How deep is the river?

The depth of the river varies by section. On average, the depth is about waist-high. Always avoid standing up in fast-moving current.

Will I get wet? 

Yes! You can avoid getting soaked by staying in your tube, but parts of you will still get wet. It feels great on a hot summer day!

What do I do with my keys, wallet, phone, and camera?

The rule of thumb for tubing adventures is to bring only what you absolutely need. We Recommend leaving personal belongings locked in the car. We are happy to hold your car keys at or check in desk. Taking your phone or camera on the river is at your own risk.

What if the weather is bad?

Tours will be canceled if the weather creates unsafe conditions. All decisions to cancel trips are made as close to the tour date and time as possible, which allows participants to plan accordingly.

As a temperate rainforest, Asheville typically experiences a short burst of rain every day in the summer. In these cases, the trip will proceed as planned. If there are any changes in the schedule due to the weather, we will notify you by phone or text.

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