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Asheville Whitewater Rafting on the French Broad River

Experience the Pulse of Asheville’s Wilderness from the Best Seat in the House

Discover French Broad Whitewater Rafting in Asheville

We invite you to experience the fantastic rivers that Asheville, North Carolina has to offer. From more heart-racing experiences down white water to relaxing, scenic floats, we have something for everyone.

Rated the #1 provider in water sports in Asheville by Trip Advisor

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Our Whitewater Rafting Trips

Our Unbeatable Asheville Launch Point

The Only Rafting Adventure that Starts Right in the Heart of Asheville!

Leave the driving to us—just sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride filled with fascinating stories about Asheville’s rich history and the mighty French Broad River.

Our guides are not just rafting pros but local experts brimming with recommendations on the best spots to eat and things to do around town. It’s not just a ride; it’s your insider’s guide to Asheville, culminating in an exhilarating whitewater experience.

Real Adventures Real Stories from the French Broad River

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"My family and i did white water river rafting today and had the most amazing adventure ever! zoey was our tour guide and she killed it! she was awesome and i’m so glad she was our guide. she had the best energy and we all just had a really good time. the views were beautiful also! i will never ever forget this day and i hope to come back again!"
— Danielle A.
"I went rafting with 15 of my friends for my bachelor party with Asheville Adventure Company and we absolutely loved the experience. Every member of the staff was friendly and accommodating. We made a reservation weeks in advance but they worked with us to add one more person the day of. The rafting guides were very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. We felt super safe the entire trip and had a blast!"
— Dominic C.
"We had a group of 20 boys and leaders from our church group, visiting from FL. The group number changed a few times and they were super accommodating throughout. On trip day, they were very detailed in their explanations on what to expect and how things would go, and the guides on the rafts were amazing! They knew the river like the backs of their hands, the skill and wisdom in anticipating all of the variables as we navigated around rocks and rapids was impressive and fun to observe. Everyone in the party had a great time, highly recommend!"
— Sam B.
"We went white water rafting this weekend with AAC and we had the greatest time. Our guide Ben was fun and knowledgeable. The rapids were perfect. It was fun yet we felt safe. Highly recommend!"
— Dana K.
"First time rafting and this was a wonderful company to go with from them calling me as a reminder/ check in the Morning of and arriving at our meet up point, our guide Maddie was great she kept us entertained and laughing the whole 4 hours. Definitely recommend this to any first timers and will definitely be back."
— Melanie J.
"If you want an unforgettable experience, choose Asheville Adventure Company!! We took a family of four on the white water rapids and this was an utterly amazing time-of-our-lives experience!! Grey was our tour guide! He was an excellent instructor as we worked together to paddle through the rapids. We saw deer, heron, and other wildlife! We stopped to jump off a rock into the river, and even swam about a bit in between all the fun rapids! 10/10 would recommend!"
— Leslie K.
"These guys are great. Did the white water rafting today and the check in team, safety guys, bus driver, river guide, we all freaking amazing. I’m coming back and doing this anytime I visit Asheville!"
— Joe G.

"I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."

John O'Donohue

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