Asheville Outdoor Center, Asheville

Categories: Boat Rentals, Kayaking & Canoeing, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Tours, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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  • Have always wanted to float down the French Broad River and finally made it through Asheville Outdoor Center. Conveniently located next to Carrier Park and the River Arts District, the AOC does it rig...  read more »
  • The 7 mile trip down the French Broad was very enjoyable. We had great weather. The outfitters take you to the drop off point (we did not do the guided tour). At the first bridge there was a guide to ...  read more »
  • We recently went kayaking (rafting was cancelled because low water levels) with our family. Overall trip was great - very gentle ride that was very appropriate for our 4 and 6 year old girls. Beautifu...  read more »
  • I just wanted to that Dave the owner for such an amzaing experience... he was one of the most helpful buisness owners Ive ever met. We went to the Outdoor center to take some wedding invitation photos and he was just as excited as we were and was so helpful. The experience was beyond amazing. People like Dave make the world a better place!!! Thanks Dave!!
  • Great people, we had a really nice afternoon paddle up the river and got back just in time to have a few beers under the front cover. I will definitly be back for more! Thanks for being so inviting!
  • Went with a mixed group of novice and experienced kayakers and we really enjoyed the experience and the customer service! The trip was great and we finished it off with a round of beers at their bar! Thanks for the great experience!
  • The guy working Saturday afternoon could not have been less friendly or accommodating. When I called earlier that day to make reservations for the 4 pm tubing run, we were told to be there 15 minutes in advance. We were running literally 3 minutes late (kids!) when I came in. The guy was nasty with me right off the bat. "How many people in your party?" "We are the reservation for 6." He gestured to folks signing paperwork and condescendingly said, "We said to be here 20 minutes early. We just gave away your spots." He was super rude - basically yelled at me. What in the world??? For a group of that size, I have no idea why they couldn't have just done a second shuttle run and made an extra $76; it would have taken them an extra 10 minutes max. In the alternative, why couldn't he have NICELY said, "Oh gee, I'm so sorry, but we assumed you weren't coming because you were late and have given away your spots. Could you come back tomorrow? We'd be glad to accommodate you then"? I guess we will find a different tubing place to work with this weekend.
  • Went tubing. Lots of fun. Staff was informative and helpful.
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