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Address: 9800 US Hwy 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753
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+1 800-570-7238
09:00 - 20:00
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French Broad Rafting and Ziplines is only 24 Miles from Asheville (NC)...

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines is only 24 Miles from Asheville (NC) North Carolina. FBRZ is the closest Asheville zipline /canopy tour and rafting package to Asheville, Johnson City and Greenville SC. The French Broad River is the closest whitewater rafting to Asheville NC. Whether it's the adventure and excitement of whitewater rafting or the ease and relaxation of a calm water trip, you are looking for, French Broad Rafting and Ziplines is the adventure outfitter for you, your family, or your group.

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Great time on the river with French Broad!

Had a blast out on the river with our river guide Tom at French Broad Adventures. Came here for a bachelor party weekend and the 6 of us took the 9 mile trip which was well worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a blast out on the river with our river guide Tom at French Broad Adventures. Came here for a bachelor party weekend and the 6 of us took the 9 mile trip which was well worth the extra 20 dollars. Tom was hilarious with his witty river jokes but was extremely knowledgeable about the river and its history as... More 

Thank Martin R
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished our excursion to Marshall for rafting and zip-lining and we were blown away by the professionalism and fun of the French Broad crew. Jim was our excellent rafting guide, full of fun facts and an expert navigator of the rapids. Leigh and Peter eased my fear of heights for the zip-lining with their safety expertise and I ended... More 

Thank 770John
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time paddling on the river yesterday! Our guides, Corey & Jim, were fun & entertaining. We had a newbie in the raft and even she felt calm & safe with our excellent guides. We will always visit French Broad Adventures when we are in NC!

Thank Robin811
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

French Broad was easy to get to from Asheville. We did the combo package. Our guides for zip lining were helpful and engaging. We came back the next day to raft. Again we really enjoyed the guides. The river was Class III rapids. Fun but not particularly "exciting" as far as thrills per se. This would be a good rafting... More 

Thank Scott M
Longwood, Florida
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went rafting with Jeff (I believe his name was Jeff) what a great guide. He was knowledgeable and fun. We had a great time. It was worth the money and they were friendly and safe.

Thank Gina F
Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The staff and guides are absolutely the best, and they go above and beyond to make sure everyone has a great time. I have lived in Asheville for 15 years and have taken visiting family and friends to French Broad Rafting every year since moving here. When they added ziplines, we started doing both rafting and zipping, the Zip and... More 

Thank mtnhops
Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

The folks with French Broad Rafting could not have been more professional, kind or FUN!! Our rafting trip was full of adventure, and Jim and Jonah took care of us all the way! The stories they tell will keep you at ease down the river. We had seasoned rafters and newbies and the guys worked with all of us to... More 

1 Thank M T
San Diego
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I made reservations with this company for a weekday, within their 72 hrs cancellation policy. I didn't expect to cancel. It was for the day after a business deal as a celebration. Well the day we were supposed to raft, my new tenants had their utilities shut off, and I had to spend the day fixing it. It was a... More 

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FBRE, Owner at French Broad Adventures, responded to this review

According to our records your group was a no call, no show for an afternoon trip on Friday July 1st . When you didn’t arrive at your show-up time (30 minutes prior to trip time) we called the contact number you gave us when you made your reservation. We left you a voice mail to contact us in case you... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I just celebrated a milestone birthday and went to NC with 3 friends to celebrate. White water rafting and Ziplining were definitely on the To Do List. I cannot say enough about both teams. Jim was the tour guide on the bus ride to and from the river and is hilarious (not to mention a great musician and cook). Tom... More 

1 Thank TallyDeb
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I am over 60 years old. Ryan and Alec played the good cop bad cop with Ryan teasing about the risk factor in good nature. They both were completely and consistently focused on each individual in the group of which there were 8. Each time, watching hand placement when ready to zip and reminders if we needed. Twice in the... More 

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