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Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Asheville

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US$ 80.00
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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in Asheville's River Arts District to begin your stand-up paddling tour with a 10-minute shuttle ride to the start point at Hominy Creek. Here, you'll be fitted with a life jacket, paddle, and your board. Receive a short, introductory lesson on the basics of SUP from your guide before setting off along the water.

    From Hominy Creek, a shallow, sand-bottomed 'practice pond' where you'll gain your confidence and balance, float along the waterway, which eventually joins the larger French Broad River—a wide, historical stretch of water. Paddle along the outer boundary of the famous Biltmore Estate, and listen to historical tales of Asheville's scenic surrounds from your guide. Finish your 2-hour tour back in the River Arts District, which is in walking distance of breweries and shops you can explore independently, if you wish.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    192 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Use of all equipment (paddleboard, paddle, personal flotation device, leash, river booties, and dry bag)
    • Professional guide
    • Shuttle to launch point
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and beverages
    • Towels and sun protection
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum 2-guests per booking.
    • There is maximum weight limit of 260 lbs.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Suitable for ages 10 years and up
    • It is recommended that you bring the following: swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, waterproof camera, and change of dry clothes that you can leave in your car so you can change at the end of the tour
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My friends and I decided to try paddle boarding for our girl’s weekend trip. It was a great experience! We did the 4 mile trip and the river was very calm. I had no paddle boarding experience, but was able balance and navigate the river with ease. Our guide,Lela, was great and
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    Response from Kyle E, Owner at Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Asheville
    Responded 3 Aug 2019
    Hi Shannon, thanks so much for sharing your experience and for making us a part of your girl's trip! We love introducing new people to paddleboarding and will be sure to let Lela know how much you appreciated her expertise on the water. Thank you again for coming out to join us and for taking the time to review!
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    ...wonderful introduction to SUP - couldn’t have had a more pleasant morning! Wonderful excursion and Eric was very patient (& fun/chill) guide.
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    Response from Kyle E, Owner at Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Asheville
    Responded 29 Jul 2019
    Eric is definitely a fun/chill dude and we're so glad to hear you enjoyed it! Mornings are definitely our favorite time to be out there and we're so glad you got to experience it!
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    Had an amazing time paddling and felt in control of the boards the entire time even though it was the first time we had paddle boarded! We did the 4 mile rental and really enjoyed the scenery and smooth waters the entirety of our journey. Additionally, on the drive over our
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    Response from Kyle E, Owner at Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Asheville
    Responded 29 Jul 2019
    So glad that our driver's food recommendations help you plan out the rest of your trip! We like to call it the "tour before the tour," and we're proud to showcase our locally-owned restaurants and shops in the heart of of West Asheville. Great to hear that the board were stable—especially on your very first time! The boards we used are perfect for "first timers" so we love that you came out to give it a shot!
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    Patrick was a wonderful guide and we had an easy paddle down the river. Birds, balance, and learning a new skill, it was a great way to start a day and get insights into Asheville history as well as have a cool experience. We’re healthy and mobile and it was a breeze. Gotta be
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    Response from Kyle E, Owner at Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Asheville
    Responded 17 Jul 2019
    Thanks for the informative review of your experience and we'll be sure to let Patrick know how much you appreciated his advice and support on the water. I think this is first-eve "four thumbs up"—we're humbled and thanks for joining us!
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    Eric our guide was totally friendly and professional- he took care of us perfectly. My mom turned 77 the day before our trip and she was nervous but Eric was amazing at teaching us all what to do and helping us feel competent and confident. We had a fabulous time! Note if you’re
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    Response from Kyle E, Owner at Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Asheville
    Responded 8 Jul 2019
    You're mom is a rockstar for coming out and joining us—dry run down the river at 77 years old! We'll be sure to let Eric know how much his instruction was appreciated and helped out the group. Also thanks for the feedback on communications for people who book through TripAdvisor. We'll go back and assess the emails that are generated and let people know they should arrive a bit early in the clothes they plan on paddling in. Also, we do have neoprene rubber booties we provide free of charge, but we've found they get a little hot in the middle of summer and people tend to take them off. We do have them available though and sorry if these weren't made available. We really appreciate the insightful review and for spending a day on the water with us!
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