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Blue Heron Whitewater

35 Little Pine Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-9512
+1 888-426-7238
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Great staff!

We went on the 1/2 day trip that included lunch. The entire staff was friendly and most helpful... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
EricaRC
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
Fun times

Had a wonderful time rafting today with the family at Blue Heron. They had everything we needed for... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Pamila79
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Miami, Florida
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Closest whitewater rafting outfitter to Asheville, NC. Blue Heron Whitewater offers a variety of trips on the French Broad River. Choose the trip that fits your group and schedule. Half Day Trips enjoy 5 miles, with class II-III rapids. Full Day Trips add 3 more miles, a delicious deli-style lunch served riverside, and a class IV rapid. Minimum age for whitewater trips is 8. Float Trips are offered for families with kids as young as 4 and for those looking for a scenic float trip through the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains. On the river you are no longer a spectator!Come visit our new solar-powered outpost with hot showers, free wet suit use in cool weather and the most experienced guides on the river.
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We went on the 1/2 day trip that included lunch. The entire staff was friendly and most helpful - we had a blast! They didn't even ask for a tip at the end of the trip which was a nice surprise not to be pressured...More

Thank EricaRC
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Hi and glad to hear you had a good trip down the river. Our policy toward tipping is that it is never mentioned, never expected, and always appreciated. The unexpected tip is a more sincere comment on the job done. Thanks again for rafting with...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time rafting today with the family at Blue Heron. They had everything we needed for supplies and last minute stuff.I forgot to bring water shoes and luckily they had extra shoes the people left behind at no charge for me to wear....More

Thank Pamila79
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Glad you had a good time and hope you come back with the family soon. We consider ourselves to be a family here at Blue Heron too. Thanks again!

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We did a morning half day rafting trip with BHW and we all had a really great time. We were there with our two boys( 12 and 10) and felt very safe. We decided on the great reviews at Trip adviser to go with that...More

Thank Andrpl
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

We're glad you had a good day on the river and appreciate the review. Reviews really help us out a lot. I will pass along your comments to Malcolm and the rest of the BHW crew. Thanks again and hope to see you on the...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

My grandson and I went whitewater rafting with this company and had a great time! They were very attentive to details, such as what to do (and NOT do) if you fell into the water, etc. Everyone involved was pleasant and really seemed to enjoy...More

Thank Robert H
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hi and thanks for going down the river with us. It is much appreciated. And thanks for writing a review. Honest reviews are very helpful. Glad you had a good time, and it's true, we really do love sharing our love of the river with...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We took the full day trip down the river with our guides Doug and Wags. The day couldn't have been more fun! The guides are experts and as long as you listen, you'll stay in the boat! They provided a great lunch and allowed us...More

Thank RCJ820
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Great! Glad to hear you had a good time and a happy birthday. Thanks for rafting with us and thanks for writing a review. We appreciate both. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This was so amazing! Really loved going on the rapids. Our guide, chad, was fantastic, well knowledgeable about rocks, towns, and rapids. Danny took great pictures. Lunch was delicious!

Thank Erin M
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thanks for writing a review. It really helps us out, and more importantly, thanks for rafting with us. We really appreciate it. I will pass this along to Chad and Danny and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our family visited BHW for the 2nd time. We had a great time and felt very safe. Our guide, Malcolm, did a wonderful job and was very positive. We will definitely be back for the full day trip next summer. :-)

Thank mvgesler
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Thanks for coming again. We really appreciate your return business. Malcolm does a great job. Fun, funny, and competent. See you next year (if not sooner).

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

There were three of us adults and two girls, 10 and 12. Two of our peeps were very nervous, but once they got started, everyone had a great time. I'm a little bit more of a thrill seeker, so I wish it had been a...More

Thank RachelDale222
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Great! Glad to hear you all had a good trip. The French Broad is a great river for groups and families with a variety of experience levels. And ducks (inflatable kayaks) are available (at certain water levels) for those who are looking for a little...More

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

June 22, 2016 my wife and I in Asheville area for an anniversary trip and wanted a little adventure. Decided on Blue Heron Whitewater because it was rated good on Trip Advisor. Perfect choice. Customer Service is top notch. They seemed to really appreciate our...More

Thank travel249t
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thanks for rafting with us and happy anniversary! We really do appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I recently went on a full day whitewater excursion with this outfit with 19 people/teenagers and had the best time. The people were knowledgable and approachable. The rafting guides were fun and enthusiastic to ride with. Best time!

Thank acfusaro
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Hi and thanks for going down the river with us. We really appreciate your business. Good, fun and enthusiastic guides make for a great time on the river. Hope you can come this way again some time.

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LindaLosAngelesCA
31 July 2016|
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Response from ncdeb73 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the outfitter and ask. I will say, please note that in whitewater rafting there is some physicality involved. You are expected to paddle, not just ride. Keep that in mind. The guides at Blue Heron are great... More
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Response from Watauga K | Reviewed this property |
We used Blue Heron Outfitters on The French Broad, They put in at a common picnic area local access, and take out at the Old Historical House on the Hill.
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