106 Reviews
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Wendy Coin
· March 31, 2018
Thank you for a wonderful trip down the river today!!! What a great start to the season. We saw a bald eagle. Y’all did all the work and we just enjoyed the river.
Kacie Kisielewski
· March 5, 2018
Ben and his crew are amazing! They are all extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and they will ensure that everyone has an awesome experience on the river! Great place, even greater people!
Kelly Brinton Nelson
· August 20, 2017
My husband and I came to AOC yesterday to canoe and had an excellent time! Staff was very kind and you can tell they really enjoy what they do. Drop in and take out was easy and the route was beautifu...l. I like how they allow you to go at your pace down the river. The atmosphere was very laid back and we will be back! See More
Beth Eller Phillips
· April 14, 2018
We had a wonderful canoeing trip! Thanks Matt for getting us up to speed with the training and lunch recommendation! Will be back!
Stacey Leigh
· August 14, 2017
My boyfriend and I took some out of town friends here to kayak last weekend and they were very accommodating and had a fun establishment! It was my first time kayaking down a moving river and I felt w...ell prepared before the trip! It also helps that all of their staff is super friendly! Keep up the great work! See More
Jamie Anderson
· October 27, 2017
We had a great time!! Great service and a very beautiful section of the river. Would go again, and recommend to everyone!
Tonia Danelle Walters
· August 19, 2017
Me and a bunch of ladies came out to the AOC today and had blast. The river was calm and everyone was extremely friendly. I told all my friends about it, and i will have to bring them out. We will def...initely be back and again. See More
Leanne Merrill
· July 15, 2017
My husband and I came to AOC today and kayaked, We absolutely enjoyed every single minute, from the time of checking in, from the time we left. (Even with the huge downpour) The employees were so fri...endly and just down to earth. So easy to talk to. We will definitely be back with our kids! Thank you guys for giving us a great day. We are still talking about how great everyone was today. � See More
Dustin Rogers
· August 16, 2017
Took my wife and kids on a day trip to Asheville today. Found Asheville Outdoor Center trying to find something fun for the whole family. Ben and his staff were friendly and helpful. We did a self gui...ded raft trip down the French Broad and had a blast. Beautiful scenery and easy access. We will be back! See More
Mary Elizabeth Dunbar
· May 28, 2017
We've visited several times over the past years & always have a great time! The staff are genuinely kind & very helpful & super nice! We had the pleasure of meeting Ben - the new owner & his lovely fi...ance Noel. They are both warm & friendly & really care to make everyone's experience an awesome one. Jessica is awesome to get you registered & set up for an excellent adventure!!! All the staff are very knowlwdgeable & helpful. There are lots of fun activities at the AOC besides just paddling. A very welcoming, happy & relaxing place to spend the day ! This will be a day well spent & happy memories to cherish with your family. See More
Bill Eubanks
· August 29, 2017
Awesome staff and a fun day on the water! I brought my own paddle and PFD but they have good gear and great kayaks (I have sit-ins at home but these sit on tops were great).
Summer Byrd
· October 23, 2017
Took our time being lazy on the river. Super fun. The staff was nice as hell. This wouldn't place wouldn't disappoint.
Jessica Eileen Pollitt
· July 10, 2017
Great experience! The staff at AOC is so awesome. You can tell they all love what they do. Extremely friendly and funny. They take care of everything for you. As for the float trip itself, very and pretty. Hard to believe you are in town! Great experience, highly recommended. See More
Jessica Robby Langston
· March 27, 2017
Nothing but smiling faces, adventure, relaxation, great guidance, and amazing service at the Asheville Outdoor Center. Ben Crowe (new owner of the AOC) is making Asheville a better place with his love... for the water and giving people extraordinary experiences. You won't regret spending your summer on the French Broad River with the Asheville Outdoor Center! :) See More
Chris Heffner
· June 12, 2017
The AOC is an awesome place to spend the day! The staff is very friendly & helpful! Beautiful scenery while on the river! Recommend this place to everyone! 1st
Time there & set won't be the last! Grea...t 7 mile & 2 1/2 trip on the river! See More
Deanna Myers Johnson
· May 28, 2017
Super cool place for hanging out before and after your trip. The Biltmore kayak trip was so peaceful and we barely had to paddle Lots of photo ops of the Biltmore via the river. Ben and all the staf...f were on point. See More
Rebecca Ellington Dore
· June 28, 2016
We went gem mining and the kids had a great time. I loved that it was not so touristy, and the kids actually had to work to find some gems. We have been to another place, where you could just pick out... the gems out of the bucket without even having to sift them in water. The kids loved sifting and finding their treasures in the dirt. It took longer than 5 minutes, so it was great. Here's what the kids had to say.
"I liked the teepee!"-"C" and "H" age 7
"I liked finding the shark teeth!"- "K" age 5
"I liked gem mining."- "E" age 9
Thanks Davewave for taking the time to show the kids your awesome teepee! They haven't stopped talking about it!
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LeeAnne Garvey
· July 24, 2017
Can't believe it took me so long to experience this !! All out wonderful time with fantastic staff !! Will absolutely return and recommend it to all.
Amber Soto
· August 6, 2017
We had our sons birthday there and it was a huge success!!! Everyone there was super friendly and accommodating!!!! Will definitely recommend this place to others!!!
Shannon Lee Pfaff
· November 12, 2017
Great time, excellent guides, Eve was wonderful.Supper entertaining for a 17 year old and her mother.
Check out the 7mile paddle through the Biltmore Estate on the French Broad time-lapsed video, 7 miles in less than 2 minutes! :)
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