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Blue Heron Whitewater

35 Little Pine Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-9512
+1 888-426-7238
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Fantastic day on the river !

I can’t say enough positive things ! We were in Asheville for 2 days and did the half day trip with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colleen P
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Tampa, Florida
via mobile
Awesome time

Sandy was a great river guide. Had a great time rafting through the river and enjoying the rapids... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Elizabeth D
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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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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35 Little Pine Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-9512
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say enough positive things ! We were in Asheville for 2 days and did the half day trip with lunch. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and I didn’t know what to expect since I haven’t been rafting. This company had the...More

Thank Colleen P
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well thank you for going down the river with us. We really appreciate it. Glad you had a good trip and hope to see you again soon. And thanks for writing a review. Doug will be happy to hear you a good time.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Sandy was a great river guide. Had a great time rafting through the river and enjoying the rapids and scenery. A must do adventure for anyone

Thank Elizabeth D
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for coming with us. Glad you had a good time and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

First, we were thrilled that Blue Heron offered trips on a day when the other outfits were closed. So, major kudos on that! It's obviously a well-run organization -- they're on-time, safety is important, communication is great, etc. I also appreciated how they offer last-minute...More

Thank JasonTarheel
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi and thanks for your feedback. Glad you had a good trip overall, and sorry you were somewhat disappointed with the guide in your raft. We feel like sharing the history of the area, the plants, the animals, the geology, the ideas and theories behind...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Today my husband and I did a half day whitewater trip with Jordan who proved to be a top notch guide. It was my 1st time and even though I was a little apprehensive, Jordan's expertise made me feel comfortable! I would highly recommend Blue...More

Thank Nancy M
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Great! Glad you had a good trip. The full day trip is even better. The more time on the river the better if you ask us. Thanks again for rafting with us and I'll pass your comments along to Jordan. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

6 women ages 64 and 65 rafted with Alexis on 28AUG2017. She was superb! We laughed, we paddled, and we had a grand time! We were all first time river rafters and Alexis (and the entire staff) did a great job. Would highly recommend! Thanks!

Thank mbonnie
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a group of 13 enjoy rafting and kayaking on the French Broad.  All loved it!  Four did the calm run which was very scenic and peaceful.  Our guide (so sorry, can't remember her name) was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and...More

Thank CRK60
Reviewed 19 August 2017

They went out of their way to add the six of us to their schedule and gave us a private guide and raft on the French Broad River. Fritz let us use, free of charge, a waterproof digital camera. When we returned she downloaded all...More

Thank kim r
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for writing a review and we're glad you had a good trip. The calm water stretch we do has some great and beautiful views. Hope you can join us again some time.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great experience riding a raft on a fun river. Blue Her on staff was fun, playful, knew their stuff and went out of their way to make this an enjoyable and entertaining experience. Will do this one again.

Thank Phillip H
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Great! Glad you had a good time on the river. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We found this to be a fantastic place for rafting on the French Broad. Our guide Sam was a lot of fun and was very knowledgeable. The facility was very clean, the staff very professional.

Thank Clark M
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for rafting with us. We really appreciate it. I will pass your comment on to Sam. It will make his day.

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome. Professional company. Great guide, Jordan. Quality apparel. Warm water, full day. Perfect for families, young or old.

Thank Doug L
BlueHeronWhitewater, Owner at Blue Heron Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for your comments. The warm water is a big plus for sure.

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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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