Self Guided Canoe & Kayak Trips


From our River Shop begins the French Broad Rivers long journey to the sea and we get to provide river excursions, canoeing and kayaking river trips on the first 20 miles and have been for over 23 years! Thousands of paddlers have explored this peaceful section of the French Broad from which we operate. It is a perfect river trip for first time paddlers yet the outstanding scenery beacons seasoned paddlers as well.

You, your family and friends will encounter a lively, yet gentle current with fast-moving shoals and sharp river bends along the way, all part of a natural river environment. This makes this section of the French Broad River a great trip for beginning paddlers and children, or anyone seeking a relaxing river trip. These self-guided Canoeing and Kayaking River Trips are offered daily April – October and you can choose your take-out from a 3 , 4, or 7 hour river trip by canoe or kayak.

Pricing and Options for Self Guided Canoe and Kayak Trips 

Hannah Ford River Adventure- 8 miles/3 hours- $40.00 per person 

Island Ford River Adventure- 10 miles/4 hours- $45.00 per person

Hap Simpson River Adventure- 20 miles/ 7 hours- $70.00 per person

3rd Person in Middle of Canoe- 10 & Under- $20.00/ 11 & over- $30.00