Asheville's Only Paddle Shop

Float Trips • Kayak Sales • Paddle Gear

Gear Rentals • Disc Golf Equipment

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Welcome to Asheville Adventure Rentals!

We are Asheville’s largest and only full service paddle shop. From recreational kayaks to whitewater boats, we have it all. We don’t stop there; we also have Asheville’s largest selection of disc golf, rentals, shuttles, and complete access to the French Broad River!
Come see what we’re all about!

(828) 505-7371

704 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801

Float Trips

Asheville Adventure Rentals is located at mile marker 72 of the French Broad River. We offer self-guided canoe, solo kayak, tandem kayak, tube, and stand-up paddleboard trips on the ancient French Broad River. Our urban float trips are great for families, groups, or individuals. They vary in length, flowing through several of Asheville’s major attractions, like the Biltmore Estate and the River Arts District. Trips are perfect for novice to experienced paddlers and take place on Class I rapids.

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Gear Rentals

We rent gear for recreational adventures, in addition to paddle sports. Our prices are affordable, so anyone can journey into the great outdoors.


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Paddle Shop

Stop by to see the latest in Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Sit On Tops. AAR is Asheville’s LARGEST paddle shop.  Stocking the best brands like Dagger, Pyranha, Wavesport and Perception kayaks. Bic and Glide SUPs as well as Mad River Canoe.  Accessories from Kokatat, Bomber Gear, NRS, AT paddles, Snap Dragon, Harmony and more.


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Disc Golf Equipment

We have Western North Carolina’s largest selection of disc golf equipment and carry all the best brands. Asheville Adventure Rentals is conveniently located at the base of Richmond Hill, so stop by on your way to play!


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Asheville Adventure Rentals is located at 704 Riverside Drive and on mile marker 72 of the French Broad River.

2 Days Left to Register for 2015 Zombie Float

We are less than a week away from the 2015 Zombie Float! Last year we were about 100 people shy of breaking the world record for people tubing linked together. This year the weather is warmer and the party is bigger! Registration is now open at for this family-friendly event bringing environmental non-profits, local businesses, and zombie-lovers together!

AAR – Best of WNC Winner!

The winners of MountainXPress’s Best of WNC were announced last week- with Asheville Adventure Rentals voted as the Best Paddle/Kayak/Rafting Equipment Company in Asheville, and second best in the whole region. Thank you so much to all of our wonderful fans, supporters, and to all who voted for us. In celebration we’ll be announcing a thank you sale soon! Check if out at...

AAR on WLOS- Low Water Doesn’t Stop the Fun

It’s been a dry summer here in Asheville, meaning the French Broad River is running a little lower than typical summertime flows. That doesn’t stop the fun at Asheville Adventure Rentals, you just get a little extra bonus time on the water! We have adjusted the put-in for our tubing trips so you are still on the water 2 to 2 and a half hours, but our River Arts District trip and Biltmore trip are taking longer than typical. We were recently quoted in a WLOS News piece saying the water is, “a bit low, but still [high] enough to kayak and tube and hang out on the river. ” There are some rocks starting to poke out of the water level, but not so much that you’ll run aground. It’s been hot here, a perfect excuse to take your time floating down the French Broad...

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Feel free to ask us any questions you have by filling out the contact form.  We’ll be happy to get back to you and assist in any way.

(828) 505-7371

704 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801

Business Hours:
Summer: Sun-Sat 10am-6pm
Winter: Sun 10am-2pm, Mon Closed, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm