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.

New Takeout Complete

If you’ve come to Asheville Adventure Rentals in the last month or so, you may have noticed our takeout has had a huge overhaul (with thanks to GreenWorks and Riverlink). This past weekend the final touches were added- a beautiful railing! We love the color and...

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...

New Bywater Summer Shuttle

As parking is limited at our next door neighbor, the Bywater, and police are cracking down on street parking, we are starting a shuttle service to help folks get back to their vehicles until the end of August. This is a great way to only use one car for your tubing...

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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