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Guided River Paddling 101 on the French Broad River

Guided River Paddling 101 on the French Broad River

Our Guided River Paddling 101 is a great day of instruction on the French Broad River to learn the skills and safety practices for beginner paddlers. All water is Class I Moving Water, with Class I rapids. Headwaters Outfitters will be hosting 2 dates of our Guided River Paddling 101 Introduction Courses. The focus is to promote paddling skills and safety practices for beginner paddlers. This event is $60 to the public with reservations, packed lunch included in price. Spaces are limited. Our knowledgeable Paddling Guides will go over entry level strokes for canoeing, kayaking, and Stand Up Paddling Boarding; along with safety tips, how to utilize your PFD’s, and more. This is a great chance to work in a small group and meet other paddlers in the area. ($60 Per Person) Registration required on Eventbrite.com 2 Person Canoes, 2 Person Kayaks, and Single Kayaks available. This class includes 1 Hour Skills and Safety Instruction, with an 3 Hour/8 Mile Guided Paddle on the French Broad River. Packed Lunch from Blue Ridge Bakery... Read More
Guided River Paddling 101 on the French Broad River

Guided River Paddling 101 on the French Broad River

Our Guided River Paddling 101 is a great day of instruction on the French Broad River to learn the skills and safety practices for beginner paddlers. All water is Class I Moving Water, with Class I rapids. Headwaters Outfitters will be hosting 2 dates of our Guided River Paddling 101 Introduction Courses. The focus is to promote paddling skills and safety practices for beginner paddlers. This event is $60 to the public with reservations, packed lunch included in price. Spaces are limited. Our knowledgeable Paddling Guides will go over entry level strokes for canoeing, kayaking, and Stand Up Paddling Boarding; along with safety tips, how to utilize your PFD’s, and more. This is a great chance to work in a small group and meet other paddlers in the area. ($60 Per Person) Registration required on Eventbrite.com 2 Person Canoes, 2 Person Kayaks, and Single Kayaks available. This class includes 1 Hour Skills and Safety Instruction, with an 3 Hour/8 Mile Guided Paddle on the French Broad River. Packed Lunch from Blue Ridge Bakery... Read More
Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

On select Fridays in May and September, we offer our most popular guided paddling trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a series of guided evening paddling trips that balance nature observation with the quiet relaxation of an river outing. Guest must arrive by 3:30pm to check in; each trip departs by 4 p.m. from Headwaters Outfitters and returns just after dusk. It is a good idea to bring water and snacks. We paddle 8 miles, plan to be on the river approximately 3 hours. The trip fee includes your boat, life-jacket, paddle, river shuttle, and river guide. Prior paddling experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required and are secured with a 50% deposit. The cost is $60 per... Read More
Cruise Then Booze with Oskar Blues Brewery

Cruise Then Booze with Oskar Blues Brewery

CRUISE THEN BOOZE $35.00 Per Person/Reservations Required! EVERY FRIDAY EVENING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. START YOUR SUMMER EVENING OFF RIGHT WITH A 2 HOUR PADDLE TRIP DOWN THE FRENCH BROAD AND END AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY FOR A COLD CRAFT BEER (Drinks Not Included In Cost). HEADWATERS OUTFITTERS WILL MEET YOU AT OSKAR BLUES BREWERY AT 4:30 PM WITH BOATS, LIFE-JACKETS, AND PADDLES. A QUICK 2 MINUTE SHUTTLE TO PISGAH FOREST ACCESS WILL PUT YOU AT THE LAUNCH SITE OF YOUR PADDLE TRIP. END YOUR PADDLE AT THE PENROSE BOATING ACCESS. THE SHUTTLE (APPROXIMATE 10 MIN.) WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO OSKAR BLUES AND THE TAPROOM IS OPEN TILL 10:00 PM. ENJOY GREAT BEER AND LIVE MUSIC (on select evenings)……..PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY! COST- $35.00 PER PERSON **GUEST DO NOT HAVE TO BE 21 TO PADDLE** **DRINKS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN... Read More
Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

On select Fridays in May and September, we offer our most popular guided paddling trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a series of guided evening paddling trips that balance nature observation with the quiet relaxation of an river outing. Guest must arrive by 3:30pm to check in; each trip departs by 4 p.m. from Headwaters Outfitters and returns just after dusk. It is a good idea to bring water and snacks. We paddle 8 miles, plan to be on the river approximately 3 hours. The trip fee includes your boat, life-jacket, paddle, river shuttle, and river guide. Prior paddling experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required and are secured with a 50% deposit. The cost is $60 per... Read More
Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

On select Fridays in May and September, we offer our most popular guided paddling trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a series of guided evening paddling trips that balance nature observation with the quiet relaxation of an river outing. Guest must arrive by 3:30pm to check in; each trip departs by 4 p.m. from Headwaters Outfitters and returns just after dusk. It is a good idea to bring water and snacks. We paddle 8 miles, plan to be on the river approximately 3 hours. The trip fee includes your boat, life-jacket, paddle, river shuttle, and river guide. Prior paddling experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required and are secured with a 50% deposit. The cost is $60 per... Read More
Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

On select Fridays in May and September, we offer our most popular guided paddling trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a series of guided evening paddling trips that balance nature observation with the quiet relaxation of an river outing. Guest must arrive by 3:30pm to check in; each trip departs by 4 p.m. from Headwaters Outfitters and returns just after dusk. It is a good idea to bring water and snacks. We paddle 8 miles, plan to be on the river approximately 3 hours. The trip fee includes your boat, life-jacket, paddle, river shuttle, and river guide. Prior paddling experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required and are secured with a 50% deposit. The cost is $60 per... Read More
Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

On select Fridays in May and September, we offer our most popular guided paddling trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a series of guided evening paddling trips that balance nature observation with the quiet relaxation of an river outing. Guest must arrive by 3:30pm to check in; each trip departs by 4 p.m. from Headwaters Outfitters and returns just after dusk. It is a good idea to bring water and snacks. We paddle 8 miles, plan to be on the river approximately 3 hours. The trip fee includes your boat, life-jacket, paddle, river shuttle, and river guide. Prior paddling experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required and are secured with a 50% deposit. The cost is $60 per... Read More
Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

On select Fridays in May and September, we offer our most popular guided paddling trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a series of guided evening paddling trips that balance nature observation with the quiet relaxation of an river outing. Guest must arrive by 3:30pm to check in; each trip departs by 4 p.m. from Headwaters Outfitters and returns just after dusk. It is a good idea to bring water and snacks. We paddle 8 miles, plan to be on the river approximately 3 hours. The trip fee includes your boat, life-jacket, paddle, river shuttle, and river guide. Prior paddling experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required and are secured with a 50% deposit. The cost is $60 per... Read More
Signs of Spring Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Signs of Spring Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Join Headwaters Outfitters on select Saturdays: April-June, for their Signs of Spring Guided Paddle This guided canoe or kayak trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning outing on the French Broad River. Departing by 10 a.m. (you must arrive by 9:15 a.m.) from Headwaters Outfitters shop, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop. Prior canoeing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required. $60.00 per person: Canoes, Single Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks... Read More
Signs of Spring Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Signs of Spring Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Join Headwaters Outfitters on select Saturdays: April-June, for their Signs of Spring Guided Paddle This guided canoe or kayak trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning outing on the French Broad River. Departing by 10 a.m. (you must arrive by 9:15 a.m.) from Headwaters Outfitters shop, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop. Prior canoeing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required. $60.00 per person: Canoes, Single Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks... Read More
Signs of Spring Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Signs of Spring Guided Paddle on the French Broad River

Join Headwaters Outfitters on select Saturdays: April-June, for their Signs of Spring Guided Paddle This guided canoe or kayak trip balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a morning outing on the French Broad River. Departing by 10 a.m. (you must arrive by 9:15 a.m.) from Headwaters Outfitters shop, each canoe trip includes all paddling gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are available for sale at the shop. Prior canoeing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required. $60.00 per person: Canoes, Single Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks... Read More