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Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours

159 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-3136
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US$80.00*
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Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Asheville
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US$95.00*
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Half-Day Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour through Biltmore Estate
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US$300.00*
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Private Paddleboard Raft on the French Broad River from Asheville
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Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours offers private, guided standup paddleboard tours of the French Broad River in Asheville, as well as Asheville's lowest prices on standup paddleboard rentals. Choose from paddling through the Biltmore Estate or the downtown River Arts District, and we even offer a 6-person board that's Asheville's best family adventure!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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159 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-3136
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the second time I’ve paddled with Wai Mauna! I live in Asheville and this is my favorite way to enjoy the French Broad. I talked my dad, step-mom, and brother (he and I are not teens, but both close to 30) in to...More

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Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Louic3y, we REALLY appreciate your leaving review and we love helping locals get out on the river. You're spot on that the boards are wide and stable, and we tell people if that they can stand up on land then they can stand up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went on a guided mid morning 4 mile paddle yesterday. It was a great experience! The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The river is calm and easy to paddle and scenery was beautiful. I definitely recommend this experience and we...More

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Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review and glad you enjoyed the 4-mile stretch of river. Our guides are constantly educating themselves on the area to provide engaging tours, and we really appreciate your coming out and spending a day on the water...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I booked a guided tour for my parents while they were visiting. It was incredibly easy and affordable to set this up for them. The employees were really helpful, informative and made other great recommendations for things to do in the area. Highly recommend this...More

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Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review and glad we could get your parents out on the water!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This isn’t Tom Sawyer lazy float down the river kind of sport, so don’t come expecting that. This is an upper core engaged workout, depending on how fast the river is moving. But it’s definitely not a passive activity. The river is beautiful and the...More

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Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Definitely fill up on shrimp and grits tacos and sangria, but yes, maybe wait until AFTER the paddle. Ha. Thanks so much for taking the time to review, and glad to hear that you got a great workout and enjoyed your time on the water....More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

They went at our pace, pointed out interesting sites, and were more than friendly. when I ran out of water the female guide we had ran a mile to get me some. Really a fun trip for anyone!More

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Kyle E, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review and we're STILL so glad that it all worked out and we were able to get you more water! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and hope you've had a great...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Wai Mauna Asheville SUP is a great company! We booked a 4 mile self-guided tour of the French Broad River - we wanted to try a sunset paddle, and this is the ONLY company that has this option. Everything was taken care of! We were...More

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KyleFromMaui, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thanks so much for joining us on the river and for taking the time to review! We love being out on the water during sunset, and are curious ourselves why we're the only ones who offer this option in Asheville. Early mornings and early evenings...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I absolutely loved our seven mile float down the french broad in Asheville. Travel by SUP allows you to exercise and explore if you want or sit down and relax if that's what you need. The few class 1 rapids were easy and fun to...More

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KyleFromMaui, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Sarah, Awesome to hear that you love your paddle so much and we agree that it's beautiful this time of year. Paddleboards are the perfect craft for getting out and experiencing the river at your own pace, and we sincerely appreciate your wanting to...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Tom was so friendly and shared so much info with us about the area. The equipment is in great shape and the river was gorgeous!More

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KyleFromMaui, Owner at Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Awesome to hear that Tom took care of you and showed you a great time on the river. We like to think we have the nicest, newest, and most modern gear in Asheville, and we're all about educating our guests about Asheville when they come...More

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Pae8788
15 May 2018|
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Response from Kyle E | Property representative |
Thanks for the question and yes, you're welcome to bring your our board. For guided tours the price is still the same, and we recommend using one of the 4-inch rubber fins that we provide as opposed to a 7 or 9 inch skeg... More
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Diamonds89
17 March 2017|
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Hi Diamonds 8, Thanks for reaching out, and yes, it's definitely warm enough to do this in April! Because of the warm weather we actually have our first tour going out this Thursday and are opening a little bit earlier... More
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Bernard H
28 September 2016|
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Hi Bernard, Minimum age is 10 years old. The river is beautiful in October!
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