River Tubing Adventures

Lazy 2-3 hour tubing adventure down on the French Broad River

Cool off this summer with Headwaters Outfitters tubing adventure on the French Broad River as 1000’s of tubers have in the past:


“Mountain Style” 


Our lazy 2 – 3 hour tubing adventure down on the French Broad River will satisfy the entire family on a hot summers day.  Kids ages 4+ enjoy this time with family and friends on this beautiful river. The average water temperature of the French Broad River in the summer is 65 degrees and averages 6″ to 4′ deep. Perfect wouldn’t you say, AND you get to leave the work to us.

Our tubing adventures are very popular! We have limited space and accept reservations which we highly suggest. We also recommend that you come as early in the day as possible! When in the mountains, plan your water activities early in the day! We hope to see you, your family & friends on the river this summer.

We provide The tube – The lifejacket – The transportation!  How hassle free is that?

Tubing Trip Rates- $20.00 per person 

Tubing Trip Rates Include- 

  • Your tube
  • Your lifejacket
  • Transportation to and from the river
  • A riverside orientation

Headwaters Outfitters is a family based outfitter providing river trips on the French Broad River. We have a no alcohol policy as we are focused upon the enjoyment & safety of all our guests. 

Tubing Trip Rates Do Not Include

  • River attire – bathing suits
  • Appropriate Shoes must be worn. No flip flops or heel less shoes
  • Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses
  • Eyeglass safety straps
  • Change of dry clothes for after your tubing trip.  Leave in car

Tubing Trip Policies

  • Appropriate shoes must be worn – no flip flops or heel-less shoes
  • All participants must be able to swim and complete our release form
  • Those under 18 will need a parent or legal guardian signature
  • No alcohol or coolers on river save the party for off the river
  • Lifejackets required
  • Arrive 30 minutes before trip departure time
  • river_release_form  – Fill Out Ahead of Time to Save Time!


COVID-19 Updates
The current update as of April 1st, due to Governor's Order: Going forward until April 29th or further notice:
  • Our Retail Shop is CLOSED and:
    Offering ONLINE Shopping and Gift Cards
    Orders shipped out next business day
    For Call-in orders or order questions please EMAIL US.
  • The Forks of the River Taproom is CLOSED. 
    To-Go Beer orders available for pick-up Saturday 2-5pm. 
    Custom beer and wine orders available with prepayment
    orders can be placed via email or Facebook Messenger
    EMAIL HERE or Visit Us on FACEBOOK
  • Paddling Trips and Rentals
    We are postponing our opening day of paddling season until further notice
    All special events and guided paddling trips are postponed
    All shuttle services have been suspended
    Canoe and Kayak rentals suspended
  • Fishing Trips and Classes
    All Guide Trips and Classes are Postponed Through April 29th- For inquires please EMAIL

We appreciate your support and patience during this time. We will be available for questions, orders and reservations via phone and email. We will continue to provide updates when necessary. From our Headwaters Family to Yours, we send prayers that you and your loved ones stay safe.

The Whitmire Family