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What we're all about.

The Best Tubing in Asheville

Starting from two super-convenient locations, our river routes can’t be beat. Tubing times vary with water level and weather conditions.  Please visit our Facebook Page for daily updates.   Southern route floating you past plenty of islands and places to picnic and swim. Our Midtown location floats you past some of Asheville’s finest breweries, the vibrant River Arts District and finishes upstream from the Bywater! You’ll be floating those routes in the cushiest, comfiest tubes to ever ride the river with their built-in back rests, closed bottoms and ability to hook together for groups and families. And finally, one of the greatest perks of tubing with us: coolers are welcome*! That’s right, bring a cooler full of your favorite beverages, and we’ll provide a comfy float for them too. *Up to 50-quart size. No glass, please.

A Brief History

Zen Tubing began its journey in Bent Creek in 2012 with long-time Asheville residents (and former owners of Huck Finn Rafting Company) Heath White and Jen Ditzler. Born and raised in Asheville, Heath has a lifelong experience enjoying the French Broad River, as well as other area rivers. Together Jen and Heath share a passion for Western North Carolina’s natural beauty, and their continued involvement with Riverlink, Western North Carolina Alliance and Asheville Greenworks is a testament to that. Now with the opening of their second location, it’s easier than ever for Asheville residents and tourists alike to enjoy the great French Broad River.

We Believe

We believe that the river is never wrong. We believe deadlines and meetings are for the birds. We believe in the free-floating adventure of the lazy French Broad River.

We believe this river gives each and every one of us an opportunity to tune in to the beauty of our natural resources. And that everyone should get to enjoy that opportunity in the most fun, comfortable way possible without breaking the bank. That’s why we offer Zen Tubing as Asheville’s affordable outdoor alternative.

We also believe in making every moment count on the river. So we’ve built an amazing, diverse staff of dedicated river lovers to make sure your experience is unforgettable as you flow toward a perma-grin paradise.

And with that in mind, we hope to see you soon. Cheers.