Guided Paddling Tours
Inquire about flatwater paddling and other whitewater river opportunities including river rescue instructional programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-579-0005.
Whitewater Rafting Trips
Pura Vida Adventures offers unique small group rafting experiences on class II, III, IV Rivers. Cost is $100 per person and includes transportation to and from your accomodations in Brevard or Asheville, lunch and a full day of rafting. Minnimum of 4 people, Trip size does not exceed 10ppl. Duckies/Inflatable kayaks can be provided for participants who want a higher level of adventure. We also recommend USA Raft for your rafting experiences.
Inflatable Kayak Trips on the Upper and Lower Green River
Whitewater Paddling from beginner to experienced
If you like whitewater (and who doesn’t?), the Upper Green is your trip!! With class II-IV rapids, this remote gorge provides you with the opportunity to paddle a narrow river with challenging rapids and scenic beauty.
This trip is for athletic participants or people who have previously paddled inflatable kayaks and are looking for a new river adventure. Spend the day on a truly scenic river void of roads and few other paddlers.
Escape the feeling of being part of the rafting herd and be one of the few inflatable kayak paddlers who can say they have paddled the Upper Green.
These trips are limited to six participants unless your group is larger and request a bigger trip.
The Lower Green river trip offers class II rapids and is great for beginners look for a whitewater experience. It is a seperate trip than the Upper Green providing great beaches and swimming opportunities on a river environment close yet tucked away from the roadside.
We provide all boats and equipment!
1-3 people $100/person 4 or more people $80 a person
Make it a picnic by the river!
Add lunch on the river to your trip for an additional $15 per person.
Already a hard boater?
If you own a kayak (hard boat) and are looking to challenge yourself on the Upper Green or French Broad River (Section 9) we provide guided kayak trips based on skills evaluation.
Additional information on the Upper Green River:
This trip takes you down the French Broad River as it bends and turns its way between Rosman and Brevard. Explore and learn about the “third oldest river in the world” and its unique geological makeup.
This trip is offered in both recreational kayaks and inflatable kayaks and offers opportunities to learn about the river’s history as you guide shows you through this waterway known well for the birds that make their home along it banks.
This trip will also provide some excitement as your guide assists you in avoiding minor river hazards that are not found along the lakes. Tandem boats are available.
Half Day 4 hrs (5 river miles)
1-2 people $150
Each additional person (up to 6) $50
Full Day 6-7 hrs (10 river miles)
1 person $200
Each additional person (up to 6) $50
Whitewater Kayaking Instruction
Want to learn how to whitewater kayak?
Pura Vida Adventures offers kayak instruction for beginner to intermediate paddlers. Whether your goal is to learn to do the eskimo roll or become a competent class three paddler let Pura Vida’s guides help you to reach those goals through our kayak instruction programs.
1-2 people total cost $175 1/2 day
This program focuses specifically on learning how to roll, but also teaches basic paddle strokes, wet exits, braces, and self rescue.
Beginner Whitewater Kayaking Program
1 person $325 each additional person up to 4 people $100 a person
Includes half day of whitewater kayak instruction on flatwater followed by a river trip on beginner whitewater up to class II.
Intermediate Kayak Classes
Continue to develop your skills and receive instruction while exploring the class II-III rivers that surround North Carolina.
1 person $325 each additional person up to 4 people $75 a person
We supply all gear and equipment, but allow you to use your personal gear upon inspection by our instructors.
ACA Swiftwater Rescue Course
Learn the essentials of River Rescue through our American Canoe Association Certified Swiftwater Water Rescue Instructors.
One and Two Day Programs available customized to meet your groups needs. Cost varies based upon participant numbers.
Inflatable Kayak, ducky, and kayak rental are available for $40 a day. An additional fee to rent pfd’s, paddles, and skirt applies for kayak rental. Ducky rental includes paddle and pump, but PFD rental is an additional $5 fee. We can not rent you a boat unless you show us a pfd you own or you rent a pfd from us.