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Guided River Snorkeling Adventures

"Drift Away From The Mainstream!"
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All gear is included in the price (5mm neoprene wetsuit, snorkel, mask, 5mm gloves, hood, and vest).

We also offer new and used masks and snorkels for purchase.

Oxbow River Snorkeling is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Although biologists have used river snorkeling as a research tool for quite some time, it is quickly becoming a favorite activity for adventurers and explorers. Oxbow River Snorkeling is the first company to focus on guided river snorkeling in the United States. Our mission is to provide a full-scale river snorkeling adventure, while our customers create lasting memories of our ancient watershed. We have designed several tours along the upper French Broad River and its tributaries. You will see examples of different types of aquatic communities and each adventure is packed full of potential surprises around every bend! Come join us as we venture below the surface of some of the oldest rivers in the world and remember to bring your waterproof camera or GoPro! ​

Our snorkeling trips are designed for ages 10 & up. However, wetsuit size will determine whether a child can participate. The smallest Youth size wetsuit we carry is a size 10.

Guided
Snorkeling Adventures

Group Adventure

$315 (1 to 3 people) 
$105 (each additional person)

Private Adenture

$525 (up to 5 people)

Contact us for Larger Groups

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Guided Hellbender
Snorkeling Adventures

Group Adventure
​$345 (1 to 3 people) 
$115 (each additional person)

Private Adenture
$550 (up to 5 people)

Contact us for Larger Groups

Our 2024 Hellbender Breeding Season Snorkeling Tours will be August 24 - September 14

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Full Day Guided
Canoe Snorkel Trip

Group Adventure
​$600 (1 to 3 people) 
$125 (each additional person)

Private Adenture
$850 (up to 5 people)

Contact us for Larger Groups

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Included:

  • Wetsuit (5mm thick)

  • Gloves (5mm thick)

  • Mask

  • Hood and Vest (5mm & 3mm thick)

  • Backpack and drybag (Guide will carry your keys, any medications you need, & a first aid kit) ​

  • A knowledgeable guide for you and your group. Our guides have a passion for Teaching about the Riverine Environment and the Lifeforms that Inhabit them.

  • Canoe, Paddle, PFD

NOT Included:

  • Snorkel (feel free to purchase one from us or bring your own)

  • Thick Socks (wool, smartwool, or something thick) - There are several stores nearby that sell thick socks)

  • Food and Drinks (Participants usually wait until after the snorkeling trip for food and drinks)

  • Gratuity for Guides - Our guides are highly trained and knowledgeable. They work hard to make your adventure special.

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