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Hello all,
What an excellent little company this is. Beautiful facility, clean spacious bathrooms, caring funny and low key staff. We spent the afternoon there yesterday, August 2nd. We took out three duckies, one of which our ten year old used and two others were in the raft. Ian was our talented guide.  But honestly,every guide was terrific and engaged.  They behaved as if we were the first guests they ever had.  Amazing.  Patient!  I can imagine it is less than ideal to have newbies out in kayaks on the river, yet your guides are amazingly patient and encouraging. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Last but not least, the pictures you took were incredible! So glad we invested in that take home momento.
We will be back, God willing.

Why the Name: Blue Heron Whitewater

June 22, 2016

It's a fairly common question we get: How did you come up with "Blue Heron Whitewater"? It took us a while to settle on a name, and there was much consultation and many many meetings before we settled on Blue Heron Whitewater. There was one particularly memorable meeting that took place in a freezing cold motel room somewhere in Missouri.

Blue Heron on the French Broad RiverWe were on our way to paddle the Current River, a beautiful river and a fun paddle, by the way, and it was like, February. Very cold, and little did we know that the motel room only had a small wall heater, and it was a room big enough for like 3 or 4 beds. So we huddled around on the floor, wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags, throwing around ideas and discussing options. Don't remember if this is when someone came up with the name, but it was a memorable evening, and an icy, beautiful paddle on the Current.

We were looking for a name that somehow reflects how we felt about rivers in general, and the kind of trips we wanted to offer. Something that encompassed more then the thrill of running the rapids. Fun as that is, and it's very fun, there's more to being on a river then that to us, and we wanted to share that vision/philosophy of river running with the folks who went rafting with us.

We see Blue Herons often on the French Broad. They are a beautiful, majestic bird. They've been around a long time and have a wide range. We've seen them from Florida to the Pacific Northwest. From the Grand Canyon to the Galapagos. Even in the Amazon. They are an integral part of the river world and we want to share that legacy.

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