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Fine river provisioners since 1976

Canoes, Kayaks & Tubes

Explore the historic and scenic New River on an exciting and fun river adventure with Zaloo’s Canoes.

Jefferson, N.C.
Trips starting at $20
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Mon - Sun / 8 am to 7 pm; Last launch at 4:00 pm
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Zaloo’s Offers the Best Canoe, Kayak & Tube Trips in N.C.

Situated on the New River in Jefferson, NC, Zaloo’s offers the finest canoe, kayak, and tube trips in the area. The New River is a great canoeing, kayaking, and tubing river for a child’s or beginner’s first river experience — pets love it too! With its gentle flow and beautiful surroundings, the New River is sure to wow and stun the whole family and provide a priceless set of unforgettable memories. We are open seven days a week for your canoeing, kayaking, and New River tubing adventure needs from early April through late fall.

 

Starting at $55

Canoeing

From 5 miles to 3 three days, we offer the best canoe trips in the North Carolina mountains. Explore the New River in a canoe from Zaloo’s.

Starting at $35

Kayaking

Go it alone in one of our top-of-the-line sit-on-top kayaks or team up with an adventure buddy in a tandem kayak for two.

Starting at $20

Tubing

Sit back and relax as you tube down one of the most scenic and gentle stretches of the New River that North Carolina has to offer.

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Our Reviews

Always love to go to Zaloo's canoes at least once a season. Took the 3-4 hour float trip yesterday. Actually took about 5 hours. Parents need to remember when taki g their children on this trip to bring food and plenty of water.read more
Dawn Reese
Dawn Reese
14:55 14 Jul 19
It was so much fun! The water was 73 degrees and crystal clear. It was nice to take a nice lazy tube trip down the river. The staff were very friendly. I...read more
Tracey G.
Tracey G.
13:52 15 Jul 18
Great place to go to enjoy the water. Keeping up with water levels tell you how fast you will go 🚣‍♀️
Trump 2020
Trump 2020
11:53 06 Jul 19
Such a great time. When you check in, they have you sign a waiver for the van, and explain what the process is, and fit any young kids for life jackets....read more
Alexandra W.
Alexandra W.
07:09 09 Jul 18
My sons and husband did the tubing and thoroughly enjoyed it! The tubes are not open on the bottom so your rear end does not get wet. Very relaxing leisurely float. Was supposed to be 2.5 hours but they finished in 1.5 hours. Next time gonna try the kayaking!read more
Cathryn Heigl
Cathryn Heigl
00:14 30 Jun 19
Great staff and great time! The whole experience was top notch. I did the 2.5 hour tube float w my wife.. relaxing and well worth it.
Anthony R.
Anthony R.
11:09 02 Jul 18
Amazing staff and an Amazing experience. The staff checked on us multiple times and were very helpful. We damaged a boat but they were very kind about it. They also took special care of the kids who fell in the water. I would definitely recommend this and I will be going back!read more
Virginia Overbay
Virginia Overbay
23:03 17 May 19
We were first timers at both Zaloo's and at canoeing yesterday but we had a great day on the 5-mile trip! I called the day before to make a reservation....read more
Julie B.
Julie B.
14:47 22 Jun 15
Wonderful experience! We had a great time and the employees were awesome! We did the 5 mile run...but because the water was a little faster than usual, we were done in an hour and a half. (suppose to take 2-3 hrs) The river had some fun little rapids and swift water in spots, which made it fun! We will definitely be back! (We'll just make sure we sign up for the 10 mile run)read more
Lori Biggers
Lori Biggers
23:09 29 Sep 18
I trekked up here with a huge group of coworkers and their families in order to do the 5-mile float down the river. They all rented canoes and kayaks from...read more
Jonathan U.
Jonathan U.
03:00 30 Jun 12
This was our first time tubing and it was a great experience! My 2 kids (ages 4&5) loved it. staff was super friendly and answered all our questions. This was such a fun activity, we will definitely be back again!!read more
Erin Burns
Erin Burns
12:13 06 Aug 18
The water was clear and clean. Plenty of places to stop and play on rocks or on the banks of the river. They did a great job being ready when we were there to pick up our kayaks as well as picking us up. I wish there we're better landmarks to let us know how far up the river we had gone and how much more time until our final destination. We did the 10 miles tour which took us just over 5 hours with plenty of stops.read more
Peter Henderson
Peter Henderson
14:19 16 Jul 18
Always fun with the family the ten Mile canoe trip is where it's at take plenty of sunscreen and try to go when the water is up for minimal dragging on the rocks. Also I'm clear on this now but it wasn't made clear to me that I had the option to hang out and play longer because they pick up every hour so I was pretty upset we paddled down river and stopped for a quick lunch but had to paddle fast to get to our 2:30 pickup on our 10am trip I would have stayed a little longer till 330 or 430 had I know so the kids could enjoy the water. Just something that should be made clearer when you about to head out onto the water ?read more
David Benge
David Benge
12:18 06 Jul 18
We have been here twice and it was a fun experience both times. It is a self guided river tubing after being dropped off. It is a leisure float down the river. If you do a straight through it is about 2 hours. If bring lunch and stop @ one of the spots on the side of the river it may take 2.5-3 hours. This summer 2019, we went Kayaking and it was also super fun. You drop in @ Zaloo's and they pick you up @ the New River state park. This is on the South Fork of the New River in Ashe County, NC. Well worth the visit.read more
Brian Wray
Brian Wray
12:53 07 Jul 19
This is a great section of the New River to kayak (too slow for tubing). Fun thing to do when you have guests visiting from out of town.
Carey Gregory
Carey Gregory
02:43 03 Jul 19
Absolutely awesome experience! All of us adults and kids had so much fun! We took 5 mile route and it was sooo cool! Next time will do the 10 mile one!read more
Anna Petrenko
Anna Petrenko
01:51 30 May 19
We have been here twice and it was a fun experience both times. It is a self guided river tubing after being dropped off. It is a leisure float down the river. If you do a straight through it is about 2 hours. If bring lunch and stop @ one of the spots on the side of the river it may take 2.5-3 hours. This is on the South Fork of the New River in Ashe County, NC. Well worth the visit. We plan to do a canoe or kayak this summer.read more
Brian Wray
Brian Wray
04:34 05 Apr 19
Really enjoyed my time on the new river. Zaloo's made the trip easy to plan and easy to enjoy. Time spent with the family was priceless. One moment in time made a lifetime memory. Thanks Zaloo's for making it easy.read more
mike reitzel
mike reitzel
01:32 20 Aug 18
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3874 NC Hwy 16 S. Jefferson, N.C. 28640
(800) 535-4027
info@zaloos.com