The Best River Trips in NC

Canoes, Kayaks & Tubes

Explore the historic and scenic New River on a relaxing and fun river adventure with Zaloo's Canoes.

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New River Trips

5-Star Reviews

Couple of friends crackin' a cold one on the Tubing float Wonderful tubing trip!

Took our family tubing here and it was amazing! Reasonable price and it took us about 2 1/2 hours to go down the river. Great views, very peaceful and relaxing. Worth it!

– TripAdvisor
Group on the shore of the New River Great day on the New River

Highly recommend Zaloo's. Second time we kayaked in a month with them. Easy to reserve and easy to get there. Fun for anyone. Will be back for sure.

– TripAdvisor
Couple takes a selfie on the New River Great time relaxing with family

We have been on this 5-mile trip several times. We usually come in July or early August. We have done both canoes and kayaks. We got the double kayaks this time and it was the most fun! Great outing for the kids with beautiful scenery.

– TripAdvisor
Leisurely reclining in a tube on the New River New River Kayaking

Perfect for novices and families. The river was smooth and clear with small rapids. Zaloos was wonderful!!! Friendly, prompt and professional. Easy van ride back to cars. Highly recommend this experience!!

– TripAdvisor
A gorgeous day on the New River in North Carolina Family adventure

This is a great way to get a little exercise and experience the great outdoors. They are very organized and friendly. We really enjoyed our canoe trip.

– TripAdvisor

About Us

Zaloo’s Canoes in Jefferson, NC offers the finest canoe, kayak, and tube trips. We specialize in New River canoe and kayak trips for families, friends, scout troops, and corporate groups on our favorite historic and scenic North Carolina river which is also an American Heritage River. Truly a great canoeing, kayaking, and tubing river for a child’s or beginner’s first river experience. We are the oldest and friendliest outfitter in the Jefferson area with 40 years of experience. We are open seven days a week for your canoeing, kayaking, and New River tubing adventure from April through mid-October. Reservations are highly recommended.