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BEST RAFTING IN BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA & ELIZABETHTON, TENNESSEE
If you are rafting on the Watauga River you will be coming to Elizabethton, TN. All Boone and Banner Elk North Carolina Outfitters raft here in Carter County TN.
All the outfitters start at the same location (Wilbur Dam) but the take out location is different for each one.
Customers meet at our shop 1409 Broad Street, 37643 where you can purchase tee shirts, water shoes, sunglasses, etc., also you will sign a liability wavier, get fitted for a PFD (life jacket), and receive a safety talk at our deck. After you have all your gear you will load up in our vehicle and be driven to the put in which is approximately 10 minutes away. We will unload the rafts and start down Watauga River starting at Wilbur Dam, we will paddle class I & II whitewater along the way and make a short stop at our other river property where you can tree swing or slide in the water, or sit and streach your legs while enjoying a snack and water for a few minutes. Then we paddle the final 1.5 miles back to our shop where you parked your car is where we finish the Classic Rafting Trip.
Watauga Kayak takes out at our shop which is 6 miles below Wilbur Dam, others will take out earlier.
All rafting trips from the Dam to our Shop is approximately 2.0 -2.5 hours no matter who you raft with.
The extra time if you book 1/2 day adventures from other outfitters is lunch and travel time from North Carolina.
Watauga River is a class I & II whitewater river great for families and first timers, even the youngest can raft on Watauga River.
Watauga Kayak is the hometown outfitter, locally owned and operated since 1998 where the owner is always on site.
Watauga Kayak offers several Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Funyaking, and Tubing Trips which are all GUIDED by a professionally trained guide.
All our guided are certified in CPR/First Aid, and train longer than any outfitter on Watauga River. Come and play on the water with us!
We offer trips starting at $30.00 for a guided river tubing, and $59 Adult and $49 Child for the Guided Classic Rafting Trip,
Don't forget our price includes everything what you see is what you pay.
Drive to us and save money and time we are just 6 miles less than 10 minutes driving to the put in at Wilbur Dam.
Currently we are offering a Summer SPECIAL $10/0ff per person on the Classic Upper Rafting Trip - our most popular.
We also give you free pictures, a snack, water, and the use of a great tree swing and slide for you to have fun at our break area.
DON'T LET OUR LOW PRICE FOOL YOU, AT WATAUGA KAYAK YOU WILL ALWAYS GET MORE THAN YOU PAY FOR!
Watauga Kayak is located 6 miles below Wilbur Dam,
Our shop is also on the river at 1409 Broad St. where we take out is where you park.
I like to say if my family can do it, I bet your family can too.
We would love for you to visit and see for yourself the Watauga Kayak difference.
CELEBRATING 24 YEARS IN 2022
Watauga Kayak is the Only locally Owned and Operated Outfitter on Watauga River.
The First Outfitter on The Banks of Watauga River to Have A Full Service Facility.
Best rafting prices on Watauga River don't be fooled with specials from other outfitters...
We have the best prices and the longest rides year round without gimmicks.
One of the Best Rafting Trips in Boone, NC & East Tennessee is Watauga Kayak your Hometown Outfitter
Guided Rafting, and Kayaking
Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, NC
TN WHITEWATER RAFTING
Families, Kids, Young at Heart, and Groups
We offer several White water rafting trips that's designed for all ages. Rafting Adventures are available year round depending on TVA generation schedule. Watauga River a class I & II+ whitewater river is the closest rafting to Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock NC, Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport TN. This is a great rafting expedition river rafting is fun for all especially children. We are minutes from Banner Elk NC, rafting on Watauga is a great way to beat the summer heat. North Carolina Rafting at it's best just minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway
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Closest whitewater rafting to Boone/Banner Elk NC why ride a bus from Banner Elk, Boone, Blowing Rock, North Carolina for an hour since you are coming to Raft in Elizabethton, TN drive and save money and time you-will not-regret-it.
Let us take care of you and your small children, we will give your kids a Fun Rafting Adventure to remember. We can customize all of our rafting trip to meet a worried mothers approval. We can avoid the larger river rapids or hit them for a bigger splash. If your child is a little apprehensive we can take our time to make their raft trip fun and free from fear. Tennessee White Water Rafting with trained guides certified in CPR/First Aid is in each raft. River rafting in Tennessee and rafting in North Carolina is fun for the entire family. Kids love the high country & low country rafting with no long bus rides. Looking for Blowing Rock NC things to do, Boone things to do we are close to your location. The Tri-Cities closest rafting company on Watauga River. Come and play on the water with us. We have a private tree swing and slide so the kids and young at heart can swim and play during our snack time. A waterproof camera is also provided to one family member in each raft so you can take pictures and your guide can also take pictures of you. This is the safest rafting for your group. This is a great way to introduct your children to whitewater rafting, and If you like a little less risk this is the trip for you.
GUIDED RIVER TUBING TWO TRIPS OPTIONS
Low water or high this is a great trip for adults and children wanting a little more excitement tubing down a river. Lazy in some spots and easy rapids in a few places. You will view the beautiful mountain scenery, wildlife, and wildflowers along the river. We Float in a large tube with little fear of falling in this is a relaxing & exciting experience to enjoy the beauty of Watauga River. We have a great river sightseeing trip for you with a trained guide on every trip. Plan an adventure you will be talking about for months. Many wild flowers, and aquatic foliage to see. Things to do around Boone nothing like a fun guided river tube trip. Mountain and river adventures you're never to old to experience the outdoors. High Country rafting adventures just float down the river to enjoy the incredible scenery. . A wonderful outdoor adventure designed to meet your needs. The EXTREME river tubing trip is longer and may be high or low water with more intense class I & II rapids. This trip starts at Wilbur Dam an ends below Siam bridge 3 miles of fun and fellowship. Children must be 12 years old or older to participate in the extreme tubing. We also provide snacks and water on the Extreme Guided River Tubing Trip. All trips must be booked online.
Two beautiful lakes Watauga and Wilbur to paddle depending upon your paddling needs and desires. Let Watauga Kayak guide you around every corner to see the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and wildflowers, hidden waterfall, beaver lodge, and many unexpected treats. A wonderful kayaking experience Watauga Lake TN is in the top ten cleanest lakes in the country.
These trips are limited during early spring and late fall.
White Water Kayaking or River kayaking we have several guided river kayak trips on Watauga River for your kayaking needs. Whitewater Kayaking In North Carolina Experience river kayaking introduction to paddling no experience necessary we paddle in Tennessee, NC, and VA. We have trips for people with no experience, and other trips that will be great for the thrill seeker. We have the best Whitewater Kayaking In Tennessee and North Carolina . The river may be Low water or high water we have a kayak adventure for you.
(Inflatable Guided Kayak Trips)
This is for more active people that want to get wet and play in the river. Paddling experience is recommend but not required first timers can learn how to paddle on the River Challenge trip with a guide next to them. Advance reservations are required on all kayaking and funyaking trips. Come play on the water with Watauga Kayak providing a trained river guide using top of the line equipment for your whitewater experience. Kayaking and funyaking at it's best.
WATAUGA KAYAK HAS MANY GUIDED TOURS
DESIGNED AROUND YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES!
WATAUGA KAYAK NO LONGER RENT KAYAKS, OR FUNYAKS
We offer GUIDED Kayak and Funyak Trips.
Safety is our Number one priority having fun is our next.
River rafting aka Whitewater rafting is a fun and exciting way to spend the day with friends and family. We are all about rafting trying to make your experience a day to remember. Our white water adventures, river rafting, river float trip gives you the best of what Watauga River offers. White water rafting in NC, Whitewater Rafting In TN we are located near you. Many trips are available for your interest and ability. Lake kayaking, River kayaking, River Tubing, and White Water River Rafting is our business and we want you to have the best time on Watauga River so you will come back year after year. A great outdoor adventure Whitewater Rafting In Tennessee for all family members with Watauga Kayak. Rafting the anaconda on beautiful River Watauga is a summer time must. You will hear customers laughing and yelling wahoos coming down the Watauga River. If you are camping near Boone NC, Blowing Rock NC, or Bristol Virginia rafting. kayaking, and tubing are close by. Whitewater rafting Bristol , Southwest Virginia, Southwest Kentucky, Western North Carolina, Northeast Tennessee where we have many race fans to visit us each year for a fun outdoor rafting adventure. NC white water rafting is on Watauga River a class I & II+ white water river in Tennessee.