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TRIP SCHEDULE TIMES        

MONDAY - FRIDAY         

1:00 pm,  2:00 pm,  3:00 pm,  4:00 pm

SATURDAYS 

12:00 pm,  1:00 pm,  2:00 pm, 3:00 pm,  4:00 pm

TVA starts water release at 1:00 pm Monday -Friday & Saturdays at noon 

May 25 - Sept 3, 2024

RAFTING TRIPS START AT $59/ADULT CASH  - $49/CHILD CASH

 DUAL PRICING 3.5% CREDIT CARD - DEBIT CARD  at our shop

 (This included everything)

NO DUAL PRICING ONLINE BOOKING

If you are booking a rafting trip in Boone & Banner Elk NC -

You will be coming to Raft in Elizabethton TN

We are located on Watauga River in Elizabethton, TN

SINCE 1998  LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED RAFTING OUTFITTER

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This is my family

I know if my family can do it, I bet your family can too!

My mom and grandmother
My mother 74, and grandmother 95
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Emma Lou at 2
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Max at 5 and all my family
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My grandmother 95, Sister with snow 6mth.
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Wanda & Greg
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Grace 20, Emma Lou 19
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Kim and Jack
Night lights
Grace, Jake, Mason, Noah, Emma, Tony,
White Water Rafting near Boone, Banner Elk, North Carolina. 
A great place to have fun with the family

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WATAUGA KAYAK TOURS & OUTFITTERS LLC.,  AKA WATAUGA KAYAK

We are approximately (60) minutes from Abingdon VA, Gate City VA, Boone NC, Greenville TN,  (45) minutes from Kingsport, Mountain City, Banner Elk, Spruce Pine,  (30) minutes from Jonesborough, Gray, (20) minutes from Bristol, Bluff City, Johnson City, Butler.  

Water Rafting in Northeast Tennessee 

Watauga Kayak River Rafting your Hometown Reliable Outfitter

SEE THE WATAUGA KAYAK DIFFERENCE:  SERVICE IS EVERYTHING

Our trips are customizable  Same Price:
White water rafting in Elizabethton TN, and near Boone and Banner Elk NC has never been so customizable. If you prefer to be a guided solo raft we can do that instead of being in a larger group of rafts. 

 Also if you prefer to site see more than hitting the waves or

If you would rather finish the trip faster we can also do that.


We can also be a bit more adventurous if you would like to do that!


Guided White Water Rafting, Extreme River Tubing, and Kayaking on the Beautiful Watauga River near Boone NC, and Asheville is a great place for families.

Let us know in advance so we can make the arrangements. 

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Book your next rafting adventure with Watauga Kayak

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Guided white water Rafting, Kayaking, and Extreme River Tubing. 

Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, NC  

TN WHITEWATER RAFTING

Families, Kids, Young at Heart, and Groups

Guided Rafting with Kids

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 trips to meet a worried mother's 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. 

Guided Whitewater Rafting

We offer several White water rafting trips that are designed for all ages.  Rafting on Watauga River trips is available year-round depending on the 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, and Kingsport TN.  This is a great family rafting expedition river rafting is fun for all especially children. 

 

GUIDED EXTREME RIVER TUBING

High water this is a great trip for adults and children wanting a little more excitement tubing down a river.  Slow in some spots and exciting rapids to get wet in others this is for more active water lovers and thrill seekers. 

This is not your grandma's tube trip. We are near Banner Elk, and Boone NC try tubing on the Watauga River.  We paddle in a large tube with little fear of falling in this is a fun and exciting experience to enjoy the beauty of Watauga River.

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Rafting has never been so close to Johnson City, TN, Boone, and  Banner Elk, NC., which is just minutes away.

Instead of driving for an hour in a bus, just drive to Elizabethton, TN in the comfort of your vehicle and save $20/$30 per person.

Watauga River is class I & II+ white water and lots of fun for kids and parents alike. 

Remember if you are booking a rafting trip in Boone or Banner Elk, NC, you will come to Elizabethton TN Watauga River to raft.

Kingsport, Bristol, and Johnson City Tennessee are just minutes away from Watauga River.

A SAFE AND FUN FAMILY ADVENTURE

Best family white water rafting in East Tennessee!

Rafting in Banner Elk, Boone NC, and Elizabethton, TN

We have a whitewater adventure for you.

Watauga Kayak is the closest rafting to Banner Elk NC, paddling Watauga River is a Family friendly rafting adventure.

SINCE 1998

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BEST WHITE WATER RAFTING NEAR BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA & ELIZABETHTON, TENNESSEE

WATAUGA RIVER RAFTING - TENNESSEE

Providing guided white water rafting, kayaking, and extreme river tubing on Watauga River for over 25 years Watauga Kayak is the hometown Outfitter to use.   If you are going on a Watauga River rafting adventure, 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 each take-out location differs. 

 

THIS IS WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU RAFT WITH WATAUGA KAYAK

Customers meet at our shop 1409 Broad Street, 37643 where you can purchase tee shirts, water shoes, sunglasses, etc., also you will read and sign a liability waiver, get fitted for a PFD (life jacket), and receive a safety talk at our riverfront 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 Rafting at Wilbur Dam, we will paddle class I & II whitewater and make a short stop at our other river property where you can tree swing or slide in the water, or sit and stretch 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 where we finish the Classic Rafting Trip. If you want additional free photos your guide will be glad to take more photos of you and your family.

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BEST PLACE ON WATAUGA RIVER FOR FUN, AND ADVENTURES

COME PLAY ON THE WATER WITH US

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Watauga Kayak will take 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 are approximately 2.0 -2.5 hours no matter who you raft with. 

If you book 1/2 day adventures from other outfitters, the extra time 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,

All Trips GUIDED by a professionally trained guide.

All our guides are certified in CPR/First Aid and train longer than any outfitter on Watauga River. 

Come and play on the water with us!

 

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DON'T LET OUR LOWER PRICES 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,

Watauga River Rafting is a great family activity.

 

CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS

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Guided Funyaking & Kayaking, on Watauga River. 

More excitement for families, Kids, Young at Heart, and Groups

River Funyaking

(Inflatable Kayak Trips)

This is for more active people who want to get wet and play in the river. Paddling experience is recommended but not required first-timers can learn how to paddle on the River Challenge trip with a guide next to them. 

These inflatable kayaks are very stable and easy to paddle lots of fun for any age.  Reservations are required on all kayaking and funyaking trips.  All trips are guided.

River Kayaking

 

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. These trips are limited in number and times, and advance reservations are required.

Lake Kayaking

 

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, 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. Reservations are required.

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The first Outfitter on The banks of Watauga River to have a full-service facility.
Best rafting prices on Watauga River.

One of the Best Rafting Trips near Boone, NC & East Tennessee, Watauga Kayak your Hometown Outfitter

FREE EMAIL PICTURES OF YOUR TRIP, AND NO LONG BUS RIDE

 

ADVENTURES WE OFFER - RATES

WHITEWATER RAFTING - Rates

RAFTING WITH SMALL CHILDREN - Rates

RIVER KAYAKING - Rates

LAKE KAYAKING - Rates

RIVER TUBING

 

 

NEW FOR 2024 FROM PRIVATE VENDOR

Bag of Vittles Menu

Minimum of 4

( All sandwiches are steamed & on 8-inch buns )

Ham & Cheese Sandwich or

Turkey & Cheese Sandwich or

Roast Beef & Cheese Sandwich

Choice of white or dark bread,

Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, or Mustard  (on the side)

Lays Potato Chips & Dessert  (cookie)

Sweet or Unsweet Tea

All the above in a bag with a napkin and straw, plus a cup of tea.

Delivered early before the trip, or mid-way point, or at the end of the rafting trip.

$ 18.75 per person

ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED: 423-542-2100

(We will contact you after booking to see which sandwich you would like.)

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COME PLAY ON THE WATER WITH US

Rafting with Kids

The  Tri-City's 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 introduce your children to whitewater rafting, and If you like a little less risky Watauga River Rafting with Watauga Kayak is the trip for you.

Whitewater Rafting

We are minutes from Banner Elk NC, Boone, Blowing Rock, Avery County, and Watauga County. Watauga River Rafting is a great way to beat the summer heat.  North Carolina Rafting at its best just minutes from Bristol Raceway. 

 

Raft in Elizabethton, TN drive and save money and time you will not regret it. 

EXTREME RIVER TUBING

A wonderful outdoor adventure designed for excitement and fun. The EXTREME river tubing trip may be high or low water with more intense class I & II rapids.   The small waves may look like giant waves in a tube LOL.  Limited Seating Book in Advance to save you a place.  Extreme River Tubing – Guided

This trip starts at Wilbur Dam and ends about 4 miles below Wilbur Dam, on Saturdays, groups can go all the way to our shop since the water is higher and faster.  A great time of fun and fellowship. Children should be 7 years old or older to participate in the extreme tubing.   

BOYS HAVING FUN RAFTING
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bee cliff rapid aka anaconda

WATAUGA KAYAK HAS MANY GUIDED TRIPS

DESIGNED AROUND YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES!

WATAUGA KAYAK NO LONGER RENT KAYAKS, OR FUNYAKS

We offer GUIDED Kayak and Funyak Trips.

White Water Rafting NC & White Water Rafting TN

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, and river float trip, Extreme River Tubing, and Kayaking

will give you the best of what Watauga River offers.

 Whitewater 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 for summer hot weather is Whitewater Rafting In Tennessee for all family members with Watauga Kayak.  

Rafting the anaconda on the beautiful Watauga River is a summertime must.   You will hear customers laughing and yelling Wahoo's coming down the river.  

If you are camping near Boone NC, Blowing Rock NC, Banner Elk, or Bristol, Kingsport, Abingdon where extreme tubing is close by.  

Whitewater rafting  Bristol, Southwest Virginia, Southwest Kentucky,  Western North Carolina, and 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 that is very close to the Bristol Raceway.

 

Do you think you want a little more excitement, try our guided funyak or extreme river tubing It's exhilarating.