Whitewater Rafting

Ready for a whitewater adventure the whole family can enjoy? Join us on a rafting adventure down the scenic Watauga River. We’ve been rafting there for 30 years, and it’s just as fun summer after summer! We’ve got everything covered from gear to professional whitewater guides to photos of your family to a real home cooked lunch, straight from April’s kitchen.

The Watauga River is dam-controlled, which means that the water level is great from spring to fall, guaranteed! For a little extra adventure, ride rodeo at the biggest rapid, Anaconda, or reserve a torrent (a sit on top kayak, no experience necessary) to take down with the rafters in your group when you make your reservation. We take ages 4 and up and we suggest calling in advance for reservations. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are our busiest days, and July and August our busiest months, so be sure to call us @ 800-789-EDGE or locally at (828) 898-9550 to ask any questions and make a reservation!

 

We are the only company that gets to re-run the Anaconda and you can ride rodeo!

 

Riding "Dodeo" is a good way to get soaked from head to toe!

Scenic Float Trip After the Anaconda

17 Responses to “Whitewater Rafting”

  1. Aaron Gong says:

    On 8-11-2012 two friends of mine and I were kayaking the Watauga River as a private party that was not affiliated with Edge of the World.

    We let it at Wilbur Dam in Elizabethton with plans to kayak the 12 km to Riverside Park. The very beginning of this stretch of river has the 3 toughest rapids over the this section of the river. On the second set of rapids, which were borderline class 2/class 3, I lost control and fell out of my kayak. I am a new kayaker and this was only my second trip ever. I hit a 3-4 foot drop and fell out as my kayak hit the eddy beyond the drop. But two gentlemen from “Edge Of The World” adventures who were in a nearby raft paddled upstream toward me with a determined ferocity. I was being tossed on the rocks like a rag doll. I tore about a 1 inch square patch of skin off my left shin, stubbed 2 fingers, and put a cantaloupe sized bruise on my right hip. But it could have been much worse. I wasn’t in the water more than 10 seconds before I was hoisted into the raft by one of the men. He put so much power into pulling me from the water that he pulled my 270 lb. frame from neck deep water into the bottom of the raft in one single motion. The other gentleman caught my paddle and boat at almost the same time. These heroes from “Edge of the World” adventures were adept paddlers, didn’t hesitate, and acted with a tenacity that came from knowing my life depended on it. They paddled me to safe water, told me the worst of the rapids were over, gave me advice for the next and last strong set of rapids, and set me on my way. I never caught their names… but I am very grateful to these heroes of mine. Thanks guys, whoever you are. And I will always recommend your company anytime it ever comes up.

  2. Leslie says:

    My family and I, as well as our friends, had the time of our lives on this trip! We were amazed at the energy and humor of the staff, which started as soon as we pulled up in our car! Who knew a 45 minute bus trip could be so entertaining – I laughed so hard, tears were coming down my cheeks!!

    The food was great and the photos were awesome!

    Thanks for making it so fun!

  3. DONALD AND SUE says:

    My wife and i went in July, had a ball, the rafting was fun, the anaconda was fun all three times. Matt and Doonie were very funny and a pleasure to be around , great job guys. The lunch was great as well. Very friendly and helpful staff. Thanks.

  4. Maranda Katnic says:

    One of the greatest experiences of my life. Definitely a great memory!

  5. Mary-Ann says:

    We wanted to take our kids somewhere fun for their last weekend before school started and we made the perfect choice! I had a lot of questions prior to the trip and everyone I talked to on the phone was friendly and very informative. When we finally met the guides/staff, we were thoroughly impressed by their enthusiasm, knowledge, and their obvious love for their job. We had Matt and Doonie on our bus and their comedy routine made the ride so much more bearable! The actual trip down the river was awesome especially the numerous times we went on the Anaconda. And of course, the food was delicious. Thank you, Matt, for keeping our family safe on the river and for being the best guide ever! Your back flip was #1 (Justin Bieber!!!) on my list :)

  6. We had the best day!! Itwas so much more fun than we imagined – from the start of our bus ride to the rerunning of the annaconda to our “drink stop” on the way home – it was great! Trevor, Ben, Kurt and Matt – you guys are Awesome!!!!

  7. Dawn says:

    Thanks so much for all your hard work guys! We had a great time! The staff and guides were great- especially our guides Matt and Cappa! We enjoyed every second of our trip! The kids keep talking about the next time…Morgan can’t wait to ride “rodeo” again! We’ll see you soon! The Johnsons

  8. riely says:

    the rapids where fun especially the anaconda and the swimming holes where fun but sooooooooooooo cold!

  9. Brendan says:

    We were recommended by a friend and it was one of the highlights of our vacation. The rafting was great but the staff was the real entertainment… The kids will talk about this trip for a long time. Great job guys and gal “Capa”

  10. Holly says:

    Edge of the World was Awesome!!! From the homecooked meal of Fried Chicken and Biscuits…. The staff is great and hilarious. The ride over and back went by really quick because of the constant entertainment. Will definatly do again and recommend for everyone to raft with you guys…Being able to do the Anaconda over and over was great….. Thanks for the Great Day…..My 10 year old daughter enjoyed every minute….

  11. Eliza says:

    Edge of the world rocks!! My sides still hurt from laughing so hard from the “white boy rap” to the “free drinks” post rapids!! Our family had so much fun and memories have been made for a lifetime. Thank you Jason and Ricky (good luck in furman) for great entertainment, food, safe travels down the rapids and being so gracious and sweet to our 5 year old Taylor and 7 yr old ali!! Your bosses are lucky to have all the amazing staff they do! You guys are truly great! Can’t wait to come back!!

  12. Sal Cagno says:

    Are you Kidding me?? The Absolute BEST! Rafting is just rafting on any waters BUT… not at edge of the world! The STAFF is a 15 on a scale of 1-10. The bus ride is amazing and just when you are ready for a NAP NOT SO FAST! More to come. The Jersey Shore Loved every minute and thank you all for a GREAT time. Casper “That’s my favorite” I think I saw a couple more DOH Rivers on the way back to Greensboro??? :) Thanks to all of you for an amazing time with my young son and family. I can’t say enough.

  13. Rick says:

    What we thought would have been just one of the many activities to our vacation, became the highlight of the entire trip. Not sure what was more fun, the rafting or the ride to and from the river… The guys are awesome, tons of fun and a great day on the river… Highly recommended!!!!

  14. Tom Schultz says:

    Edge of the World is the Best!!! Been with you guys once a couple of years ago and will be there next week! Soooo looking forward to it. The bus ride is hilarious, going through the Class 3 Anaconda over and over: Priceless. The home made lunch is what I’m looking forward to also. Yummy Biscuits! See you soon!!

  15. Allison Dorsi says:

    We had a blast on our rafting trip on August 14th! We have never been whitewater rafting and I can say that it was awesome! Our guide, Harry was so much fun and so professional. Also, Matt was on the bus with us and he was hilarious. These guys were great and I would recommend this trip for anyone – it was definitely a great experience. Also, the lunch was fantastic! I would so love the recipe for the chicken, it was delicious! You guys rock and thank you so much for a great family adventure :)

  16. katherine says:

    The Anaconda was sooooooooo much fun, even if I did fall in! Bus ride= the funniest thing in the world!

  17. Lucas says:

    You guys were awesome and gave us a wonderful memory.

    Thank You

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