Are you ready for a Whitewater adventure your whole family will enjoy? The North Carolina mountains are offer whitewater rafting with amazing scenic wonders you won’t experience in any other part of the country. These excursions are loaded with adventure and a fun complement to the rich history of the area. Opportunities for family rafting and canoeing adventures may only come once in a while so take some time and explore the wilderness by river in a unique experience you’ll always remember!

Spending time traversing rivers like the Nolichucky, the Watauga & Wilson Creek, you also get the perfect opportunity to discover numerous waterfalls and scenic wonders only accessible by river. The numerous streams in the North Carolina Mountains offer some of the most popular whitewater rafting and canoeing in the eastern United States. Luckily there are multiple whitewater rafting companies in the area to guide you on your adventures.

Some of the leading whitewater rafting companies in the area include:

Wahoo’s Adventures: Wahoo’s adventure is a nationally recognized company that is located in Boone and offers exciting whitewater rafting. It provides high adventures, gentle, and extreme adventures depending on your preferences. All gentle adventures take place along the Watauga River and are a great event for the whole family. The high adventures mainly take place along the Nolichucky River while the extreme adventures’ location will vary depending on the day of the week.

High Mountain Expeditions: This is one of the most popular local companies offering NC whitewater rafting. The company has outposts located in Banner Elk, Boone, and Asheville offering whitewater rafting on the Watauga River, Wilson’s Creek, and Nolichucky Rivers. High Mountain offers full day and 2-day rafting excursions on the Nolichucky River with half-day Watauga River expeditions happens starting around lunchtime. There are great options for families with children as well!

Edge of the World: Another professional outfit in the area that offers guided excursions along the Watauga River for individuals and groups. In addition to whitewater rafting, Edge of the World also offers kayaking, and it is strategically located in Banner Elk. Their claim to fame is leasing the property that hosts the largest rapid in the area but they also feed their adventures well with a home-cooked breakfast every morning!