BEST RAFTING IN BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA & ELIZABETHTON, TENNESSEE
WATAUGA RIVER RAFTING – 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 waiver, 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 Rafting 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 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.
Watauga Kayak takes out at our shop which is 6 miles below Wilbur Dam, others will take out earlier.
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All rafting trips from the Dam to our Shop are 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 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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We offer trips starting at $49.00 for a guided EXTREME River Tubing, $59 for an Adult, and $49 Child for the Guided Classic Rafting Trip.
Watauga River Rafting is in Elizabethton, TN 37643, and the closest rafting to Boone NC.
Don’t forget our price includes everything that you see is what you pay.
Drive to us and save money and time we are just 6 miles, and less than 10 minutes driving to the put-in at Wilbur Dam.
Currently, we are offering a 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.
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DON’T LET OUR LOW 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.