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High Mountain Expeditions

3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7788
+1 828-898-9786
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Good trip, but beware of the bus ride & no photos

My familymom, Our family went on our 1st ever rafting trip with High Mountain down the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy A
WW rafting on the Watauga

What an incredible adventure for our entire group! We had 5 adults and 5 kids and not a dull moment... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joan R
via mobile
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Welcome to High Mountain Expeditions. We are located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with two locations to serve you in Boone and Banner Elk, North Carolina. High Mountain Expeditions offers outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting, caving, and hiking for every member of your group or family.The team at High Mountain Expeditions invites you to join us in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on one of our many outdoor adventures.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7788
+1 828-898-9786
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My familymom, Our family went on our 1st ever rafting trip with High Mountain down the Nolichucky. We experienced several class III-IV rapids, and everyone enjoyed it even though it was a little chilly. Our teenagers especially enjoyed the natural water slides. Our guide, Kurt,...More

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an incredible adventure for our entire group! We had 5 adults and 5 kids and not a dull moment from the bus trip to the river, rafting and jumping in the frigid mountain water to the bus trip home. Very professional and entertainingly crew....1st...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just got in our from WW rafting trip down the Watauga River. It was a rainy, cold day (especially for Floridians!) but it just added to the fun. We all had a great time. Not a thumbs down in our group, Our drivers Ethan...More

Thank cjbeach3
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family of 11 went on a rafting ride. The water was 47degrees. Other than the cold water it was a very nice relaxing ride.

Thank bspeedy1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went rafting w my sister and nephew who were visiting from California. The rapids were intense (class 3-4) the guide was very knowledgeable and had great stories to tell/the driver of the bus was personable and a safe driver. We want to plan the...More

Thank mel1775
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome trip - lacked for nothing. Spent Father's Day with my two daughters on a whitewater outing booked with High Mountain Expeditions. The water levels at the river were higher than usual which made for good rafting. Weather was great, scenery beautiful. Kurt was our...More

Thank mroshelli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I cannot swim, have a horrible fear of drowning and water, my family took me whitewater rafting with High Mountain Expeditions and I had a wonderful time. Our guide, Brandon, was so much fun and I would definitely recommend this company to anyone!!

Thank ivyhoneycutt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the family tubing yesterday on the New River and had a blast. I highly suggest doing this as pretty much anyone in the family - young or old can enjoy it. Really nice views! Make sure to wear your water shoes and bring...More

Thank DDGreene87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High Mountain Expeditions website advertises a "fast moving river", a "famous gourmet deli buffet lunch", and "enjoyment for every member of the family". However, thee river is very slow, the "rapids" are just parts of the river that move slightly faster. We didn't even have...More

Thank Firenwt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me preface this by saying I never leave reviews but felt compelled to do so this time. Our group of eight (six adults and two children, ages 10 and 6) had an amazing time. It was a relaxing ride down the Watauga River with...More

Thank Greg W
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Are the hikes available here?
30 November 2016|
Response from cartercreek4 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they do offer hiking expeditions. We went rafting with them and had a wonderful time. If we were to do any other type of expedition I would try them out again. If you go to their website it will... More
Taylor P
How much does it cost?
21 August 2016|
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Response from Benjy W | Reviewed this property |
$85 plus $2 tax per person. Then tip the guide $15.