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Edge of the World

394 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
+1 800-789-3343
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Family trip!

This has to be the best water rafting experience I have had. I've done a few and nothing compares... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Yolanda Z
via mobile
Fun family trip down the river

While staying the week in Banner Elk for a multi-generation family get-together, we took this raft... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
352Valerie
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Tavares, Florida
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“biscuits” (13 reviews)
“fried chicken” (11 reviews)
“bus ride” (16 reviews)
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394 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
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+1 800-789-3343
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This has to be the best water rafting experience I have had. I've done a few and nothing compares how professional and funny all the guys are. The lunch was delish!!! Only downfall were the bees, a little uncomfortable. The fact that we can ride...More

Thank Yolanda Z
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Wow, if we take the entire city of Chicago, we'll need to get more buses! Thanks for spending the day with us and sorry about the bees. Those little guys are hard to get rid of. Take care

Reviewed 12 August 2016

While staying the week in Banner Elk for a multi-generation family get-together, we took this raft trip down the Watauga River. All ten of us rode in the same raft, and we had a ball. The Edge of the World raft guides were friendly, courteous,...More

Thank 352Valerie
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Awesome! Thanks for this great review and we're glad that you chose us for your rafting company. Take care

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Most fun I've had in a long time! Our guide Cooper was excellent and energetic. He certainly made us feel comfortable. The entertainment to and from the river made the time fly by!! (But don't quit your day jobs as raft guides- you do that...More

Thank Laura M
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks for heads up on waiting, we'll see what we can do to make that better in the future. We're glad you had a good experience with us and we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Party of 10 including 4 kids ( 7-8 years old) and we have a blast. Love the experience and will definitely repeat. I can say that the trip in the bus was SUPER FUN!! my son did not stop laughing - Great experience overhall

Thank Alexis G
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks for all the kind words and we hope to see you again sometime. Take care

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A nice easy river with a good class 3 and beautiful scenery. What makes this place stand out are the fantastic guides and their comedy routine. A thoroughly entertaining trip. This is the place to go for a great time!

Thank Pumpman74
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks for spending the day with us and we're so glad that you had fun. Take care

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This crew has a corner on this market!!! 5 stars all the way!!!! After researching several outfitters in the area and other rivers, EOW is the way to go. Don't bother with any other company! Our family of 12 celebrated dad's 80th birthday! From the...More

Thank kerielea B
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you so much for this awesome review. We are truly blessed to be able to give families like yours a day that will never be forgotten. Take care

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

All of our guides were fantastic! The rafting was fun, the best part being able to ride the Anaconda over and over in so many different ways. The kids had a blast! My favorite part was the bus ride. Asa should seriously consider stand-up comedy,...More

Thank Talisha C
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

We're so glad that you enjoyed the trip and thanks so much for this great review. We hope to see you again sometime. Take care

Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was a great experience for my grandkids - age 9-17 and my self. True hospitality and entertainment for all ages from the time you arrive at their offices to the time you are back in the parking lot drying out. And throughout the experience...More

Thank Pat O
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We're so glad that you had a good time and we hope to see you again sometime. Take care

Reviewed 4 August 2016

The trip was better than I expected and certainly the guides were over the top!!!!! Jake and Justin were extremely entertaining on the ride over and from the river AND .....and when a 12 year old girl fell out of her kayak due to going...More

Thank cathy50
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thanks for spending the day with us and hopefully your daughter has warmed up by now. That water is pretty chilly. Take care

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

It's the best and most entertaining experience we've ever had. Worth doing over and over again! And for sure will, next time we're in NC.. Funniest Guides ever! Can't believe how much energy they still have after the trip was over.. am pretty sure they...More

Thank Kulet L
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Wait! You had funny guides on your trip? Ha, ha. We're so glad that you spent the day with us and are very fortunate to get to take you on the river. Thanks for the review and we'll see you again sometime.

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debstock
My family and I (4 adults) are visiting the area next week and would like to go whitewater rafting for the first time. Should we book on-line in advance or will it be OK to wait until we're in the area next week. If booking on-line, which trip should I sign up for? Thanks in advance for your help!
23 July 2016|
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Response from Kory G | Reviewed this property |
I would certainly sign up in advance, we took the 11am rafting trip and it was great. Back in time for a nice dinner in Banner Elk too
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Luis R
Do give discounts to seniors,AAA or Veterans
19 July 2016|
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Response from EDGEOWORLD | Property representative |
Sorry, we only offer group discounts.
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Donald V
We have a group of 16, 8Adults and 8 grandchildren ages 8-25. What are the rates ( 1st week in August)
13 June 2016|
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Response from EDGEOWORLD | Property representative |
You would get $10 off per person. Adults would cost $64 and Children (ages 12 to 4) would be $54. Contact us on our website or call if you have additional questions. Thank you. (800) 789-3343
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