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About Watauga Kayak
Watauga Kayak provides Guided Whitewater Rafting trips for families, groups, teens, couples, and small children. We also offer guided River and Lake Kayaking trips, guided cave trips. We have a trip for any age and ability. We also offer ECO tours & Nature/Wildlife Tours without the fear of whitewater or falling in. RENTALS available Sunday Trips are by Reservation Only. Book online or Call We are locally owned and operated. Watauga River a class I & II whitewater river.
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Elizabethton, TN
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All reviews free pictures rafting trip the river take pictures rope swing brought snacks water rafting entire process waterproof camera trip fun class iii awesome guide a lot of fun great fun class rapids micah safety
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

I really enjoyed our guide, she was very knowledgable and made us feel very safe. This was a thrilling experience for me becuase it was my first raft ride. I would recommend this location for newbies or those looking for family fun.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank emileetrivette94
Reviewed 12 August 2018

6 of us did the beginner kayak guided tour today and had a wonderful time. I would definitely recommend doing this trip if you are new to kayaking. The "rapids" aren't bad at all. The ride was exactly 3 hours long and that was with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tater3187
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My 5 year old wanted to go white water rafting for his 5th birthday. We had never done it before so we chose the Classic Rafting Trip and it did not disappoint. We have 2 boys, 5 and 7 and they both had a blast....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jenb43
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We went white water rafting. If you’re looking for the best, this is it! We had an awesome guide, Jen, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. We are looking forward to coming back for years to come. Thanks for our first rafting memory Watauga Kayak!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HollyV12
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had such a incredible adventure on the water rafting with Jerry. The entire process was just wonderful. He was kind, funny, knowledgeable and professional. The entire team truly went above and beyond to make our experience a memorable birthday great time. They make you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Phyllis F
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Was visiting family in TN and wanted to take my daughter kayaking for her 19th birthday. Our guide Theresa was awesome. My sister in law was kayaking for the 1st time and Theresa made sure she was right by her side down the Rapids the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cassie M
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. The staff very friendly and our guide Micah was wonderful. We’ll definitely return.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank taba4b
Watauga K, General Manager at Watauga Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you so much, we love to hear good things about our guides and the service we provide. Micah is an exceptional guide and person we are very fortunate to have him in our family at Watauga Kayak. Hope to see you on the river...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

My family of 4 spent a fabulous 2-3 hours in funyaks on the River Challenge II with our lovely guide, Teresa. Watauga Kayak gave us a choice of equipment and we found the funyaks were easier and faster to turn. Teresa met our every need,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Watauga K, General Manager at Watauga Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you so much, we love showing our guest the river, i will tell Teresa you enjoyed the trip. Hope to see you all again.

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Experienced outfit. Safe and away from the crowds. Laid back service. Wouldn't go anywhere else. We went rafting this time. Will return to kayak.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Martin G
Watauga K, General Manager at Watauga Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you, we love spending time on the water with our rafting family, I think of Watauga Kayak being the hidden gem in Elizabethton we are laid back and love the one on one service we can provide. Thank you again

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great first rafting experience for our family with a just plain nice bunch of folks. We did the Classic Upper River trip since we had a 7 year old girl and a 12 year old boy. My daughter was hesitant at first...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Karen S
5 June 2015|
Response from Watauga K | Property representative |
You would be perfect, any of our trips can also be modified for the paddlers skill level. Are interested in doing the river challenge 1? This is on low water Mornings and Sundays lite paddling and moving water some... More