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“Rafting the Nolichucky”

High Mountain Expeditions
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

An amazing experience. This was one of the most awesome and beautiful outdoor experiences we’ve ever done. The guides were amazing; professional, courteous and just plain fun. A shout out to our guide Trey who really made the day special. A memorable experience for the entire family and one we look forward to doing next year!

Thank mattb765
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"nolichucky river"
in 22 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 25 reviews
"rafting trip"
in 28 reviews
"water guns"
in 10 reviews
"jump rock"
in 10 reviews
"the bus"
in 46 reviews
"raft guide"
in 8 reviews
"great trip"
in 15 reviews
"cooler tube"
in 4 reviews
"nice picnic lunch"
in 4 reviews
"drop off point"
in 3 reviews
"potato salad"
in 6 reviews
"fresh pineapple"
in 3 reviews
"an absolute blast"
in 4 reviews
"adrenaline rush"
in 4 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 8 reviews
"change of clothes"
in 3 reviews

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on our trip down the Watauga River. The jump from the cliff is not that scary. The guides were fun and very well trained. The water was very refreshing and hopefully Jessie and Ethan are done tour with ZZ Top and Skid Row!!!! Evan you rocked the stash!!!!

Thank maschaub2
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our rafting experience. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful! Our guide even let my 10 year old "command" the boat by calling out row orders. Very organized.

Thank G1477ZDkimberlys
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was our kids' first experience white water rafting. The guides, Ethan, Caylen and Jessie were superb. So professional, funny and knowledgeable. A first class experience!

Thank Francesca S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We booked this trip for some family time and fun with our 6 year old grand daughter. I will say that the guides were very pleasant and even though we were late getting started due to waiting on some customers, the day started well, I do wish I had known the bus ride was going to be almost an hour long, The lunch was pleasant and everyone seemed to be happy. I will say that the attempts at humor on the trip by bashing the local residents grew a little tiresome. This is my part of the world and a little insult goes a long way, Let us endure the trip with less hillbilly and drug jokes.

The trip itself was good, although I could do without the super soaker water guns and buckets of water. Yes, the water was cold and not everyone wanted to be involved in the water fights that were initiated by the guides. It would be better if the group was separated into "wet play' rafts and "dry play" rafts. Splashing water is part of the experience but not throwing water in buckets on everyone, including some small kids that were crying.

The water was a bit high that day so were moved along pretty good, but there is only one section that was very challenging and it mostly slow current which was fine for my family. Don't go if you are expecting big rapids. Our guide was very pleasant and quite skilled, but just know what you are getting.

Thank Bullmoose44
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