Whitewater Rafting In TN - White Water Rafting In North Carolina

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our Whitewater Rafting In TN and White Water Rafting In North Carolina trips are on scenic mountain rivers and/or lakes; admire the changing colors of the season, clear water with abundant opportunities to view wildflowers, wildlife, and rock formations.

What makes our trips different?
Our Whitewater Rafting In TN trips are smaller and more personal. A guide is in each raft, our guides are truly exceptional. We have the longest rides and the lowest prices for Whitewater Rafting In TN and family White Water Rafting In North Carolina. We provide free digital pictures of your trip. We offer the best rain and cancellation policy in the business. You have a choice of several different trips for first timer and thrill seekers.

What should I wear?

Shorts, t-shirt, something you donít mind getting wet. We recommend bringing a change of clothes. Shoes or sandals required.

Do I have to paddle a lot?
No, the Watauga River is a generated river, with fast flowing water.

How much time do you spend on the water?

Watauga Kayak has the longest ride on the river; you will spend more time on the water enjoying White Water Rafting In North Carolina than any other outfitter.


If my 95 year old grandmother can do it,
so can you!

Why do you cost less?
No long drive. We are locally owned and operated. We live here, and our shop has been located on Watauga River since 1999. We strive to provide a quality ride for a reasonable price.

Do you have discount rates?
We have special rates for groups, churches, children, and the young at heart over 70.
Call John for details at 423-542-6777.

Cancellation & Booking Policy

Watauga Kayak is within easy driving distance of Boone, Banner Elk, Roan Mountain, Blowing Rock, Mountain City, Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, and Asheville.

Our shop is located in Elizabethton, Tennessee, on the banks of Watauga River, 5.5 miles below Wilbur Dam. The area offers abundant opportunities for paddlers on rivers and lakes. We invite you to visit our shop for your rafting and kayaking needs. Call us at 423-542-6777 or email us at wataugakayak@charter.net.

Reservations & Cancellation Policy

Because many of our trips are booked well in advance we recommend that you call early to reserve your space. However, if itís possible, we will be happy to fit you in on short notice.
  • When making reservations, please have your credit card ready when you call us.
  • We accept MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Prepayment or a 50% deposit is required to guarantee your reservation.
  • For a full refund of any deposit, you must cancel 24 hours prior to the trip date.
  • Trips booked less than 48 hours in advance require full payment with a credit card.
  • Arrive 30 minutes in advance; late arrivals will be deferred to next trip time.

Our Rain Policy

Rain or shine is not our policy. We are very cautious when it comes to weather, we may hold back the trip for 30+/- minutes to insure the weather is adequate for rafting.

  • We raft when we thing itís not going to storm.
  • A light sprinkle is not a problem, but we prefer no rain.
  • Watauga Kayak DETERMINES IF A TRIP IS TO BE cancelled due to weather.
  • If we cancel you will receive a full refund.

About Prices

Prices are per person and include all equipment youíll need to raft, or kayak. No hidden fees.

About Risk

Safety is our main concern. We train our guides extensively on the Watauga River. However, it is important that you and your group know that whitewater rafting, like all adventure activities, involves inherent risks. Watauga Kayak does not assume liability for personal injuries or death. You will be asked to participate in our safety instructions and to read and sign an Assumption of Risk and Waiver Agreement prior to your trip.


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Watauga Rafting

Call us at 423-542-6777 or email us at wataugakayak@charter.net for rafting and kayak reservations, rentals, and guide service. Guided trips, and rentals are available year round, please call for reservations.