|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
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
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
Do I have to paddle a lot?
No, the Watauga River is a generated river, with fast
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,
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
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
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
- 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
- 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.
- NO REFUND GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS THE DAY OF YOUR
TRIP, OR NO SHOWS.
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
- Watauga Kayak DETERMINES IF A TRIP IS TO BE
cancelled due to weather.
- If we cancel you will receive a full refund.
Prices are per person and include all equipment youíll need
to raft, or kayak. No hidden fees.
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
Off The Grid Adventures: Stand up paddle boarding on watauga lake.
Sugar Hallow Retreat
Table Rock Angler
Call us at 423-542-6777 or email us at
for rafting and kayak reservations, rentals, and guide
service. Guided trips, and rentals are available year round,
please call for reservations.