Rafting in Boone, Banner Elk, Elizabethton


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Watauga Kayak is a BBB Accredited Tourist Attraction in Elizabethton, TN


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White Water Rafting Boone, Banner Elk, North Carolina

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Watauga Kayak 2022 season!  CORONAVIRUS 2022

As we all navigate the new realities of the Coronavirus, our accepted practices, policies and procedures will constantly evolve.  Watauga Kayak is taking Covid-19 seriously; respecting each other and our customers, and asking you to do the same. If we all work together to reduce transmission, we will reduce the risks to ourselves and to others. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our procedures. We look forward to seeing you on the river!

Watauga Kayak has put policies and procedures in place to help protect you, as well as protect our staff. Our goal is, and always will be safety, to have fun and offer the best outdoor experiences. Social distancing, increased cleaning, and generally reducing opportunities for transmission is the new normal us all.

First and foremost, please do not come if you are sick or know you have been exposed to the Covid-19. Any Guest or Staff Member that shows signs of the Covid-19 will be excluded from activities and asked to quarantine themselves.

Watauga Kayak has a great outdoor facility in which facilitates social distancing.  We may limit the number of people allowed inside the shop, bathrooms, and on our bus if needed. We ask you to provide your own face covers. Watauga Kayak will clean and disinfect transportation and equipment regularly.

Per CDC recommendations, we encourage social distancing, but please understand that the nature of our activities do not allow that 100% of the time. You will be in the great, beautiful outdoors, with fresh air and bright sunshine (most of the time!). We will look for ways to help reduce exposure and promise to do our best to provide the safest environment for our guest.  Check-in, and transportation for rafting will be high contact and interaction points, please help us by staying appropriately apart from others not in your group.


White Water Rafting | Kayaking | Caving | Boone & Banner Elk NC
White Water Rafting | Kayaking | Caving | Boone & Banner Elk NC
White Water Rafting | Kayaking | Caving | Boone & Banner Elk NC
Adventure Whitewater | Watauga Kayak | Banner Elk & Boone NC
White Water Rafting | Kayaking | Caving | Boone & Banner Elk NC
White Water Rafting | Kayaking | Caving | Boone & Banner Elk NC
White Water Rafting | Kayaking | Caving | Boone & Banner Elk NC
Kayaking | Guided Kayak Adventures | Watauga Kayak TN-NC
Watauga Kayak Elizabethton, TN
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Watauga Kayak is the Only locally Owned and Operated Outfitter on Watauga River.


The First Outfitter on The Banks of Watauga River to Have  A Full Service Facility.
Best rafting prices on Watauga River don't be fooled with specials from other outfitters...
We have the best prices  and the longest rides year round without gimmicks.

One of the Best Rafting Trips in Boone, NC & East Tennessee is Watauga Kayak your Hometown Outfitter








Guided Rafting, and Kayaking 

Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, NC  


Families, Kids, Young at Heart, and Groups

Guided Whitewater Rafting

We offer several White water rafting trips that's designed for all ages. Rafting Adventures are available year round depending on TVA generation schedule.  Watauga River  a class I & II+ whitewater river  is the closest rafting to Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock NC,  Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport TN.  This is a  great rafting expedition river rafting is fun for all especially children We are minutes from Banner Elk NC, rafting on Watauga is a great way to beat the summer heat.  North Carolina Rafting at it's best just minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway
Tweetsie Bike Trail

Closest whitewater rafting to Boone/Banner Elk NC why ride a bus from Banner Elk, Boone, Blowing Rock, North Carolina for an hour since you are coming to
Raft in Elizabethton, TN drive and save money and time you-will not-regret-it. 

Guided Rafting with Kids

Let us take care of you and your small children, we will give your kids a Fun Rafting Adventure to remember.  We can customize all of our rafting trip to meet  a worried mothers approval.  We can avoid the larger river rapids or hit them for a bigger splash.  If your child is a little apprehensive we can take our time to make their raft trip fun and free from fear.   Tennessee White Water Rafting with trained  guides  certified in CPR/First Aid is in each raft.  River rafting in Tennessee and rafting in North Carolina is fun for the entire family.  Kids love the high country & low country rafting with no  long bus rides. Looking for Blowing Rock NC things to do, Boone things to do we are close to your location. The  Tri-Cities closest rafting company come and play on the water with us. We have a private tree swing and slide so the kids and young at heart can swim and play during our snack time.




The low river trip is a great river trip for adults and children wanting a little more excitement tubing down a river.  Lazy in some spots and easy rapids in a few places.  You will view the beautiful mountain scenery,  wildlife, and wildflowers  along the river without fear.   We Float in a large tube with little fear of falling in this is a relaxing experience to enjoy the beauty of Watauga River. We have a great river sightseeing trip for you with a trained  guide on  every trip. Plan an adventure you will be talking about for months..  Explore this ECO system for many wild flowers, and aquatic foliage.  Things to do around Boone nothing like a relaxing tube trip. Mountain and river adventures you're never to old to experience the outdoors.  High Country rafting adventures just float down the river to enjoy the incredible scenery. . A wonderful outdoor adventure designed to meet your needs.    The EXTREME river tubing trip is faster and higher water with more intense class I & II rapids.  This trip starts at Wilbur Dam an ends at Watauga Kayak approximately 6 miles of fun and fellowship. Children must be 12 years old or older to participate in the extreme tubing.  We also provide snacks and water on the Extreme Guided River Tubing Trip.

These guided river tubing trips are for a limited time only.   All trips must be booked online.


Lake Kayaking

Two beautiful lakes Watauga and Wilbur to paddle depending upon your paddling needs and desires.  Let Watauga Kayak guide you around every corner to see the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and wildflowers, hidden waterfall, beaver lodge, and many unexpected treats.  A wonderful kayaking experience Watauga Lake TN is in the top ten cleanest lakes in the country.  Interested in Paddle Boarding and Sea Doo Guided Trips  on Watauga Lake try Off the Grid Adventures.

River Kayaking

White Water Kayaking or River kayaking we have several guided river kayak trips on Watauga River for your kayaking needs. Whitewater Kayaking In North Carolina  Experience river kayaking introduction to paddling no experience necessary we  paddle  in Tennessee, NC, and VA.  We have trips for people with no experience, and other trips that will be great for the thrill seeker. We have the best Whitewater Kayaking In Tennessee and North Carolina . The river may be Low water or high water we have a kayak adventure for you.

River Fun-yaking

(Inflatable Guided Kayak Trips)

This is for more active people that want to get wet and play in the river. Paddling experience is recommend but not required first timers can learn how to paddle on the River Challenge trip with a guide next to them.  Advance reservations are required on all kayaking and funyaking trips.  Come play on the water with Watauga Kayak  providing a trained river guide using  top of the line equipment for your whitewater experience.   Kayaking and funyaking at it's best.





We offer GUIDED Kayak and Funyak Trips.



White Water Rafting NC & White Water Rafting TN

Safety is our Number one priority having fun is our next.
River rafting aka Whitewater rafting is a fun and exciting way to spend the day with friends and family.  We are all about  rafting  trying to make your experience a day to remember.  Our white water adventures, river rafting, river float trip  gives you the best of what Watauga River offers.  White water rafting in NC, Whitewater Rafting In TN we are located near you.  Many trips are available for your interest and ability.  Lake kayaking River kayaking, River Tubing, and White Water River Rafting is our business and we want you to have the best time on Watauga River so you will come back year after year.  A great outdoor adventure Whitewater Rafting In Tennessee  for all family members with Watauga Kayak.  Rafting the anaconda on beautiful River Watauga is a summer time must.   You will hear customers laughing and yelling wahoos coming down the Watauga River.  If you are camping near Boone NC, Blowing Rock NC, or Bristol Virginia rafting. kayaking, and tubing are close by.  Whitewater rafting  Bristol , Southwest Virginia, Southwest Kentucky,  Western North Carolina, Northeast Tennessee where we have many race fans to visit us each year for a fun outdoor rafting adventure.  NC white water rafting  is on Watauga River a class I & II+ white water river in Tennessee.