Best Value

Edge of the World offers the best white water rafting value in the Carolina’s. Non-stop action, food and fun. Join us in making great family memories.


Fun Entertainment.

It’s a 45-minute bus ride to the river but our guides make is seem like no time at all. There is a comedy show on the bus ride to and from the river. It is absolutely hilarious and don’t worry, it’s all rated G. We’ve been doing this for 36 years and it never gets old or boring.


Free Re-Runs

We lease the property where the biggest rapid is. We serve you lunch there and after that, we get to re-run the rapid as many times as you like. No other company gets to do this so you get the most whitewater when you go rafting with us.


Home Cooking

We prepare a home cooked meal every morning before the trip. Every other company just serves sandwiches. People come back year after year just for our lunch and it consists of fried chicken, honey-basted biscuits, our very own blend of trail mix, a special homemade dessert and fresh squeezed lemonade. We also have amazing vegetarian option upon request.


Fast Booking

Enjoy fast, simple and secure reservations using our new booking system that is created and secured by XOLA.

Family Friendly

Families and TripAdvisor® give us 5-stars for family friendly outdoor adventures. Our Whitewater rafting trip is suitable for the entire family (ages 4 and up).


Rafting Prices $74 adult

Kayaking Prices $74 adult

Climbing Prices $129 each

Whitewater Rafting & Climbing Fun For The Whole Family

Conveniently located in Banner Elk, North Carolina, just minutes from Boone, near Asheville and Charlotte, NC; Edge of the World’s owners and professional guide team specialize in summer fun, making memories, and providing the Best Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Value in the Carolinas.

“Our family has been entertaining and delighting families for over 36 years,” says Jake Barrow. “I’m proud to continue our family hospitality tradition and we are honored to be a two-time earner of the Tripadvisor Excellence Award. We take care of the details so our guests can enjoy their experience. The entertainment begins with our G-Rated mobile comedy show. Aboard the buses, we entertain you right to the rafting site.”


Part of our family tradition is providing the best white water rafting value in North Carolina. This includes a delicious home cooked lunch right from April’s kitchen.  We include Unlimited FREE rapids re-runs and exclusive access to the Rapid Pavilion for lunch and non-stop entertainment.  Sandwiches might be fine for other rafting companies but April says its not good enough for for our customers.” Our attention to providing safety, fun, and entertainment is why we earned the 2017 TripAdvisor Excellence  Award.

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Been going with the company for over 10 years now. Love it every time!”

- Nicole Wright

This was my first weekend vacation with my 13 year old stepson and we decided to go TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD RAFTING. My purpose was for us to get to know each other and have fun as a family. What happened was we both had a blast together and it has been many years since I laughed so hard I thought I was going to cry all day long. I still haven’t decided what was more fun the bus ride or the rafting. We both had a great day together which turned into a wonderful weekend of fun getting to know each other. Thank you to all the guides who went out of their way to make the day so AWESOME!!!!

- Jennifer Cook

I have gone rafting with Edge of the World numerous times. There is no better place to go rafting. They are a fun group of guides. The bus ride getting there is hysterical. The food is fabulous. They even did a veggie rap for my vegetarian daughter. I tell everyone that goes to the High Country to raft here. Such a great value for your money.”

- Jennifer

“BEST TIME EVER!!!! Well worth the price!! laughed so long my face hurt! You must choose Edge of the World I thought as I watched all the others groups from other tours riding by looking so bored. The guides are the best, they are so full of energy the enitre time! Love that we could stop and go on the rapid over and over. Loved the comedy show! Just really cannot explain the fun we had as a family! The guides really made us feel like part of their family and really focused on us having the time of our life. We still talk about this trip and laugh together as a family!”

- Scarlett

“You guys were awesome and gave us a wonderful memory. Thank You”

- Lucas