Whitewater Rafting

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EOW Honor Earned 2016

Your Whitewater Family Rafting Awaits

Ready for a whitewater adventure the whole family can enjoy? Join us on a rafting adventure down the scenic Watauga River. We’ve been rafting there for 35 years, and it’s just as fun summer after summer! We’ve got everything covered from gear to professional whitewater guides to photos of your family to a real home cooked lunch, straight from April’s kitchen. Have you heard the news? Edge of the World NC Team has earned the prestigious Tripadvisor excellence award for 2016.


Best Experience and Best Value


  • 3-4 hours on the river
  • Equipment Included
  • Professional Guides
  • Class I, II, and III Rapids
  • Dam Controlled Water Levels
  • Ticket priced includes “Re-running the Anaconda”
  • (you can go through the biggest rapid as many times as you want)
  • Delicious home cooking from April’s kitchen
  • “G Rated” mobile comedy show
  • Good for ages 4 and up
  • Discounts for kids & groups

Riding “Rodeo” is a good way to get soaked from head to toe! Doing tricks on the raft during the re-run is a thrilling part of the day.

Scenic Float Trip After the Anaconda


16 Responses to “Whitewater Rafting”

  1. Leslie says:

    My family and I, as well as our friends, had the time of our lives on this trip! We were amazed at the energy and humor of the staff, which started as soon as we pulled up in our car! Who knew a 45 minute bus trip could be so entertaining – I laughed so hard, tears were coming down my cheeks!!

    The food was great and the photos were awesome!

    Thanks for making it so fun!

  2. DONALD AND SUE says:

    My wife and i went in July, had a ball, the rafting was fun, the anaconda was fun all three times. Matt and Doonie were very funny and a pleasure to be around , great job guys. The lunch was great as well. Very friendly and helpful staff. Thanks.

  3. Maranda Katnic says:

    One of the greatest experiences of my life. Definitely a great memory!

  4. Mary-Ann says:

    We wanted to take our kids somewhere fun for their last weekend before school started and we made the perfect choice! I had a lot of questions prior to the trip and everyone I talked to on the phone was friendly and very informative. When we finally met the guides/staff, we were thoroughly impressed by their enthusiasm, knowledge, and their obvious love for their job. We had Matt and Doonie on our bus and their comedy routine made the ride so much more bearable! The actual trip down the river was awesome especially the numerous times we went on the Anaconda. And of course, the food was delicious. Thank you, Matt, for keeping our family safe on the river and for being the best guide ever! Your back flip was #1 (Justin Bieber!!!) on my list 🙂

  5. We had the best day!! Itwas so much more fun than we imagined – from the start of our bus ride to the rerunning of the annaconda to our “drink stop” on the way home – it was great! Trevor, Ben, Kurt and Matt – you guys are Awesome!!!!

  6. Dawn says:

    Thanks so much for all your hard work guys! We had a great time! The staff and guides were great- especially our guides Matt and Cappa! We enjoyed every second of our trip! The kids keep talking about the next time…Morgan can’t wait to ride “rodeo” again! We’ll see you soon! The Johnsons

  7. riely says:

    the rapids where fun especially the anaconda and the swimming holes where fun but sooooooooooooo cold!

  8. Brendan says:

    We were recommended by a friend and it was one of the highlights of our vacation. The rafting was great but the staff was the real entertainment… The kids will talk about this trip for a long time. Great job guys and gal “Capa”

  9. Holly says:

    Edge of the World was Awesome!!! From the homecooked meal of Fried Chicken and Biscuits…. The staff is great and hilarious. The ride over and back went by really quick because of the constant entertainment. Will definatly do again and recommend for everyone to raft with you guys…Being able to do the Anaconda over and over was great….. Thanks for the Great Day…..My 10 year old daughter enjoyed every minute….

  10. Eliza says:

    Edge of the world rocks!! My sides still hurt from laughing so hard from the “white boy rap” to the “free drinks” post rapids!! Our family had so much fun and memories have been made for a lifetime. Thank you Jason and Ricky (good luck in furman) for great entertainment, food, safe travels down the rapids and being so gracious and sweet to our 5 year old Taylor and 7 yr old ali!! Your bosses are lucky to have all the amazing staff they do! You guys are truly great! Can’t wait to come back!!

  11. Sal Cagno says:

    Are you Kidding me?? The Absolute BEST! Rafting is just rafting on any waters BUT… not at edge of the world! The STAFF is a 15 on a scale of 1-10. The bus ride is amazing and just when you are ready for a NAP NOT SO FAST! More to come. The Jersey Shore Loved every minute and thank you all for a GREAT time. Casper “That’s my favorite” I think I saw a couple more DOH Rivers on the way back to Greensboro??? 🙂 Thanks to all of you for an amazing time with my young son and family. I can’t say enough.

  12. Rick says:

    What we thought would have been just one of the many activities to our vacation, became the highlight of the entire trip. Not sure what was more fun, the rafting or the ride to and from the river… The guys are awesome, tons of fun and a great day on the river… Highly recommended!!!!

  13. Tom Schultz says:

    Edge of the World is the Best!!! Been with you guys once a couple of years ago and will be there next week! Soooo looking forward to it. The bus ride is hilarious, going through the Class 3 Anaconda over and over: Priceless. The home made lunch is what I’m looking forward to also. Yummy Biscuits! See you soon!!

  14. Allison Dorsi says:

    We had a blast on our rafting trip on August 14th! We have never been whitewater rafting and I can say that it was awesome! Our guide, Harry was so much fun and so professional. Also, Matt was on the bus with us and he was hilarious. These guys were great and I would recommend this trip for anyone – it was definitely a great experience. Also, the lunch was fantastic! I would so love the recipe for the chicken, it was delicious! You guys rock and thank you so much for a great family adventure 🙂

  15. katherine says:

    The Anaconda was sooooooooo much fun, even if I did fall in! Bus ride= the funniest thing in the world!

  16. Lucas says:

    You guys were awesome and gave us a wonderful memory.

    Thank You