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High Mountain Expeditions

3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7788
+1 828-898-9786
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Good fun great guides

The nolichucky river was high so the rapids were great. Our guide,Shaggy was a seasoned veteran... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Great Time

Trey and Kirk were our guides, and there were 3 couples. We divided into guys and girls and had an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ember H
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3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7788
+1 828-898-9786
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The nolichucky river was high so the rapids were great. Our guide,Shaggy was a seasoned veteran that knew the river like the back of his hand. Put us in some great rapids and avoided the nasty holes. We didn't have to work hard to enjoy...More

Thank AMP2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trey and Kirk were our guides, and there were 3 couples. We divided into guys and girls and had an amazing day on the river. Not only was it a great time, but also a lot of information. We felt extremely safe and still were...More

Thank Ember H
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Absolutely wonderful day for the family! Our Guide, Jesse, was amazing. So knowledgable about the river and we knew we were in safe hands. Be prepared to get wet, tired and frustrated at times but the day is simply exhilarating! Slept so good after spending...More

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

There were 6 of us that came up for a wedding in Banner Elk and decided to go whit water rafting the day after. River was a little low so they stuck most of us in "funyaks" ( inflatable kayaks ). It was a blast!...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great trip by High Mountain Expeditions, rolling on the river today. Guide, Rob, was excellent and the entire team was attentive to their customers. Also, be sure to get a front row bus seat for the Appalachian’s best comedy duo of Matt & Ethan ….....More

Thank Ernie M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our trip down the Watauga River was leisurely with a bit of rough water excitement, perfect for those with a minor health limitation. Guides were fun, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The river was the cleanest I've ever been on -- you could see...More

Thank dougwinchell98
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We were able to get reservations the day before! And we were late do they put us on the next batch. Everybody we talked to that worked there in any capacity was very pleasant and great to work with. Next year they will have a...More

Thank bonber10
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We came on a big trip with our baseball team and everyone had a fantastic time. From huge water fights to the jumping rock, we loved every minute of it. The lunch was yummy and the bus ride was even fun.

Thank Messmvp
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with Jason and Kurt. The river was running great and really enjoyed the Class 3 and 4 rapids with Jason as our guide. Never even got stuck on a rock! Had a couple of duckies that we switched off on with...More

Thank Benjy W
Reviewed 18 August 2016

From the very beginning (walking into the store) until the very end (going back were we started) this tour was a 100 pointer. All the guides (guys & gals) were just awesome!! We had Brandon, Ethan, Chris, Jules and forgot the other's names. The driving...More

Thank IvimorMiami_Florida
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Are the hikes available here?
30 November 2016|
Response from cartercreek4 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they do offer hiking expeditions. We went rafting with them and had a wonderful time. If we were to do any other type of expedition I would try them out again. If you go to their website it will... More
Taylor P
How much does it cost?
21 August 2016|
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Response from Benjy W | Reviewed this property |
$85 plus $2 tax per person. Then tip the guide $15.