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Edge of the World

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Address: 394 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
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Best and most entertaining experience!!!

It's the best and most entertaining experience we've ever had. Worth doing over and over again! And for sure will, next time we're in NC.. Funniest Guides ever! Can't believe how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
Kulet L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

It's the best and most entertaining experience we've ever had. Worth doing over and over again! And for sure will, next time we're in NC.. Funniest Guides ever! Can't believe how much energy they still have after the trip was over.. am pretty sure they were burned out by the time their work is over..

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Thank Kulet L
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Wait! You had funny guides on your trip? Ha, ha. We're so glad that you spent the day with us and are very fortunate to get to take you on the river. Thanks for the review and we'll see you again sometime. More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The whole family had a great time! The rafting was just challenging enough for novices. Because Edge of The World reruns the rapids as many times as you like you're guaranteed to get soaked, maybe even take a swim like we did. The lunch was great, the chicken will speak for itself. The entertainment on the bus made us laugh,... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

We're very glad that you liked the chicken (I mean yard bird). Hope the we get the pleasure of spending the day with y'all again sometime. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We recently took 5 boys-aged 16,12,10,8,& 4 to Edge of the World for a rafting adventure. The 4 youngest had never rafted before and we found it difficult to find a rafting trip which could accommodate our 4 year old. We loved everything about this trip. From the funny raft guides to the provided lunch, you won't be disappointed. We... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Awesome! We really enjoyed spending the day with your group and we hope to do it again sometime. More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very Friendly and entertaining staff. Loved the trip! Trail Mix great bonus. Great trip for beginners and kids, When the staff needed to be serious they were. Would of liked a paper print photo, instead of e mail. Gift shop had all the Necessities and Inevitabilities .Rich and Jim? ( 2 blond guys were Specular.) The location for lunch had... More 

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Thank D L
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for leaving us a great review. Sorry about the bees! We've been trying to get rid of them but they're difficult little bugs to find. Hope that didn't ruin your experience with us. Thanks for spending the day with Edge of the World and we hope to see you again sometime. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Super fun from the word go!! Staff was amazing! Great first time WWR experiencen for all ages!!

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Thank you for spending the day with us we're so glad that you had a good time. More 

Concord,
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's a perfect place to start if you're new at whitewater rafting. Can't wait to go back... The crew is amazing.

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

We'd love to have you back sometime! Thanks so much for spending the day with us. More 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Edge of the World did the impossible! They proved to me that not only could everyone in our family be happy at the SAME time, but they captured all the smiles in a picture as evidence! Lunch was delicious and we will forever remember the "pitscuits". The tour guides are AMAZING, efficient, knowledgeable, and very well trained. Now my 12... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Hey, thanks so much for this awesome review. As long as your son is funny, he's hired! Thanks so much for spending the day with us and you guys were truly a pleasure to be with. Take care More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great for smaller children and adults for their first White water rafting trip. Very safe, lots of laughs. Weather was perfect this past week to do it. They feed you, get you drinks and really take care of everything. All the guys were great with lots of comedy and fun.

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Thanks for spending the day with us, you guys were truly a pleasure to be with. More 

Edenton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We took our 15 year old daughter whom did not want to try this- we had to promise her she would be safe- our son is 12 it was his idea. It was a wonderful afternoon. We all felt very safe on the adventure. Such a nice way to see the mountains we had no technology with us. We unplugged... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we're so glad that you had a nice time with us. Take care More 

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We spent 2 1/2 great days with these great people in mid July. My family of 6 loved both the whitewater experience on the Watuaga despite the frigid water temps, and cannot wait to go again. In addition my wife and one of my children loved the rappelling and rock climbing expedition to The Wilson Wilderness Region, Jake and Brian... More 

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Thank Jeff19692014
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for this awesome review. We're so glad that we made a memory for your family and we would be delighted to take you on some more trips in the future. More 

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