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High Mountain Expeditions

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Address: 3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone Number: 800-262-9036
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Welcome to High Mountain Expeditions. We are located in the heart of the...

Welcome to High Mountain Expeditions. We are located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with two locations to serve you in Boone and Banner Elk, North Carolina. High Mountain Expeditions offers outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting, caving, and hiking for every member of your group or family.The team at High Mountain Expeditions invites you to join us in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on one of our many outdoor adventures.

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So much fun...Amazing Staff!

We went with this company because they offered a rafting tour for our little guys. The trip itself would have been bland and boring had it not been for the extremely entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went with this company because they offered a rafting tour for our little guys. The trip itself would have been bland and boring had it not been for the extremely entertaining staff. They had us rolling with laughter from the first moment until the last with practical jokes, silly stunts and just sheer entertainment. The boys have deemed this... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We went white water rafting with our grandson and had a fantastic time The guides were professional and VERY helpful. The lunch on the river was surprisingly good. We would highly recommend them to all..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

The water is very cold even in August, there is nothing anyone can do about that but just FYI. The checkin was good, the staff are all friendly. It is quite along drive to the put in point, probably 45 mins. The staff try to entertain you on the bus which is nice. The rafting route is only 4-5 miles... More 

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Thank Timbukwho
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to try white water rafting down the watauga river and than goodness we did! the whole experience was great. The tour guides were hilarious and entertaining and really added a ton of fun and excitement to the whole trip. It also wasn't too strenuous because the guide in our boat helped paddle a lot which... More 

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Thank Hannah P
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

For a family of first timers, HME was great. We rafted down the Watauga (which is freezing water!), got soaked and loved it. We look forward to returning and trying the more advance trip. The raft guides are super and make a fun time for everyone. Even the bus ride was a blast with the comedy team of Matt and... More 

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Thank Craig S
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a blast on the Watauga with these guys! This was our second trip on this particular river (but with a different company the first time), and I'll have to say that HME does it up right! They have a lot of fun and know how to give you a great river experience. The water was, as they say,... More 

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Kenly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Excellent guides and we had a blast..Can't wait to go back!! The water was very refreshing! Thanks for the great trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The rafting portion of the trip was great, especially for a family with young children. We had a wonderful raft guide. However, there were a couple of things I didn't like. Maybe I don't have a sense of humor, but I found the jokes on the long bus ride tasteless. Also, I feel the company's photographer had a bit of... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Today our family of 13 had an awesome experience with High Mountain Exercisions on the half-day, fun-filled rafting excursion. From the friendly front desk staff to the exceptional raft guide everything was perfect. HME gets an extra special star for customer service, organization, and especially fun. Safety was foremost, but the fun and laughs by the bus driver, Brandon; bus... More 

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Archdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My Husband and I looked at several places to go white water rafting, this was our first time going. Based on the reviews, we chose HME. We absolutely loved it and are already planning another trip and including our kids! The customer service was excellent. The guides and bus drivers were awesome! The bus drivers were so funny and kept... More 

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