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High Mountain Expeditions

3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604
800-262-9036
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Me and 2 guys went on a rafting trip last Sunday (august 24th) and we had a lot of fun. Our 2 guides were Lombardi and Alex. Besides these guys being easy on the eyes, they knew a lot about the river and kept it interesting the whole time. I also enjoyed the singing on the bus ride there. We... More

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Allegan, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My two kids and I (they are 11 and 13), went with HME on the Nolichucky River for a day white water rafting. We had a good, fun time. The river wasn't too cold and the weather was perfect. The guides were very knowledgeable about the river and took everybody's safety to heart. Our raft flipped over (nothing we could... More

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Montpelier
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

While vacationing again in Boone, we visited High Mountain Expeditions again for a rafting trip on the Watauga River. Our guide Ryan was awesome again, and made our second trip with him once again a memorable one, especially for our 94 year old aunt that joined us. Ethan made the bus trip fun as well. They made sure we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My four kids range from age 4 to 12. It was all of their first time going. The guides made it a good and funny bus ride and fantastic overall trip to the point that they asked all night if we could do it again the next day. Thank you so much HME

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have read a lot of negative reviews about this company talking about cold water being thrown but that at least did not happen to me, They probably had to stop doing that because of the number of complaints or something. Anyway on to review. Things i didn't like: 1. The guide staff seemed uninterested in peoples safety exspecially our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We went on the 1/2 day trip on the Watauga River. It was really an awesome tour. The bus ride to the river was about 40 mins , but the guides Chris and Matt told jokes and showed us sights as we rode which made the trip go quick. When we got to the river we realized the water was... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went out July 25, part of the Brown Family Reunion group. We had a great time, guides are great. We went on the full day. It was so much fun!

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We took the full day trip down the Nolichucky with a great guide, Alex. We had a wonderful time and the river was great for the whole family. Lunch along the river was pleasant and the potato salad and fresh pineapple were real treats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

The tubing guides were friendly, helpful and humorous. The $5 cooler tube was so worth it. A great value overall. Family really enjoyed it. We weren't out of the river 5 minutes before we were planning a return visit.

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Kendall Park Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The bus ride was about 45 minutes long, but it was totally worth it, the guide told hilarious jokes the whole way to the river, after this we were treated to some sandwiches in park followed by safety instructions at the river after this we entered the water and spent about three hours whirling and twirling through rapids, it was... More

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