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High Mountain Expeditions

3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604
800-262-9036
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Raleigh, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This rafting adventure was perfect for all ages! We had age 11-76 on our raft. Our guide Jamie was awesome - funny and definitely the best looking guide of all of them! The bus ride was fun with music and jokes. The rafting was not scary and we loved the "jump rock!" My dad even jumped off at age 76!... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'll start with the only downside of this trip the early start time of 7:00 a.m. for the Nolichucky River Rafting trip. There is some drive time (75-90 min overall) to get to the put-in spot, but our driver was a bit entertaining and we mostly closed our eyes until we got there. Josh was our guide and he was... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a group of first-time white water rafters with kids ages 5 to 12. We picked the Watauga river for an calm first experience, and we had a ball! Jeff was quite entertaining (I am going to bring a "bucket" for him next time I come)! The whole group made everything really easy and fun. We are ready to... More

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Lakeland, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our first time rafting the Nolichucky could not have been better. We were a little apprehensive with the river running so high and fast, but having Sheay as our guide made the experience fun, safe and exciting. Sheay's professionalism, level of training and experience is quite impressive. And, he's quite funny! High Mountain Expeditions is top-notch. We would highly recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We all had an amazing time. Great and friendly staff and crew. I highly recommend it. Love to come again

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Rochester, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My family and I went on a white water rafting trip this week with High Mountain Expeditions and we had an awesome time. We have been on other white water rafting trips in Colorado and Utah and by far this one was the best. The guides first concern was our safety and the second was having fun, and they truly... More

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

So my husband wanted to go white water rafting on a more adventurous river this trip, we had already done the Watuga, and I thought it was great, but he wanted more excitement. 18 years ago he took his oldest daughter with HME and they both still rave about the Nolichucky. I was a little hesitant, more like scared to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Our group of 5 (ranging from ages 16 to 46) enjoyed the rafting and our enthusiastic river guides. The 2 guides made the trip all about us, we got to choose when we ate lunch and where, and when we asked to go on a short hike in the morning after camping they lead us to a great view. The... More

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San Diego, California
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

My family of 7 (60s parents, 40s wife and sister and me, kids in their early teens) spent the week in Banner Elk, and did 3 separate excursions with High Mountain. Watauga River Rafting: This is a good warm up for the real rafting trip on the Nolichucky. Mostly, it's floating/bumping down the river, with a 12-ft rock you can... More

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Alachua, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The morning temp. was brisk & cool. We were initially concerned that the air temperature and the water temperature would be to cold for everyone. The twisting & turning transport ride on the short bus was almost as hair raising as the level 3 & 4's white water river ride that we encountered. It was so much fun and great... More

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