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Edge of the World

394 Shawneehaw Ave., Banner Elk, NC 28604
800 789 3343
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Banner Elk
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great crew that takes you out. It's like a rafting trip and comedy entertainment show all in one. The best home cooked lunch, and the only company to let you ride the rapid over and over. Highlight of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This staff was outstanding and was the highlight of our week long vacation. We will absolutely return. The scenery is great but the hospitality and fun that the guides created were definetly the best part! Also the best fried chicken you will ever taste.

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tallahassee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Long bus ride but they do a good job of entertaining during the trip. River is fun but cold. Great fun for the beginners.

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Rochester, NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We went white water rafting with Edge of the World with a large party of 13 of varied ages (12 to 69) and varied physical state. We chose this trip because I did not think my parents could handle a big white water rafting trip. This company was a great choice because not only was the rafting fun but it... More

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Staffordshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

First time I have white water rafterd and was not disappointed. From the minute we walked into the shop until the minute we were dropped off at the end of the day we didn't stop laughing. The journey to Tennessee was around an hour long with entertainment and laughter all of the way. I felt completely safe in the hands... More

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Pensacola
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We looked at a lot of options while planning a rafting excursion. I am so glad that we booked with Edge of the World. First of all, you can sense FUN in the air as soon as you walk into their little shop in Banner Elk. They are very helpful, very personable and they genuinely appreciated my business. After a... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a great trip for family or friends. We had both! There is a 40 minute bus ride to the dam with safety instructions prior to leaving Banner Elk and again before you get in the water. Beware that the water will be COLD!. Lunch is much better than any of the other companies offer. Chicken, lemon aid, honey... More

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our group of 3 decided to go with Edge of the World due to their positive reviews from this very website! When we called to make our reservation we spoke to a very energetic man who ensured us that this would be a big White Water trip! It is NOT! There was one class 2 rapid that we could carry... More

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Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was my first white water rafting experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to find an outfit that will do a two day excursion with camping. The trip with Edge of the World was fun and something that a family can do. I think that it is more fun if you are with other people that you know.... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Edge of the World Rafting is amazing! They provide entertainment, a wonderful home-cooked lunch, and a unique chance to run the river's class 3 rapids as many times as you want. They are kid friendly, funny, and very safety conscious. They provide great pictures of your adventure and a super variety of shirts and other rafting items to purchase. They... More

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