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“A great day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of High Mountain Expeditions

High Mountain Expeditions
3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604
800-262-9036
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Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Southern Pines, North Carolina
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“A great day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We decided to go tubing on my granddaughter's last day in North Carolina, so we drove to High Mountain Expeditions. The day was perfect, tubing was so lazy and laid back, and we had a great time. The guide took us to the drop off point, giving us landmarks on the way back so we would know where we were. He was there at the finish line, helped us get out of the rafts (we ranged in age from 72 to 8) and was truly professional. All in all, a first class visit!

Visited August 2012
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“Great family experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We were visiting the Boone area from the UK and chose this company based on the tripadvisor reviews and what we read on their website. We also liked the fact that they transported us to the river in Tennessee whereas other companies make you drive there yourself. We chose the Watauga river as our youngest child is only 6 and none of the family had ever rafted before.
Our whole experience was brilliant from beginning to end. The tour guides were extremely knowledgable and we felt safe the whole time. Our guide was Ryan and he really was superb and was really great with the kids particularly my 9 year old who got really scared jumping off the jump cliff. The whole day was great fun and the kids loved the water shooters and they have said it was their favourite day of our vacation.
If you are looking for family fun then this is definitely the company to use.

Visited July 2012
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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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“Wonderful!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We have done the Watagua rafting trip several times with this company but July 25th was our first time on the Nolichucky! We had a terrific experience. Josh, our guide, was very pleasant and professional. The water was high and we had several class four and many three rapids. Our family of six would recommend this trip to anyone interested in a fun adventure on the water.

Visited July 2012
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Webster, Florida
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“First Class Organization/Excellent Crew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We had an excellent time rafting with the crew of High Mountain Expeditions on the Nolichucky River on 7/20/12. We had an unfortunate accident with a family member early in the trip, no fault of the guides. They were well organized, well trained, and provided first class care. The guide Billy stayed with us until 7:30 that night until we went home and insured we were well taken care of. The rest of the family continued their trip and had a great time. The entire crew was first class and would highly recommend them to any one. We will be back.

Visited July 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Obnoxious Experience with High Mountain Expeditions”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

My family and I have rafted with this company two times in five years. On both occasions, the entire staff constantly made inappropriate and obnoxious jokes in an attempt to entertain the rafters in route to the river. While rafting, we were constantly pelted and bombarded by water guns and buckets of water from other rafters and the raft guides as well. We will not be using their company in the future.

Visited July 2012
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