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Edge of the World

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Address: 394 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
Phone Number: 800 789 3343
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Lots of fun

45 minute bus ride with non stop corny jokes was a highlight for us. We also enjoyed the chance to do the Anaconda rapids over and over again. All 3 generations of our family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Timothy T
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Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

45 minute bus ride with non stop corny jokes was a highlight for us. We also enjoyed the chance to do the Anaconda rapids over and over again. All 3 generations of our family had a wonderful time. This was a great trip for our 14 year old first time rafter.

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

That's really great to hear. Thanks for joining on the Watauga. More 

Boston, MA
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the first things I wondered when I learned that I was going to be in Banner Elk, NC was..."What the heck is there to do in Banner Elk, NC?" Well, fortunately, Edge of the World came to the rescue. We planned for a white-water rafting trip down a river, the name of which I don't recall, with a... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

We're very blessed to get to re-run the Anaconda. Thanks for spending the day with us. Take care More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I designed a writing retreat of myself and devoted just one day to do something adventurous. I could not have picked a better option than the river rafting trip designed and implemented by Edge of the World. I use the terms designed and implemented because every aspect of the adventure from the hilarious bus ride to the scrumptious lunch with... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're glad you had fun with us. Take care More 

brandon, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on the rappelling tour. Brian and Jake were awesome! They ensured that everything was safe and really made the trip enjoyable. We rappelled down two large cliffs and even got to rock climb. The views from the top were amazing. We would highly recommend the rappel tour to anyone that is up for crazy adventure.... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we're glad that you had fun and we hope to see you again sometime. Take care More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of us went away on a Girl's weekend and decided to try a rafting excursion. From pretty much the time we arrived at their Banner Elk location until we left hours later we were laughing. The bus ride with Jake & Doonie was so funny...maybe cut down some of the veggie jokes...you guys were a-maze-ing, but after a while... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Wow, this is such a nice review. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We're so blessed to give people an awesome experience and we hope to see you again next summer. Take care More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't use the word perfect and not mean it. This rafting trip was perfect - entertaining for everyone, 40+ and kids 10 and 16. I can't think of anything else that is fun for all ages. You have to do this trip with this company.

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Ah, that's really nice! Thanks for this review, it really means a lot to us knowing that our customers are satisfied. Take care More 

WILMINGTON NC
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guides are the attraction here. They go out of their way to make the day enjoyable. We had a 5 and 6 year old and the Kids loved it. Despite the 47 or so degree water. It was just a enjoyable day for everybody. We missed the part of don't show up early and they mean it. We waited... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all the kind words. We really hope you enjoyed your day with us and hopefully we will see you again sometime. Take care More 

Spanish Fort, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not go to Banner Elk with out going rafting with these guys! This was the highlight of an awesome week in town and I would do it again in a second! A group of 24 of us went with anywhere from 5 years old to 65 and everyone had a blast.This was a unique experience of combining a rafting... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Yes! Our first review that mentions Beaver Sharks, that rules! Thanks so much for spending the day with us and we're so glad that you had a good time. Take care More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the best water rafting experience I have had. I've done a few and nothing compares how professional and funny all the guys are. The lunch was delish!!! Only downfall were the bees, a little uncomfortable. The fact that we can ride the Anaconda over and over was amazing and fun! Safety is always on point as... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Wow, if we take the entire city of Chicago, we'll need to get more buses! Thanks for spending the day with us and sorry about the bees. Those little guys are hard to get rid of. Take care More 

Tavares, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying the week in Banner Elk for a multi-generation family get-together, we took this raft trip down the Watauga River. All ten of us rode in the same raft, and we had a ball. The Edge of the World raft guides were friendly, courteous, and very capable, and worked hard to create a memorable raft trip for us, full... More 

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EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this review

Awesome! Thanks for this great review and we're glad that you chose us for your rafting company. Take care More 

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