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“Fantastic Cave Expedition”

River and Earth Adventures, Inc
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Owner description: Quality not quantity is the the only way to float. River and Earth Adventures, Inc is dedicated to adventure, eco-education, and healthy living. Connect with your friends and family while challenging yourself and enjoying some of the best natural areas in the Appalachian Mountains. River and Earth Adventures offers rafting, caving, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and gem mining.
Reviewed March 25, 2010

Took the family on a recent outing to Worley's Cave with River and Earth. This is no show cave with cheesy gift shop. This is the real deal and worth every penny. Grant and his team were helpful, engaging and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back for another trip with these folks.

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Reviewed March 25, 2010

What a great adventure!!! Our family went on River and Earth Adventure's caving trip to Worley's Cave and everyone had an awesome time!! Our children, ages 10 and 8 loved the adventure. They felt like true spelunkers - our 8 year old can't stop talking about all the "crawls"! Our 4 year old wasn't 100% sold on it, but the staff worked hard to make her feel at ease in her "underground playground!" The customer service was fantastic - grant and his crew worked hard to ensure that we learned a lot and had fun. Dad really enjoyed himself too!

1  Thank apmgc
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

Troop 787 took 14 Boy Scouts and 4 adult leaders to Worley’s Cave in Bluff City, TN, a short drive from Boone, NC. River and Earth Adventures provided the headgear, lights, batteries, gloves and the guides. Grant, our guide and part owner of River and Earth Adventures was knowledgeable, personable and funny. He provided the right mix of knowledge sharing about the cave, its formation and, mineral deposits mixed with humor to keep all of us entertained. We discovered stalactites, stalagmites, bats and more... this trip was fantastic! Worley’s cave is a great place to be introduced to spelunking. This cave is not like your normal commercial caving venues. It is located on private land is has been maintained in its natural state. The cave has over 7 miles of mapped passageways that include names like Hobbit's Hallway, the Devils Staircase and, Thin Floor Room. The cave has 3 distinct levels and a river running through it. It is a true wonder of nature, so there is mud, water, and formations. You cannot fully enjoy this experience without getting wet and dirty. The cave offers something for everyone. Inside there are varying degrees of access, with some level and some uneven walkways and narrow passageways. You can stay in the main passageway or take several alternate paths that require crawling and squeezing through openings. Pick you own path. Grant will work with you to give you a challenge but will work within the ability of your group. Bring your waterproof boots and a camera. The best review that I can give is that we will do this again!

3  Thank besterly
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

While passing through Boone on a road trip, a friend and I signed up for River and Earth Adventure's cave tour trip as a way to escape the rainy weather. So glad we did, since this was the hands-down highlight of our whole trip. It is almost pointless for me to try to describe the experience. There is no way to understand what this trip is all about unless you go yourself. Be warned: There are no sidewalks and gift shops here. This is a true, wild cave, and good equipment and an expert guide are the only ways to explore this wonder without putting yourself at risk. Luckily, river and earth provides both.
I think that there are other outfitters who offer tours of this incredible cave, but river and earth is unique in that they put a lot of emphasis on environmental education and preservation, which will help preserve beautiful places like Worley's cave for people to marvel at for years to come.
This trip is a MUST DO for anyone looking for a truly unique experience. I simply can't say enough about this cave!

2  Thank crackeryan
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

These guys and gals know their stuff! For two years running I have taken a group of at risk teens to Boone, NC so that they may experience the outdoors. Both years, the caving experience provided by Earth and River has been amazing. The staff is very knowledgable and engaging. I am amazed at how they can get some of the kids that we to open up and truely share during the adventure. I cannot express the difference this company makes in the lives of the kids I work with. Kudos Earth and River Adventures!
I highly recommend using this company for all outdoor activities. Highly professional, experienced, knowledgable, and entertaining. You guys ROCK!

2  Thank sinkle419
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