Offering the best adventures in the Appalachians!!


Voted the #1 outdoor adventure in Boone, NC on Tripadvisor.com by visitors from around the world! 5 years running in the #1 position! We have the best group rates! Call Today: 1-866-411-7238.

(now taking summer caving and rafting reservations)

World class white water rafting in Asheville NC. North Carolina Rafting and Caving is at it’s best, with river tubing in Asheville, NC on the French Broad River! And as always, tubing in Boone on the Watauga and New Rivers! Visit www.ashevillenctubing.com.

Big white water fun for the whole family! Voted best rafting in North Carolina! The best rafting trips in the High Country! River and Earth Adventures, Inc offers a wide range of high adventure and family trips on the river and in the cave!

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Full day cave trips with expert guide — $75 Link to more rafting info!
Full day rafting on the French Broad River class 3 & 4 with 15 foot cliff jump! — $85 adults $75 kids. (cliff jump optional)
White water rafting the Watauga class 2 & 3 with 14 foot cliff jump! — $65 adults and $55 kids. (cliff jump optional)
Half day Rafting trips with a 3pm meet time.
Afternoon rafting trips on the French Broad only $60.
Afternoon trips on the Watauga only $45.

Why choose River & Earth Adventures?

  • Top-rated customer service
  • Outstanding safety standards
  • Family-owned and operated
  • Expert guides
  • Top-of-the-line-equipment

Join us for:

  • Rafting
  • Caving
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Gem mining
  • Hiking
  • Tubing

Locations Near You!

  • 1655 hwy 105 Boone, NC
  • 7529 hwy 25-70 Marshall (near Asheville, NC)
  • Patterson Lane Elizabethton, TN

River and Earth Adventures is the only guide owned and operated adventure outfitter with worldwide headquarters in Boone, NC and outpost locations in Asheville, NC and Elizabethton, TN.


The mission of River and Earth Adventures is to provide you with the highest quality outdoor adventure in the world. We combine expert guides, pristine wilderness, top-of-the-line equipment, and the best lunches on the river to guarantee you a safe, thrilling, and memorable experience. From exploring hidden caves, to languid river cruises, to high adventure rafting, you will explore the secrets of the Appalachian Mountains.

River and Earth Adventures is dedicated to world class adventure, eco-education, and healthy, sustainable living. Your adventure is your time to connect with friends and family, while challenging yourself in the most breathtaking natural areas in the Appalachians. If you have any questions about our adventures, please give us a call at 1-866-411-RAFT or drop us an email. With River and Earth Adventures, you have friends in the high country!

It’s Easy to Design Your Own Adventure!
It’s easy to set up your adventure! Give us a call at 1-866-411-RAFT and we’ll chat about your budget, comfort level and experience, and we’ll help you find the adventure that is perfect for you and your family. Or you can click the “Book Now” Button on our website to reserve your trip online!

Rafting Trips

River and Earth Adventures will take you rafting on rivers in and around Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, and Asheville, North Carolina. Enjoy the French Broad and Watauga rivers. White water rafting is one of the best adventures out there for you and your family. Our experienced guides will gracefully lead you through some of the best whitewater in the southeast. Bring the whole family on this splashy river adventure. The good food, beautiful scenery, and exciting rapids through mild whitewater will keep everyone entertained. For added adventure, ask about our Be-a-raft-guide-for-a-day Program. A delicious, mostly local, mostly organic lunch is provided!

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Caving Trips

caving_north_carolinaJoin River and Earth Adventures for an underground caving experience you will never forget. Explore this top secret non-commercial cave (no sidewalks or electricity) with helmets, high power headlamps, and your imagination. Formed in limestone over 550 million years old, exploring this cave is truly a once in a lifetime experience. We guarantee you will see much better formations and have a much more valuable experience than in any commercial cave within hundreds of miles.

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Canoeing Trips

canoeing_North_carolinaCome float at your leisure; River & Earth Adventures will take care of all the logistics! Your vehicle will be waiting for you at the take out, and we’ll come pick up the canoe. Allow River and Earth Adventures to provide you with all the equipment including a Mad River canoe, personal flotation device, paddles, and a small cooler upon request. Bring sunscreen and a lunch, and relax on a wilderness float, surrounded by rocky beaches- perfect spot for a picnic!

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