Water Activities

Wahoo’s Adventures offers a variety of water activities in North Carolina and Tennessee, including tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding at The New River near Boone and Todd, NC; The Watauga River near Elizabethton, TN; The Nolichucky River near Erwin, TN, where you can find the best rafting adventure closest to Asheville, NC and Johnson City, TN; and Wilson Creek in The Pisgah National Forest near Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Wahoo’s exclusively offers convenient access to state-of-the-art Riverside Outposts with private parking, picnic areas, hot showers, restroom facilities, changing rooms, a gift shop and more. NO LONG BUS RIDES OR GOING HOME WET!

Rafting:

Watauga River Rafting

Whitewater FUN that the WHOLE family can do!!!!

Wahoo's Adventures offers family friendly rafting down the Watauga River in Elizabethton, Tennessee with class 1, 2, and 3 rapids.

Watauga River Rafting

Wahoo's Adventures offers family friendly rafting down the Watauga River in Elizabethton, Tennessee with class 1, 2, and 3 rapids.

Watauga Rafting is ideal for families with small children as young as 2 years old. Experience class I, II, and III rapids and an 18 foot cliff jump.

Watagua River Express

  • Age: 2 and up
  • All experience-levels welcome
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • 1 or 2-Person Funyaks (inflatable kayaks) available at no additional charge
  • Rates: Children (10 or younger) $48 | Adults $53  *Lowest Rate on the River Guaranteed!

Watauga River Full Day (twice down the river)

  • Rates: $85

Adrenaline-pumping Class III and IV rapids can be enjoyed by all but the youngest children.  All experience levels are welcome.

Nolichucky River – Lunch Included!

  • Age: 7 and up
  • All experience-levels welcome
  • Includes Gourmet Deli Buffet Lunch
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Rates: $80 *Lowest Rate on the River Guaranteed!

Nolichucky X-Stream (Private Raft for 4 or 5 People)

  • Age: 7 and up
  • All experience-levels welcome
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Rates: $105

The Wilson Creek Gorge is an extreme rafting adventure done in one-man inflatable kayaks, giving you the ultimate “solo” whitewater experience that features class III, IV and V rapids and a 10 foot waterfall!  Wilson Creek is one of the only rivers in North Carolina that features Class V Rapids, A+ scenery, and, of course, a Class V “WOW” factor.  Guests who wish to participate in this expedition should have “attitude” and be proficient swimmers.  The Wilson Creek Adventure is generally offered in Spring, late Summer, is weather dependent and is not available online.  Please call for more information.

This trip is subject to water levels.

  • Age: 12 and up
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Rates: $125

Tubing and Paddling:

New River Tubing

Most Popular!

Tube down the New River in Todd, North Carolina with Wahoo's Adventures; Choose from all day, half day, and add-on options

New River Tubing

Tube down the New River in Todd, North Carolina with Wahoo's Adventures; Choose from all day, half day, and add-on options

The New River’s gentle water flow makes it the ideal location for the first-timer and the perfect place for a relaxing “lazy river” tubing trip.  Choose from a single run (usually about 3 hours) or rent a tube for all day fun. You can even bring your own tube or bring your eats and drinks with you down the river on a cooler tube! All ages and experience-levels are welcome and any size group can be easily accommodated.

Rates for New River Tubing include:

  • Standard tube single run – $20
  • Standard tube all day – $25
  • Premium tube single run – $25
  • Premium tube all day – $30
  • All day cooler tube – $10
  • Shuttle (bring your own tube) – $10

 

Choose a kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding adventure for the entire day or just for a few hours on the beautiful New River located just outside of Boone, NC.  All day paddling on the New River includes free tubing! We guarantee the highest quality river experiences and uniquely provide private parking, picnic areas, hot showers, restroom facilities and changing rooms for your convenience. All ages and experience-levels are welcome and any size group can be easily accommodated.

Rates for New River Paddling include:

  • Canoe for 2 people – $60
  • Stand-up paddleboards – $55
  • Single kayaks – $35
  • Tandem kayaks (for 2 people) – $70
  • Shuttle (bring your own boat) – $15

Cancellations

If Wahoo’s Adventures should need to cancel a trip for any reason, a full refund will be given.  Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to your trip date will receive a full refund. Groups of 10 or more will need to cancel 45 days in advance in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 21 days prior to trip date will receive a 50% refund.  Cancellations made within 14 days of the agreed trip date will not receive a refund. However, if you choose to reschedule your trip up to 7 days prior, you will not incur any additional costs.  All Wahoo trips run rain or shine! If you cancel your trip due to rain, our Cancellation Policy will be in effect.