We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Edge of the World

Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Share

Edge of the World
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
108
All photos (108)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken”(14 reviews)
“biscuits”(14 reviews)
“the bus”(71 reviews)
About
Edge of the World in North Carolina is the family-friendly white water rafting, whitewater kayaking, and climbing leader. Rafting day trips include guides, equipment, free rapids reruns, and a home cooked lunch. The Barrow Family has been delighting...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
394 Shawneehaw Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9719
Website
+1 855-634-9639
Call
Reviews (343)
Filter reviews
343 results
Traveller rating
309
19
5
3
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
309
19
5
3
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fried chicken biscuits the bus rafting trip the river these guys white water rafting non stop comedy show great lunch all ages actual rafting high energy class rapids great fun never a dull moment corny jokes
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 343 reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We chose this company after looking at the website videos..we were NOT disappointed!! The bus trip to and from the river was a nonstop comedy show! The entire staff was hilarious! The homemade lunch was deeeeeelish! You won’t find better fried chicken or homemade lemonade...More

Thank heatherj0hns0n
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks so much for this awesome review. We really appreciate it. Take care

Reviewed September 2, 2018

We took 10 of our friends and family to celebrate my 65th birthday. Everyone from age 12 - 65 thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only were the guides experiences on the river, they were hilarious ! I have never laughed so hard. The lunch was fun,...More

Thank wrig6636
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

You guys were so much fun to be with. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again sometime. Take care

Reviewed September 2, 2018

WOW, hard to know where to start. From the moment you walk into the shop it is game on. Jake, and Jib will keep you on your toes throughout the entire trip. The Bus ride is a Vegas show to and from the River. Once...More

1  Thank jmooney134
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thanks so much for this great review. Take care and we hope to see you again sometime

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time! Lunch was very good and even my teenage boys got all they wanted to eat. Only rafting tour where you can run the rapids as many times as you want. Guides are very good and funny! Might cost a little...More

Thank JimL473
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Cool! Thanks for choosing us for your rafting adventure. Take care

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This was our first time whitewater rafting and we couldn’t have picked a better company to take us. It was an amazing time, non-stop fun and laughter. Jake, Justin and Jib were our tour guides and they really made our time even more special!

Thank Hamlet A
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

We're so glad that you had a good time on our trip. Your family was so much fun. Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Wow, fun and laughter all the way. The best full day of our 3 week holiday in North Carolina. Fabulous family memories for us. Being able to re-ride the Anaconda rapid was such a bonus. The lunch was delicious, my daughter had thirds of the...More

Thank ClaudiaR3271
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thanks so much Claudia, you guys were so much fun. Come see us again if you come back to the states. Take care

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Every aspect of our day with EOW was wonderful! Great vibe and very family friendly! Beautiful scenic river and non-stop fun with a great lunch. It’s all good! Thanks EOW and can’t wait to return!!!

Thank RobertMiami
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Awesome! Thanks so much for the review. See ya again next summer

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We did the Watauga River rafting trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guides Justin and Jake provided hilarious improv comedy on the bus rides to and from the river, then were consummate professionals at leading the rafting trip itself. The river is fairly tame, but...More

Thank jtbutler8654
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thanks so much! We are truly blessed to get to spend time with families like yours. We hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Our guides, Levi, Garret and Jason were so entertaining and helpful!. They really added to the already fun rafting trip!! The water was so cold but we were having so much fun, we hardly noticed. A delicious picnic was served and pictures were taken of...More

Thank Linda B
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thanks Linda. We really appreciate such a great review. Take care

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The team at Edge of the World provided a very professional but yet very welcomed not politically correct adventure. We laughed the entire time. The water is cold but we wore minimal polyester type shorts, and shirts (or not) and dried quickly between wet spots....More

Thank OffGridBoogie
EDGEOWORLD, Owner at Edge of the World, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thanks for the review. We hope that you'll come see us again sometime. Take care

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
Little Main Street Inn
114 reviews
.92 km away
Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk
721 reviews
1.59 km away
The Pinnacle Inn
150 reviews
3.10 km away
The Branches
5 reviews
3.28 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 54 nearby restaurants
Stonewalls Restaurant
716 reviews
.14 km away
Louisiana Purchase
193 reviews
.04 km away
Sorrento's Bistro
523 reviews
.27 km away
Bayou Smokehouse & Grill
668 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 31 nearby attractions
Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline
1,276 reviews
4.50 km away
Land of Oz
85 reviews
2.79 km away
Otter Falls
40 reviews
5.80 km away
Flat Top Brewing
65 reviews
.85 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Marcia E
June 21, 2018|
Answer
Response from Candace0nc |
Sign-up online or by calling. Meet at the designated time at the store in Banner Elk.
1
Vote
Valorie I
June 20, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from tundralover2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry answered for the wrong place. Don’t go here!!!!!! Go anywhere but here!!!! We went to the Ski Country place at Sugar Mountain. THEY are helpful. These people are unprofessional!
0
Votes
debstock
July 22, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Kory G | Reviewed this property |
I would certainly sign up in advance, we took the 11am rafting trip and it was great. Back in time for a nice dinner in Banner Elk too
1
Vote