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Endless River Adventures

Endless River Adventures has been shaking up the industry with our vision, innovation, commitment to community involvement and focus on family fun since 1993. We offer quality white water adventure vacations in western North Carolina, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

Our North Carolina headquarters is strategically based alongside the Nantahala River, outside Bryson City, NC – the epicenter for multi-sport outdoor vacations near the Smoky Mountain National Park. We are your complete outdoor destination for whitewater rafting, white water kayak instruction, guided fly fishing, and an Outfitters Store specializing in whitewater kayaking and fly fishing equipment.

Internationally, we offer adventure vacations in Costa Rica and Ecuador that include white water kayaking trips, whitewater rafting, bird watching and amazonia fly fishing.

No matter how you choose to enjoy the outdoors, we want to share our passion with you. Join us today for your best adventure yet.

We so appreciate being part of your experience on the river - and the memories that you share with your friends and family!!! Thank you so much King Family!!! It’s great to have you part of our family for all these years and more to come!! #gorafting #nantahala #familythatplaystogetherstaystogether #getoutside ...

We welcome in the dog days of summer with a special message from Misty Lou: dont forget to pack your pup’s pfd for time on the water. #nrs #dogpfd #dogdaysofsummer ...

Best Father’s Day present is spending time together. #fathersday #getontheriver #getoutside #dadsday ...

It’s the last full weekend of Class IV+ Cheoah River this weekend. And we will be there!! Final Cheoah days for 2021 will be Oct. 09 and Nov 12. #classivwhitewater #cheoah #southeasternrivers #getoutside #wnc ...

We can help you escape the summer heat!! Come play with us on the Nantahala River!! #getoutside #escapetheheat #summerfun #rivertime #duckys #nantahala Photo by @hannahgroves_mediahouse ...

Let’s get young people outside. Exploring nature. Using their imagination. Leaving electronics behind. #ecosplash #getoutside #explorenature Thank you for helping us make this happen @mainspringconserves ...

What we should all be doing in life!! #goforit #bellyflop #ecosplash #kidsoutdoors #beakid ...

Welcoming in the new owners and family of @nantahala_log_cabin_lodge to our community. You make us a better place!! #828isgreat #wnccommunity #takesatribe #nantahala ...

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Reviews

    star rating  Fantastic time. Hannah and Rose were amazing guides that absolutely love what they do.

    Little mix up with the info we were given about starting points... read more

    EmperorMenthu
    6/08/2021

    star rating  Had a blast rafting down the Nantahala in mid-December with our fantastic guide, Neal. With the included wetsuits the cold was not a problem and the trip exceeded our expectations.... read more

    Leisa B
    12/13/2020

    star rating  We had an amazing time and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. Thanks Hannah!! Neal was our guide and he was so knowledgeable about the area. He... read more

    stpetelisa
    11/10/2020

Available Adventures

Whitewater Rafting

We raft three of the best rivers in the southeast: the Nantahala, Ocoee and Cheoah Rivers. Based just outside of Bryson City, near the Smoky Mountain National Park.  we offer family rafting for kids seven years old and up, as well as advanced rivers up to Class IV+ for the more adventurous.

Kayak Instruction

Our renowned paddling program offers custom kayak instruction from beginner fundamentals to advanced technique.  Our focus is on you learning to roll your kayak, improving stroke work, and advanced moves for stepping up your game.  We are permitted for instruction on the Nantahala, Ocoee and Cheoah Rivers, and use all the creeks and rivers in western North Carolina as our classroom. 

Fly Fishing

For guided float trips, wade trips or introductory fly fishing instruction, our location offers some of the most diverse fishing opportunities .  We guide a variety of rivers and streams with brook, brown and rainbow trout and warm water streams with small-mouth bass. Endless River Adventures is permitted through the U.S. Forest Service for guided float trips on the tailwater section of the Nantahala River.