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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.

When you’ve been to Ecuador as many times as Mary (10?) You know breakfast is huevos revueltos and gringos revueltos for river time!! #quijos #getspicy #kayakecuador #gringosrevueltos #daggercode ...

Rather than candy, we encourage friends to bring Spanish English books and crafts to share with the kids near the river. Thanks to the community that pitched in and donated!! #giveback #whitewaterismagic #community ...

It was a melding of family here at the @rioquijosecolodge for Christmas Dinner. The way it should be!! #feliznavidad ...

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    star rating  We had an incredible time! This was the first rafting experience for most of my family, and we were a little nervous having two children as part of the trip.... read more

    Kristina M
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Our rafting guides, Mark and Josh, were no-nonsense, very good guides. Although I've done a fair bit of white water paddling in my younger days, including one other raft trip... read more

    Ted B
    September 7, 2021

    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

    John S
    June 1, 2021

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.