#11 of 22 Boone Things To Do

River & Earth Adventures

River & Earth Adventures: Fun For Everyone Adventures
Staff Score:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you are looking for a challenging, fun for everyone, adventure with an outstanding, breathtaking view, River & Earth Adventure team is for you. We’re talking, out of the ordinary outdoor experiences that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you are looking for rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, tubing or caving, or all of the above, this place will not disappoint.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

There’s a reason River & Earth Adventures in Boone, North Carolina is rated number one on Trip Advisor for more than 10 years and counting! People love their approach to outdoor adventures and so will you. They deliver and exceed your wildest expectations! If you are looking for a challenging, fun for everyone, adventure with an outstanding, breathtaking view, River & Earth Adventure team is for you. We’re talking, out of the ordinary outdoor experiences that will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you are looking for rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, tubing or caving, or all of the above, this place will not disappoint. Just like their team of expert guides, every piece of equipment used is top of the line, providing you with an out-of-this-world and safe, memory. You’re in good hands here. The great thing about booking an adventure with River & Earth adventure is their team of experts loves the great outdoors. They live, breathe and work, adventure each and every day and want to share their passion with you.

As a matter of fact, they go the extra mile to make your experience the best ever. They have thought of everything including transporting you in their passenger vans and school buses.  Owners, and adventure enthusiasts, Laura Mallard and Grant Seldomridge, are both educated, experienced and total experts in everything outdoors. Laura is a geologist and teaches at a local university and Grant has multiple certifications. You’re totally in good hands here. Their mission is to explore, have a fun education and share the wonders of the High Country,” with their guests. This place is different than other area outfitters because the guides are also the owners! They also focus on the educational aspects, so everyone on the adventure will walk away learning something about the activity, the area with a touch of history. Don’t worry, it’s far from boring. Knowing where it all began is fascinating and adds an extra element to the fun.

Go caving and learn about the science of underground cave formation and local geology from a trained geologist! Take plenty of pictures of this natural phenomenon.  Afterward, consider hitting the Watauga River for an absolutely energizing rafting experience like no other. Book a hike and casually see the scenes and learn about them along the way. If you simply want to enjoy a leisurely canoe ride to catch up and have a relaxing ride, they have that too. Or go all in and book the premier full-day high adventure wilderness whitewater rafting experience featuring nine miles of gorgeous wilderness in the Pisgah National Forest. Whatever your fitness level and activity you prefer, they will custom create one that is perfect for you.

River & Earth Adventure’s main headquarters is in Boone, but has expanded and is now booking adventures in Elizabethtown, Marshall, and Todd North Carolina, and as far as Elizabethton, TN.

Insider Tip:
River and Earth Adventure’s primary booking season runs from May to October, but they also offer customized winter activities. Gift cards for birthdays, anniversaries, graduation and special occasions are available.