North Carolina River Riders

Tubing, Kayaking, Canoeing on the Yadkin River, Near Elkin, NC

​​Only an hour north of Charlotte and west of Winston-Salem, North Carolina River Riders offers trips on the Yadkin River May through October. ​Sit back in tube, kayak, or canoe and float on the one of North Carolina's longest, most picturesque rivers. The Yadkin’s blend of leisurely stretches and whitewater clips make for perfect afternoon on the water. 

At North Carolina River Riders, we offer tubes, kayaks, and canoes for single​ trips or an all day pass. ​We provide the personal flotation device (PFD) and a shuttle. All you have to do is show up and enjoy! Let us share our experience and knowledge of the river and the beautiful Yadkin Valley will do the rest. 

Make a day of your trip to Elkins. ​​Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, visitors can enjoy numerous hiking trails, wineries, scenic cycling, farmers markets, restaurants and local culture. For more information on things to do in the Yadkin Valley, check out 

North Carolina River Riders

Open Daily

Trips Departing 10 am -3 pm

Custom Trip Departures Available

Give us a call to reserve your trip now!

North Carolina River Riders offers package deals for groups of 10 or more. Perfect for friends, families, wedding parties, religious and scout groups, sports teams and outings. 

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Our mission statement and guiding principles produce top quality results with safety first.

Mission Statement:

North Carolina River Riders, is dedicated in creating cherished, lifelong memories by providing safe experiences that exceed our guests expectations.

Our Guiding Principles:

We support a fun yet professional staff that fosters respect and appreciation for the rivers in North Carolina. Our major objective is to maintain and protect the environment we cherish.