North Carolina River Riders in Ronda, NC offers trips on the Yadkin River from May to October. Sit back in a tube, kayak, inflatable tracker or canoe and float on one of the longest, most picturesque waterways in the state. The river is located just an hour away from the North of Charlotte and West of Winston-Salem, which makes it accessible to anyone around the area


Our Mission

Our team is dedicated to 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.


Who We Are

We are a family-owned business dedicated to promoting land conservation and wildlife education. For more than 30 years, we have been focusing on white-water river training and safety.

Why Travel With Us

Gear and Transportation Service

Gear and Transportation Service

Gear and Transportation Service

At North Carolina River Riders, we offer tubes, kayaks, canoes, and inflatable trackers. We also provide our guests with a personal flotation device (PFD) and a shuttle service to and from the river. Let us share our experience and knowledge of the river and the beautiful Yadkin Valley will do the rest. 

Amazing Group Packages

Gear and Transportation Service

Gear and Transportation Service

Take advantage of our package deals for groups of 10 or more. These are perfect for friends, families, summer camps, wedding parties, sports teams, and outings, as well as religious and scout groups. There are also a lot of activities that are good for all ages and just require a little or even no experience at all. 

Memorable Downtown Trip

Gear and Transportation Service

Memorable Downtown Trip

In addition to the refreshing trip to the river, you can enjoy scenic cycling as well as visiting numerous hiking trails, wineries, farmer’s markets, restaurants, and local culture around Elkin, which is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For more information on things to do in the Yadkin Valley, check out the region’s website today. 


What to Wear

To have an enjoyable and safe adventure, we encourage you to have proper footwear with straps around the heel. Flip-flops are not permitted. 

What Not to Bring

As part of our effort of preserving the beauty and cleanliness of the area, bringing Styrofoam and Glass is strictly prohibited. You can bring coolers and rent one of our Cooler Tubes. Don't have a cooler? No problem. We also rent Floating Coolers as well. 

Get in Touch

North Carolina River Riders is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Travel departures can be customized. For more information or trip reservations, call us at (336) 244-6220 today! 

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