Welcome to Cape Fear River Adventures!



River Activities

Experience Fun Kayaking, Canoeing and River Tubing Trips Near Raleigh, Fayetteville, Durham, and Charlotte, NC

Adventure is around every corner when you choose Cape Fear River Adventures for your next exciting experience. We offer various river activities for individuals, families, and groups that will fit every sense of adventure, from canoe rentals and paddle boarding to river tubing and kayak rentals, all close to Raleigh, Fayetteville, Durham, and Charlotte, NC. We’re dedicated to helping you make memories that will last a lifetime through unique river experiences that are fun for the whole family.

As you browse through our website, you will find an extensive list of river adventures to give you the unique experience you’re looking for. Whether you want to spend a few hours on the water having fun or book one of our excursions that lasts a day or two, we have something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. We offer adventures that include:





Guided Trips and Classes

While we offer rentals that let you explore yourself, we also offer adventure options that are ideal for individuals who need a little extra help. Sign up for one of our guided rafting trips to see the area from a new perspective. We also offer lessons for paddle boarding, kayaking, and more. We’re conveniently located close to Raleigh, Fayetteville, Durham, and Charlotte, NC, making our river adventures the ideal solution if you’re looking for something unique to add to your time away.



About Us



Welcome to Cape Fear River Adventures! We are passionate about sharing our love for paddling and the outdoors with our community and visitors alike! We offer Lazy River Tubing and rental of Canoes, Kayaks and Paddle Boards! Covering 25 miles of the river with trips from 1 hour to 2 days, flat or whitewater, we have adventures for curious beginners on up to the seasoned outdoorsman! We also teach kayaking and paddle board classes, offer guided whitewater trips in rafts or whitewater kayaks, do paddle board yoga , sunset paddles , river cleanup and other events!
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Trip and River Info

Current Trips Status *

river tubing

kayaking/canoeing/sup'ing

Easy Paddle: Faster paddle due to stronger current
* The actual trip conditions and/or paddling experience might vary.

River News

as of 5/19/2024
Hello river friends! We are offering our Easy Paddle today, 2-mile downstream trip in canoes, kayaks, or paddle boards! Other trips are not available because of the high flow.
We project to have good flow and offering all trips for Memorial Day Weekend!

River Gauge Reading

River Level: 4.65 ft
River Flow: 4230 cfs
Reading Time: 5/19/24 12:00 PM


River Calendar

Hours, Events, Classes, Guided Paddles



Sat 5/25/24 10am: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

Sun 6/9/24 9am: Kayaking River Safety & Rescue

Sat 6/29/24 10am: Intro to Kayaking Class

Sat 7/6/24 10am: Intro to Kayaking Class

Sat 7/27/24 10am: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

Sat 8/3/24 9am: Kayaking River Safety & Rescue

Sun 8/4/24 10am: Intro to Kayaking Class

Sat 9/14/24 10am: Intro to Kayaking Class



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