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About Us

About Us

About the shop

We are proud to be a family owned and operated outfitter offering river tubing, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. In addition to our whitewater canoe and kayak adventures, we’ve also just introduced guided whitewater rafting as our newest service.* We are fully prepared to get you and everyone you know out for a great time on the wild and beautiful Cape Fear River. We offer safety briefings for all trips and have all necessary safety equipment to ensure you are as prepared as possible to enjoy your time on the river. Top-notch equipment is offered for our customers, a vast majority of which is brand new every season! Our employees are true professionals at delivering an outstanding customer service experience for every visitor, every time. And don’t worry if you’ve got a large group of folks: we have plenty of equipment to accommodate large crowds whether you are tubing, kayaking or canoeing. Our self-guided river trips vary from simple, no-fuss flat-water family outings to full day whitewater expeditions. We also have two-day canoe camping river trips! Come get up-close and personal with the abundant wildlife, living history, and beautiful scenery of our Cape Fear River.

* Possible only at certain water levels. Check for updates on our webpage and Facebook.

About the owner

CFRA owner

Hi! My name is Ilia, I'm the owner and operator of Cape Fear River Adventures, and I love it!

In summer of 2012 I was fortunate enough to acquire Cape Fear River Adventures, and from there the adventure had begun. It was supposed to be a weekend gig to keep my mind fresh, but turns out businesses don't work that way... I love the river, I love the people who come to enjoy it, and I love spreading the word about it! Stop on by, I'm always happy to help in any way or just chat about the river!

I have extensive experience paddling the river, using a variety of equipment from paddle boards to kayaks and canoes to whitewater rafts. On the rare occasion I get to guide whitewater trips and I also teach intro to kayaking classes. But most of my time is spent running the business: anything from every day operations of carrying boats and driving vans, to hiring employees, creating and updating the website, managing social media, building boat racks, going to conferences and on and on...

Come on down and I hope to meet you in person! Any questions, concerns, suggestions or ideas always feel free to contact me directly!



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