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Wildwater Nantahala - Rafting Adventures

10345 Hwy 74 W, NC 28713
+1 866-319-8870
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: At the Nantahala, Wildwater is the original outfitter for the Raft & Rail excursion, and also offers Jeep Tours, raft and inflatable kayak rentals,fully guided whitewater rafting trips and zipline canopy tours with Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours. For a multi-day experience, Wildwater Nantahala also offers group lodging and unique Yurt lodging at Falling Waters Resort across the street from our Nantahala Adventure Center. Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, the first zipline canopy tour in Western NC, is also located on the Falling Waters property. Family owned and operated since 1971, Wildwater is the only company to offer a Quality Service Guarantee. Wildwater offers over 15 different trips on four different rivers in the Southeast.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My sisters and I visited the Great Smokey Mountain area the week of October 21st 2014. While enjoying the fall colors and all the beauty of this season we decided to become adventurous and booked a day with Wildwaters. The three of us are over 65 and grew up in a small town in Florida on the Steinhatchee River. We... More

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Bunn, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just got back from a trip to the Smoky Mountains near Bryson City! My daughter and I went zip lining with this company! Lujon and Liz were awesome! Zip lining with these tour guides was a wonderful experience! First time for my daughter and I and we loved it! Lujon was quite the character! He could be a comedian! Liz... More

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Rockledge, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Following an enjoyable train ride, Tom greeted my daughter and I w/warm jackets and his jeep.. We really enjoyed the hidden beauty of the Smokys. Tom took us to absolutely stunning views and we learned so much about the locals and how they live.. He taught us about the history of so many historical homes, abandoned & still resided in... More

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was the best money we spent the entire weekend. Three hours of amazing sights and lots of local history thanks to our great guide Mr. Crawford. Highly recommended if you visit the area.

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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My daughters 11/14 and I reserved with Wildwater. We had a fantastic trip. We stayed warm wearing nylon yoga pants. Do not wear cotton. Wet suits are available but if you go on a pretty sunny day I don't think you need one. Michael was our guide. He was great! Great personality, great jokes, and he talked about fun facts... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Good guide who explained everything well. Water was lower than I expected with lower class rapids. Beautiful fall day and even though water was cold I stayed warm enough to enjoy entire trip. Lunch at halfway point was changed to after the trip but it worked out fine.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A group of 25 of us had a wonderful time rafting for 2 hours. The water was cold but the air was warm enough to not be real cold. Our guide asked if we wanted a smooth ride or rough ride and we chose the rough one. He has the raft spinning around and bouncing off rocks. What a blast.... More

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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A long week-end mountain trip included a whitewater trip down the Nantahala River. A friend recommended Wildwater and it was a great recommendation. Our guide, Blake, was one of the best guides I have every used. He made the river fun and kept the our young boys entertained. He wanted to make the trip a good experience regardless of the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went with 2 other couples on this adventure. It was my first time but not for most of the group. BEN was the best guide!! We laughed so much. I was really worried about falling out of the raft but somehow we all managed to stay in!! Mostly it was due to Ben's knowledge and experience on the water!... More

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

With just 4 of us going for a quick weekend away, this rafting trip was one of the best we've ever done. Our guide, Blake, no doubt made the trip what it was: seriously fun! He was entertaining and a clearly professional guide who knew how to make the the most out of the Nantahala. We appreciated his humor and... More

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