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Rolling Thunder River Company - Private Adventures

10160 Highway 19 West, NC 28713
800-408-7238
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Type: Water sports
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Rolling Thunder River Company has provided exceptional river trips for over 34 years. The family-friendly Nantahala River in western North Carolina... more » Owner description: Rolling Thunder River Company has provided exceptional river trips for over 34 years. The family-friendly Nantahala River in western North Carolina has become a favorite river for hundreds of thousands of rafters each season. « less
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North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We recently rafted with our family of four, our 2 girls are ages 8 and 11. We felt very safe and never felt out of control. Nick was our guide and really catered to our desire to have fun and get wet. He helped us expertly guide the raft over, around and off of rocks and boulders making for great... More

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have gone down the rapids before with another company. The guides were knowledgeable and competent, but we were rushed. Was not able to go down the river at our own pace, but had to make sure we caught "our" bus. With the other company, we were able to go down as we pleased and just catch the nest bus... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a great guide, Skip, who was friendly, knowledgeable and funny. He was also very good at guiding a raft. We had a lot of fun with young kids doing this for the first time ever. Do note there is a minimum age (I think it was 7) so kids younger than that will not be able to go.... More

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great time with great guides. They were very helpful and played along with 14 women who had never done this before.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I felt at ease with my kids while the guide did most of the boat work, that honestly we didn't know how to do. They have showers too! So when you get back you don't have to go home smelling like fish!

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Ocoee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We took the unguided trip with three grandkids... 7, 10 and 14! We had so much fun, guides were adventurous and polite, the whole staff very friendly and professional! We will go back next year, maybe the water will not be so cold!!! Yeah, right!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We were with our two college age daughters in the Carolina's in August and wanted to try whitewater rafting. We picked Rolling Thunder River Company and went with a guide. Awesome day,we all would go back in a heartbeat. Our guide was Boomer, a great guide makes the difference between a day on the river and a wonderful experience- ours... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Great company, well organized, everyone was super friendly and helpful. The price was reasonable. Our guide was Fancy, she was friendly,knowledgeable ,and made everyone feel at ease. The river is very cold,48° so be prepared. They do have splash jackets available for no charge. The river is fairly mild with few Class II and 1 Class III at the end,... More

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Woodway, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Could not have made a beautiful day on the river more enjoyable. Tyler was an excellent guide. The bus trip was fun and entertaining. My family can't wait to get back there next summer to do this again. Will be hard not to make this a two day portion of our vacation instead of just the one.

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We read all the reviews we could find for rafting companies before booking! Finally it came down to who had the coolest name in the Gorge! Rolling Thunder won with our family. I'm so glad these guys were the pick! Everybody was so engaging, even the people in the office. We had fun from the moment we stepped on the... More

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