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Wildwater Nantahala - Rafting Adventures

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Address: 10345 Hwy 74 W, Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone Number: +1 866-319-8870
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Description: At the Nantahala, Wildwater is the original outfitter for the Raft & Rail...
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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Great river for your first rafting experience

My girlfriend and I went down the Nantahala River. Very fun and easy to navigate. Our guide was great. If your in Bryson City make sure you go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I went down the Nantahala River. Very fun and easy to navigate. Our guide was great. If your in Bryson City make sure you go.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Rather tame river compared with others. Guide was great, had no trouble navigating. Beautiful area. Water was clear - we could see to the bottom.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our trip in late July was everything we had hoped for. The guides were great and organization regarding safety and comfort was super. Our 4 person group consisted of Grandpa (age 70), daughter (age 41), and grandsons age 7 and 12. Since our raft had both the oldest and youngest of the 4 rafts in our group, we were guided... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I have gone whitewater rafting before, but this was our 9 year old son's first time. It was a great trip! We enjoyed it.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Fantastic Family Fun!!! Our first time white water rafting and it did not disappoint. Rapids are rough enough for Excitement but smooth enough not to scare the kids. Our guide, Hunter, was AWESOME!! Finally, a guide that was very knowledgable about the river, the flora, and the fauna! I also felt like my family was in very good hands before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Rafting on the Nantahala is a great family trip, rapids are fun but not difficult. Our guide, Jay, was knowledgeable and made the rafting trip very enjoyable and easy for us beginner rafters. All of the Wildwater guides we met on the bus were very friendly and knowledgeable of the river and rafting to ensure everyone had a fun, safe... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

July 2015 - Second time with Wildwater Natahala. I and my two teenage sons did the single inflatable "duckies". River is just rough enough to make it really exciting. There are a few smooth sections where you can beach and skip rocks. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and personable -- even entertaining. Hot cider and cocoa at the end was a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My son and went zip lining and rafting through Wildwater. It was an all day event and well planned. Make sure to bring a GoPro or waterproof camera for rafting and a camera that you can attach to your zip lining equipment will make taking your own pictures a snap! The guides for our Zip trip were professional and knowledgeable.... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was our first time rafting and we had a blast! Wildwater makes the whole experience seamless! We were on the "honeymoon" trip (one of the couples had gotten married the previous day). Our guide, Thomas, was fantastic! He kept our kids 10,12 and 14 engaged with converstion and jokes the entire trip. He even somersaulted into the cold water... More 

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Spent the afternoon rafting down the Nantahala with our guide Ben who was excellent and knew most every part of the river. First time for several of our family members and they had a blast and got wet without being dropped into the river. Staff were all friendly and helpful and not a lot of waiting around. A well run... More 

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