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Rolling Thunder River Company - Private Adventures

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Address: 10160 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone Number: 800-408-7238
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Description: Rolling Thunder River Company has provided exceptional river trips for...
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.
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Rafting the Nantahala

White water rafting - If you've never experienced it then you are missing out! It is a mixture of a workout, playtime, adventure, and sightseeing. The river itself is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

White water rafting - If you've never experienced it then you are missing out! It is a mixture of a workout, playtime, adventure, and sightseeing. The river itself is absolutely gorgeous. Lots of mountains, foliage, and clear waters. The roughest rapid is a category 3 and quite fun, especially if someone from your boat gets thrown out. Which happened to... More 

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company - Private Adventures, responded to this review

Haysit, thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience with us. Thanks for choosing Thunder! More 

Wicklow, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

we got there on the last day of the season. so we did have the luck of the irish. three irish guys never done white water rafting before,we where really green..we where told that the old boy dave was going to be your guide.when we got down to the water we meet dave, and he explained everything we had to... More 

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company - Private Adventures, responded to this review

Wow! You made our day. We love hearing that you had a great time on the river. Dave is a great guide and I am glad he gave you a ride to remember. Thank you for the review. We will look forward to seeing you on the river again. Thanks for choosing Thunder! Bobbye Miller, Owner More 

Bradenton, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is the company to use for Nantahala rafting. We booked our tour online (got a discount) and arrived the day of to check in. Front desk was extremely nice and they had a cute gift shop. We had an orientation with a really funny guide and then got our gear and headed out on the bus. The head guide... More 

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company - Private Adventures, responded to this review

Christie, thanks for the great review. We read these reviews out loud at our staff meetings each week and you should see how excited our staff gets over these reviews. They love showing you a great time on the river and they hearing your comments on it. Hope you will be able to come back next season. Bobbye Miller, Owner More 

Avondale Estates, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My family of 4 LOVED the Nantahala. We enjoyed every second of the trip. The cost was @ $20.00 cheaper pre person than the other river companies. Nick was an amazing guide. He knows the river like he was born on it. I'd highly recommend these folks for rafting. My family used another company in Columbus GA and they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Super good people and great guides! Extremely reasonable prices and a beautiful two hour ride through the mountains of North Carolina.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Seven of us braved the 48 degree waters of the Nantahala River under the expert guidance of our " captain " Nick. He showed us all the wonders of rafting, never missing the opportunity to plunge us into the biggest rapids and bounce us ( expertly ) off the many rocks and bumps along the way. Highly, highly recommended. Will... More 

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was our second rafting trip,first with rolling thunder.They were a class act from booking to the guide that took us down the river.Our guides name was Nick(highly recommend him) he was very professional!!! thanks for the ride Nick!!!

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First time Rafting anywhere and we could not have been happier with our choice. I know there are alot of choices out there, but the staff was professional from the moment we booked throughout the entire trip. We took the guide assisted and our Guide, Nick was fabulous. Thanks for a great time.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Took seven friends out, none of us who have been rafting before. Out guide, chad was super entertaining and kept it light. Had lots of info about the area and great conversation. Rapids were pretty mild but great for a first time out for everyone. Chad catered to our group who wanted a lively experience and we did rock turns... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took the unguided trip - I have some river experience and decided to work as our family's guide. My husband and I had been on guided rafting trips before, but our sons (7 & 11) were new to this. The river was a perfect level for our family and we had great fun. The pricing felt like a very... More 

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