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Rafting in the Smokies

3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753
800-776-7238
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting, family float trips, ziplines, a challenging ropes course, horseback riding,... more » Owner description: Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting, family float trips, ziplines, a challenging ropes course, horseback riding, and a Geocache location. VACATION PACKAGES FOR AFFORDABLE SMOKY MOUNTAIN FUN! Come play with us and then enjoy the rest of your day on our Family Adventure Island with complimentary picnic tables, grills, walking trail, and family playground. We are a one-stop-adventure-shop serving ages 3 and up. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. 34 years of rafting experience. Restrictions may apply. Raft with the best: Rafting in the Smokies! « less
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is our second time rafting, first with this company and had a great time! Chris Allen (?) (Matt Damon's lil brother) was our guide and was just wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the water, safety, the area, everything! Look forward to going back next year! Will definitely be booking with them!

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a first for our group and we had a great time, largely due to our experienced and fun guide, Chris. He really does resemble Matt Damon! :-) I'll definitely be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Zach was our guide.. Since this was our first time rafting..He clearly explained the dos and don'ts. He was friendly. Even when I fell in class 4 rapid once he calmly approached it and pulled me in.. Overall first rafting experience was really great !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Absolutely a wonderful experience with our families. Ask for Valerie Armstrong to be your guide. Exhilarating rafting trip in the beautiful mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family of seven had a blast with Chris (Matt Damon's lil bro). He was awesome, I would recommend this place to anyone!!!!

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Northwestern, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went ziplining and did a family float with Rafting in the Smokies. Did a lot of research to select a company and chose them due to all of the great reviews. We'd never been ziplining before and were excited but nervous while getting ready (well except for our 8 year old who was ready to run and jump as... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

After reviewing several rafting sites "Rafting in the Smokies" won by a majority family vote. Well, we made the right decision. Our family was assigned "Chris" as a guide. He informed us of the safety rules, how to follow his lead and what to expect on the family float. We were thrilled! Chris made our seven member crew: ages 6... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I studied the various rafting companies by reading online reviews and selected this one. I was not disappointed! My wife and I did the upper river trip and loved it. I must admit that I kind of pulled my wife into this trip as she thought it could be a bit more than her thrill tolerance would allow. While the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We did the family float. It was a beautiful and fun trip. The kids felt safe and we looked forward to entering the little rapids and were wishing for more by the trips end. Our guide Elliot was very friendly and funny but I was most impressed by his knowledge and skills in guiding our raft. He made sure we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were staying in the Smokies for my cousin's wedding. There were 21 of us taking this white water rafting trip together. Our guide, Chris Fortner, was the absolute best guide on the river!! I will admit, after reading the liability waiver, I was petrified. I made a video to my kids in case something happened. Fortner made this the... More

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