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Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours

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Address: 49 Cantrell Drive, Fayetteville, WV 25840
Phone Number: +1 304-877-8235
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Cantrell Ultimate Rafting is a family owned and operated West Virginia...

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting is a family owned and operated West Virginia company situated near the village of Fayetteville and the village of Hinton and the best whitewater rafting on the east coast.

Cantrell guides are some of the finest in the industry and the customer service is the best! We will give you the highest quality trip possible, not the highest price – this is our guarantee!

We have 2 locations in the New River Gorge Region. Out of Fayetteville, WV you can come and visit us at our Gatewood River Access basecamp we have cabins with private hot tubs, rustic cabins, R.V. camping with full hook-ups, bathhouse and onsite laundry facilities and our popular 35th Star Grill & Pub where you can enjoy some of the best entertainment in the region every weekend. Our trips out of this location range from mild to wild whitewater, so if your group is mixed this would be the best destination for you. This location is also perfect for accessing beginner to advanced hiking and biking trails; gravity ziplines to tree-top canopy tours; ATV adventures and a new area attraction - BridgeWalk.

From our Hinton location we offer a nice mild family trip that is just right for beginners and gives you a small taste of white water. This location is close to Bluestone State Park and Pipestem Resort State Park.

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If you want an awesome, clean campground this is the place for you. The owner Nancy is wonderful! We have camped here four times this year and we will never camp anywhere else!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

If you want an awesome, clean campground this is the place for you. The owner Nancy is wonderful! We have camped here four times this year and we will never camp anywhere else!!

Thank glock43
Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My wife and I, first timers to rafting, went on a beginner's expedition with Stacey as our guide. The instructions were rather intimidating and we were fearful, bordering on backing out. But we got out there. Stacey took us through class 4 and class 5 rapids, and it was so exciting and fun. We are going to make this an... More 

Thank John J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Let me first say if I could rank higher than a five I would. My friends and I were greeted with warm smiles as soon as we arrived at base camp, our tents were already set up but there were no foam pads in them. Nancy the owner had someone run up to the local store to get us some.... More 

Thank Rachel F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We took a day trip down the Lower Gauley last weekend and had the time of our lives. Stacey and Duncan manned our raft. They know the river like the back of their hands. They shared great stories, local history and, of course, everything we needed to know as beginning rafters. Shortly after putting in, we passed a clump of... More 

Thank cathi v
Summersville, West Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Fantastic whitewater outfitter! Cantrell's is the last remaining small, family owned rafting outfitter in the area and truly gives you a more personalized, unique experience than the cookie cutter experience you get with the larger commercial outfitters in the area. My family/friend group has rafted with Cantrell's for the last 3 seasons and have had a great trip every single... More 

2 Thank Blake E
Winterville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Cantrell was a great experience. If you are looking for white water rafting, this trip really could not have been any better. We drove up from North Carolina and went 2 days on the river, Friday and Saturday. Too-Tall Terry, Fish and DanCo were my favorite guides. I did get wet, fell of the raft at Pillow Rock, but made... More 

Thank Darren D
Floyd, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Some friends and I made a day trip from Virginia to raft the Upper Gauley. Cantrells made the trip very enjoyable. The trip went very smooth, and we even got beer after getting out of the river! Gotta hydrate!! Our guide was Phish/Fish. He was awesome, I don't think we could've got a better guide. He drove us through those... More 

Thank Shane E
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Having been to several of the white water adventures in the area I have to say that Cantrell's has been the best. Their prices are fair. Their service is exceptional. The rafting guides were friendly, educated on the area no just the river and were there to give us the best experience not just get us down the river. Our... More 

1 Thank VenoIII
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We came in with a large group where some of us had never been rafting and others had some experience. The whole staff, from owners to guides, was great all weekend! My guide, Eddie Munroe, was awesome. Not only did we have a great time laughing with him, but he also knew a lot of history about the river that... More 

Thank Shane524
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We had an amazing experience at Cantrell's. Eddie Monroe is a fantastic river guide! He not only gave us a wonderful rafting experience, he also has a wealth of knowledge about the area and its history. This was our first time white water rafting, and Stacy and her crew made it exciting and fun. Thank you Cantrell's!!! We will definitely... More 

Thank Joelle F

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