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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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Description: 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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Wonderful!!!

We were only a party of three, but was approximately 25 people total, three rafts. I wasn't wild about the idea of doing this, but glad we did! Such a great family owned/operated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were only a party of three, but was approximately 25 people total, three rafts. I wasn't wild about the idea of doing this, but glad we did! Such a great family owned/operated business!

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Newport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are considering whitewater rafting Cantrell's is the place to go. They have it all and are great with people. Accommodating, friendly, and courteous. All of this before you even get on the water. You won't be disappointed. Our river guide, Mike Graves, was incredible. Fun, yet safe and you felt his passion and love for the outdoors. Don't... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I my motorcycle travels this summer I rarely stay anywhere more than one night and never went back to any one place except Cantrells. Found the campground on a recommendation from the local convenience store and gas station. Rode in on my Goldwing and received a warm reception got to pick my site and park in front of my tent.... More 

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Logan, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Cantrell Family and their guides were as friendly and courteous people that you would ever want to meet. When I first talked to Nancy on the telephone, she came across as a helpful friend and this, with the TripAdvisor reviews, sold me on the rafting company. When we arrived that morning we were not disappointed in our choice as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

In Fayetteville, WV you have two choices for rafting: the huge corporate resorts owned by shareholders that are purely motivated by profit or the experienced, family-owned companies that are motivated by passion and love for the river. Cantrell's is the latter and it shows from the moment you arrive till you pull out of the driveway smiling ear to ear!... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

organized- thoughtful and fun-- our guide- Adam was excellent-- great information- and a great paddler!! we felt safe and had fun-- I highly recommend we had a group of eight and we wish we would have brought a water proof camera! I did not bring water shoes or tennis shoes- but they did sell them there for fifteen dollars and... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our family of 4 (16 year old, 12 year old, 2 50+ adults) went on a rafting day trip out of Fayetteville. It was our first experience white water rafting. We like supporting smaller companies, and our experience with Cantrell's was first rate. Cantrell's is the only, or one of very few small rafting companies in WV. There was a... More 

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New Hudson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Rick at the Country River Inn recommended Cantrell's Ultimate Rafting to us. Cantrell's is the only remaining original holder of a license to raft on the river. It is a smaller family owned company, and consequently I feel our service was much better and much more personal than it would have been had we gone with one of the bigger... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is the best company to use for whitewater rafting in Fayettville West Virginia. This is a smaller, family owned business. Everyone is so nice and you feel so welcome. All of the guides have so much experience with this river that they are able to provide you with a wonderful and exciting trip down the river. And if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is the first time I have went on the annual Whitewater Rafting trip with my son's Boy Scout Troop and I was diffidently not disappointed! We had 2 rafts, and our guides Shannon and Mike were amazing! They made sure we had an awesome time! Lunch was served on the river and it was quite the spread. At the... More 

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