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Rafting in the Smokies

813 East Parkway (321 North), Gatlinburg, TN 37753
800-776-7238
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Ranked #2 of 28 activities in Gatlinburg
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Our group of four went rafting with kerly as our tour guide. He was nice and very knowledgeable of the water and rafting. The trip was enjoyable and he even helped us take pictures.

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minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend this business if you want to go rafting. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They made accommodations to make this work for people with disabilities. Our guide was "Taco" and he could not have been a nicer guy. He made sure that everything was smooth and safe for our family float trip.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great time rafting the upper Pigeon River with guide Barnabas. Was very informative about the river, the hidden rocks, and some humor in as well. This was my families first rafting experience and will be a good memory in ears to come. Thanks guys for a fun trip, and a love of white water! James from Hillsborough NC

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Fair Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our family of 4 (kids ages 10 and 14) had a great time on the family float trip. It was a good first trip for the 14 year old to get a taste of rafting. Our guide Elliott was friendly, informative and somewhat funny. (Sorry Elliot). LOL

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our first guide, Chris Young was excellent. Friendly, funny, informative for all ages on our boat. Instructed us so well that we had an awesome experience for our first ever rafting trip. So much so we decided to do the more challenging trip. Our second guide, Ben (?) not so much. Out of 7 rafters, 4 were thrown from the... More

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Chili, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

First time whitewater rafting and it was a GREAT, FUN experience. We drove out to Hartford, TN north of Gatlinburg to partake in an adventure of a lifetime. Once called for our departure time, we joined a dozen or so other groups for boat assignments (max of 6 to a raft plus guide, bigger groups split accordingly). The fun started... More

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newton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Had a great time guides are experienced and funny. We tookthe 3 and 4 rapids and it was good for thisethat went with no prior rafting experienceand those that had been on several rafting trips . we did the raftand zip line combo good price.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Brought four kids (ages 8 to 16) and we all had an incredible time. One of the best bargains in the Smoky Mountains (except for seeing the free National Park!) We will definitely go back again.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had a blast. Me and my 2 preschool aged kids took a trip out for some rafting! We had a blast. The other family backed out and our guide, Big Rick, did a great job with just a small group. Thanks for the fun ride!

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Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Took our family kids ages 9, 13, 15, and 20 to zip line and whitewater raft. It was their first time. Everyone had a great experience and didn't want our day to be over. Our guide for the rafting was Joey and he was terrific. He made our trip fun and memorable and made us all feel safe. Thanks for... More

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