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“The best day of a week in the Carolina's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rolling Thunder River Company - Private Adventures

Rolling Thunder River Company - Private Adventures
10160 Highway 19 West, NC 28713
800-408-7238
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best day of a week in the Carolina's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We were with our two college age daughters in the Carolina's in August and wanted to try whitewater rafting. We picked Rolling Thunder River Company and went with a guide. Awesome day,we all would go back in a heartbeat. Our guide was Boomer, a great guide makes the difference between a day on the river and a wonderful experience- ours was the later. Very knowledgable and more importantly very fun. Abby had on makeup so Boomer may have teased her a little extra,also may have gotten a little more wet than her sister but they both loved it. Really a great day and the pictures were awesome too. Thanks. Mark,Jamie,Makena,&Abby

Visited August 2013
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Aiken, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great for Beginners/ First Timers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Great company, well organized, everyone was super friendly and helpful. The price was reasonable. Our guide was Fancy, she was friendly,knowledgeable ,and made everyone feel at ease. The river is very cold,48° so be prepared. They do have splash jackets available for no charge. The river is fairly mild with few Class II and 1 Class III at the end, which made it great for beginners. Overall, we had a great time.

Visited August 2013
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Woodway, Texas
2 reviews
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“Can't wait until our next trip to Carolina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Could not have made a beautiful day on the river more enjoyable. Tyler was an excellent guide. The bus trip was fun and entertaining. My family can't wait to get back there next summer to do this again. Will be hard not to make this a two day portion of our vacation instead of just the one.

Visited August 2013
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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Love this company! Can't wait to come back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We read all the reviews we could find for rafting companies before booking! Finally it came down to who had the coolest name in the Gorge! Rolling Thunder won with our family. I'm so glad these guys were the pick! Everybody was so engaging, even the people in the office. We had fun from the moment we stepped on the bus. I was so surprised at the one big family spirit of the whole group. We were caught off guard when Fancy(our guide) asked us what kind of ride we were looking for! We told her to show us what that stretch of the river had. So much good natured fun with her and the other raft group on our bus. One word of warning, don't think you can out paddle slash the guides. They have a lot of practice!
Can't wait to come back. We are convinced it doesn't get any better than ROLLING THUNDER!

Visited August 2013
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North carolina/Santo Domingo
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A great trip for all!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our Scout Troop traveled to Western North Carolina on a family trip to experience White Water Rafting in early August.

Rolling Thunder took great care of us from the time we showed up to the time they said good bye. The staff was fun, friendly, informative and helpful through out the entire experience. We had experienced guides for the trip, and they made the trip fun the whole time.

If you go rafting, use them!!!

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