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Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip provided by Rafting in the Smokies

Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip

Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip
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UPPER SECTION (Pigeon River) The Big Pigeon River boasts twelve class III and three class IV whitewater thrilling rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies professional river guides, you'll be escorted down five miles of lively whitewater, rafting through class III & IV rapids such as "Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide."
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • UPPER SECTION (Pigeon River) The Big Pigeon River boasts twelve class III and three class IV whitewater thrilling rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies professional river guides, you'll be escorted down five miles of lively whitewater, rafting through class III & IV rapids such as "Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide." The scenery surrounding the Pigeon River is just as breath-taking as the rapids. Skirted by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest and the Appalachian Trail, the Pigeon has carved its rocky riverbed through some of the most dramatic country in East Tennessee. No Experience Necessary - Minimum age: 8 years old or 70 lbs. - Features 1 ½ hr of spectacular whitewater.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • UPPER SECTION (Pigeon River) The Big Pigeon River boasts twelve class III and three class IV whitewater thrilling rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies professional river guides, you'll be escorted down five miles of lively whitewater, rafting through class III & IV rapids such as "Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide." The scenery surrounding the Pigeon River is just as breath-taking as the rapids. Skirted by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest and the Appalachian Trail, the Pigeon has carved its rocky riverbed through some of the most dramatic country in East Tennessee. No Experience Necessary - Minimum age: 8 years old or 70 lbs. - Features 1 ½ hr of spectacular whitewater.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 230533P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided rafting trip with Helmet, personal flotation devise, and paddles
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service Animals are allowed on property but not in rafts.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided rafting trip with Helmet, personal flotation devise, and paddles
Departure details
  • 3595 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service Animals are allowed on property but not in rafts.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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bncmagee
Tonawanda, NY8 contributions
Best attraction near Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Sep 2021
This was by far the best activity we participated in while staying in Gatlinburg. Being a "senior" I had some trepidation going on it but went anyway. My husband and I both wanted to go back and do it again once we completed it. It was awesome. The guide was great. We paid for pictures and I had a slight difficulty in accessing them correctly but after contacting them a week later they were able to re-send them in a format that was more user-friendly for me. The whole experience was great all the way around.
Written October 18, 2021
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DayTrip230871
1 contribution
Fun times with Captain Dan
Sep 2021 • Friends
We were a party of four seniors trying the Upper River for our first rafting trip. Bless our guide, Captain Dan, we know he had to work extra hard with this bunch! He was so much fun and gave us the ride of our lives! All of the guides were funny and fun to be around. Highly recommend this company!!!
Written September 21, 2021
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Natalie W
Dana Point, CA1 contribution
Knowledgeable Rafting Company
Sep 2021 • Family
This company was awesome. The guides were funny and also knowledgable. Our guide Daniel was great! This was our first time white water rafting and I would trust this company again.
Written September 12, 2021
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Brenda D
Gilbert, AZ3 contributions
AZ Gals Rafting Trip!
For 4 “mature” women, this experience was thrilling. We felt safe the whole trip. Our guide Chip was seasoned and full of stories and information. He made the trip fun and interactive. I really liked that we participated in the ride and not just a passenger. The whole operation was smooth, professional and fun! I would highly recommend this company and Chip!!
Written September 4, 2021
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Nishant S
3 contributions
A memorable experience...
Aug 2021 • Family
Myself, my son and the extended family of 4 had a great experience. Lomez was a charm, very friendly and interactive with us. All kids had fun and felt great comfort in his safe hands. Looking forward to a follow-up session sometime soon. Thanks you for the sweet memories team ❤
Written August 28, 2021
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Caitlyn
2 contributions
Awesome!
Patrick was an awesome guide! I don’t have much experience with whitewater rafting, but it was easy to catch on. I had so much fun!
Written August 25, 2021
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Cory M
1 contribution
Great time
Aug 2021 • Couples
Had Cody as our rafting guide. Very fun to go with and knew what to do! Was great to talk to. Would recommend to all.
Written August 24, 2021
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Peter L
6 contributions
Better than expected
Aug 2021 • Family
You get what you want. Wild white water and great staff to serve you. The best guy is Chip =) I was there with my 11 yo son. Lots of fun & adrenalin
Written August 20, 2021
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Tom M
Slidell, LA1 contribution
Pigeon River Rafting, awesome guides...thanks Dale and Kristen. River was high and running. The trip was a lot shorter than I e
Our guide Dale was awesome. Gave concise, easy to follow directions that even those new to rafting could follow. Thanks
Written August 19, 2021
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William T
Marshfield, MO4 contributions
Dale was a tremendous guide with a knowledge and understanding of the river that was unparalleled!
Aug 2021
Dale was friendly and performed his job with superiority. I never worried about the teenagers that I brought along because I knew as long as they listened and followed instructions they would be safe and have fun. Had fun they did!
Written August 7, 2021
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335mohank
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Choose your guide if you could
We were group of 7 people with 3 kids, We were on 2:20 PM trip Aug 26th 2021. Right from the beginning our guide d
connie83brown
connie83brown
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A must try!
First time rafting and it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend doing it if you visit the area! Hou
666sharraw
666sharraw
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Awesome adventure
Dale was our guide for My son and I first time, My fiancé has rafted before. We had an excellent time, I truly thin
lakesarah
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Natural Beauty and Tech-Free Family Fun
We did the Lower Pigeon Family Float and absolutely loved it. There were three of us in the group, including one 6-
AlexW421
AlexW421
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My kids will never forget this adventure!
We did this float with their guide Lorhan (pronounced "Lauren")... she was a hoot! My daughters had the best time w
CharlieJoseph21
CharlieJoseph21
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Outstanding
Sarah was an outstanding guide and guest relations rep. The scenery is outstanding. It was a very safe and really f
Venture54322109327
Venture54322109327
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Perfect summer vacation !
So beyond fun! There are 6 zip lines & each are better than the previous 1. Steven (one of the crew members) was su
Navigator672438
Navigator672438
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Lower and zipline
We just finished a day outing at Rafting in the Smokies! Pros: They are very organized, activities are on time, wi
88randalll
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WOW SO MUCH FUN !!
All the rough water areas and our guide Cam he was very informative..great guy with my family and grandkids
355snafum
355snafum
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Spectacular rafting in the smokies
After 6 hours on the road coming to the Gatlinburg area, we decided to go white water rafting prior to checking in
Mpm1987
Mpm1987
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Great Experience!!
We had an absolutely fantastic time. Heather was our guide and we could not be happier with her! She was knowledgea
DaBearsWISC
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Good for families with smaller children
We have 2 children under 10 and this was excellent for them. Not much rapids, but that was ok. Several times you
SarahEM716
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Don’t walk, RUN from this place!
Good lord, people, do not go rafting with these folks. Unless you are desperate to have a horrible time, and in tha
Janet C
Janet C
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Wonderful rafting trip
We really enjoyed our white water rafting trip with Rafting in the Smokies. We appreciated, during these COVID time
Sameena74
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Great for beginners!
Really enjoyed our Lower Pigeon trip. Vince was hilarious and kept us all engaged. Highly recommend this trip for b
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