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Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center

10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 866-319-8870
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Rafting Trip

We made so many great memories here and will be back soon. Brandon and Charles are the best guides... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andalusia, Alabama
via mobile
Great rafting trip

We went with these folks a few years ago and had a great time, went again this Summer and had a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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At the Nantahala, Wildwater is the original outfitter for the Raft & Rail excursion, and also offers Jeep Tours, raft and inflatable kayak rentals,fully guided whitewater rafting trips and zipline canopy tours with Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours. For a multi-day experience, Wildwater Nantahala also offers group lodging and unique Yurt lodging at Falling Waters Resort across the street from our Nantahala Adventure Center. Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, the first zipline canopy tour in Western NC, is also located on the Falling Waters property. Family owned and operated since 1971, Wildwater is the only company to offer a Quality Service Guarantee. Wildwater offers over 15 different trips on four different rivers in the Southeast.
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10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 866-319-8870
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We made so many great memories here and will be back soon. Brandon and Charles are the best guides ever!

Thank brittanybates
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went with these folks a few years ago and had a great time, went again this Summer and had a great time again. Great guides, fun trip.

Thank JohnQ7648GE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the Jeep Tour. I would suggest going while it rains because you get to see a lot more of the natural waterfalls! Great company and nice people.

Thank ChamomileAndClover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week we enjoyed a rafting trip down the Nantahala with Neil from Wildwater. While both my wife and I have been on bigger rivers, this was the first trip for our 10 and 12 year old girls...and it was perfect. Trip lasted almost 2...More

1  Thank Pabooboo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughters and I had a wonderful trip. The staff was very friendly and explained everything. This was the 1st time my girls had rafted and they can't wait to go again!

Thank Suz29681
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Bryson City for our 30th anniversary. My husband and I really enjoyed both the train ride and the jeep tour afterwards. Bill was quite informative and friendly. Also, there were only 2 other people with us, so we had a nice intimate jeep...More

Thank shauser3469
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for the rafting trip they offer and it was fantastic. The staff was very friendly and the equipment was high quality. I am not sure how they would improve their operation. We had a great time too.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with 4 children ages 7 to 15. This particular river has enough to entertain older kids and still be safe for younger ones. We had no technical issues as I'm certain Victoria was good at navigating the river and placement of the boat....More

Thank Kekinard
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend Wildwater and book the raft and Rail package every time we take new guests to the area. The guides are very knowledgeable and also entertaining, but most importantly make everyone comfortable with rafting techniques without pressure. We have also zip lined with...More

Thank Trey L
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Remote, rugged and beautiful. Brandon is so knowledgeable on the area. He turned a cold cold day into a bright educational sunny experience.He is so knowledgeable about the river, plants, trees, fish, animals, geological makeup of the river bottom, caves and everything in between. He...More

Thank james d
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I am going to be whitewater rafting the last week in September there. What should I wear? What do you provide? Thanks, Pat
September 12, 2016|
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Response from HEATHER_Mermaid | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in August, we wore swimsuits with long sleeved swim shorts and shorts. Be sure to take water shoes, or if you have scuba booties, those would be better as the water is a constant 48 degrees!
Kimberly M
I would like to wear my go pro on the ride. Do you offer helmets? And are there additional fees?
July 18, 2016|
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Response from B R | Reviewed this property |
They are super friendly. I agree. Call them. They will gladly answer all of your concerns! My only real suggestion is....GO! It's awesome and fun! Enjoy!
Donna M
Do we need to make reservations? We will be there on June 24th.
March 30, 2016|
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Response from Christopher P | Reviewed this property |
Normally Donna , you do not need reservations but If your date is on a weekend I would suggest you call in advance