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Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center

10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
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zipline and rafting

We had a party of nine, we ziplined in the morning and whitewater rafted in the afternoon. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Betty S
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Tampa, Florida
Zipline and rafting

Me and my family just did the canopy zip line tours and the white water rafting and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
collins121096
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Fayetteville, 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
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"canopy tour"
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"lots of fun"
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"train ride"
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"highly recommend this company"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of nine, we ziplined in the morning and whitewater rafted in the afternoon. Our zipline instructors AnnaCole and Michael where excellant. They made us feel safe at all times. They where very knowledgeable about the area and plants. They made it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family just did the canopy zip line tours and the white water rafting and it was completely amazing. We started our day with the canopy tours with our guides mike and Colby and they were wonderful. They were very good instructors and...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We really loved our experience here. Staff was super nice and very attentive to the kids safety. Anna Cole and hey staff were great. We have a 7 & 10 year old who had a blast. Very good price for the fun.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Did our zip line canopy tour yesterday. 6 of us on a girls trip. Kenneth and Loujon made the trip so much fun. Could not have asked for better guides. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Remember when we were little and just loved staring out the window. Magnify this along with the gorgeous weather, easy driving, and a friendly-knowledgeable guide (T.H.) and you have a authentically pleasant ride; we caught the train out and road the jeep back. For a...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

First I was so nervous about a self guided tour, I thought what if we flip what if I can't get back in the boat, but my husband was determined to go down unguided, so we rented a duckie, the driver of the van that...More

Thank MM42217
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Train and jeep ex ursion were awesome. Todd the jeep driver was very knowledgeable and a great tourguide. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

This trip was our second time with Wildwater. Never a disappointment. The staff there are top notch. Knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Patricia (our driver) who was very friendly and a great driver. Pappy was our guide (for both times) was as fun the second as...More

Thank Teri T
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

My husband and I did the canopy zipline tour for our anniversary. Neither of us had any experience with this beforehand but the staff did a great job at covering everything and answering any concerns. The "tour guides" had great energy and really were a...More

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

My husband had a three day getaway staying in a yurt and decided to spend a day checking out the sites by train and jeep. We had taken the train ride about 30 years ago and it was nice to see that there had been...More

Thank Pam H
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mommehoe
June 23, 2017|
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Response from shauser3469 | Reviewed this property |
My husband is 71 and sounds like he's in about the same physical condition. I wouldn't try it with him. We did the Jeep tour instead.
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mommehoe
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Pabooboo | Reviewed this property |
great company, and the river is quite tame...for the most part...felt very comfortable with our young kiddos on this trip...not the biggest rapids in the world...but fun
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pmead2016
September 12, 2016|
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Response from BullChaser | 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!
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