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Address: 10345 Hwy 74 W, Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone Number: +1 866-319-8870
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At the Nantahala, Wildwater is the original outfitter for the Raft &...

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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Absolutely MUST DO!!! - Whitewater Rafting - Nantahala!!!

Our family planned a rafting trip this year during our vacation. First time and it was GREAT! The river, while very cold even in July, was great for our first time rafting trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family planned a rafting trip this year during our vacation. First time and it was GREAT! The river, while very cold even in July, was great for our first time rafting trip. We experienced mostly class 2 rapids with a class 3 (Nantahala Falls). Our guide, Jey, did an awesome job sharing some history of the river while making... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 11, ranging from grandparents in their 70s to grandkids ages 9, 12 and 14 all enjoyed our morning rafting. The guides , Pappy and DJ, were fun and knowledgeable. The rafting was not too wild, which was good for our group, but for a group of experienced rafters might be a bit mild. Mostly class 2 Rapids... More 

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alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had really looked forward to our whitewater rafting trip. It was something on our bucket list. We were not disappointed. Everyone at Wildwater was very friendly and very helpful, most of all our guide Chris. He made our trip fun and educational as he told us stories and picked landmarks and explained them. He taught us... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From start to finish, staff friendliness was above average. Nice and helpful on the phone, at the registration desk, gearing up, on the bus, and on the river. They do guided runs or you can rent rafts/kayaks and take them yourself. We got a two man kayak, got the safety talk with everyone else, help with gear, and advice down... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The guide was funny and informative. Everyone we encountered was friendly and fun to be around. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful experience rafting with Wildwater - Nantahala. This was our first time ever to white-water raft and we are definitely hooked. We are already planning to return to this outpost for future vacations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great group to raft with. Got Jay as our guide yesterday and we had a really fun trip! Thanks Wildwater!!! Robin, Cameron and Chandler

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a blast. Our guide, Rachael, was wonderful. She knew how to control the raft and made sure to show us the beautiful scenery while sharing some interesting stories. From getting our gear to getting pictures, everything was very organized. The staff was very welcoming. I would highly suggest this company for a great rafting experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here with 4 families - 15 people. Most of the crew had never been whitewater rafting. Ages from 7 to 70. Wild water was a great experience for the whole crew. The Nantahala river (which we had been on already twice) was a great trip for first timers. Wild waters made it so much fun. Our guide was... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have been on several different rafting trips, on different rivers. This was the first time taking our nine year old son. Really glad we booked with Wildwater. They are very organized and friendly. The equipment was very good, and the guides were very skilled. We all had an insanely great rafting trip. Recommend using Wildwater without... More 

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