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Wildwater Rafting - Nantahala

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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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Nantahala with Robert 9/24/16 !!

Rafting the Nantahala with Robert was one enjoyable experience!! The beauty of the river combined with his knowledge and expertise made for one memorable trip. I highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rafting the Nantahala with Robert was one enjoyable experience!! The beauty of the river combined with his knowledge and expertise made for one memorable trip. I highly recommend Wildwater Rafting and Robert for an excursion that you'll never forget. Tip - bring towels and a change of clothes. It's gonna be wet and cold but it'll be worth it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed in deep creek campground in a cabin one of the small ones but perfect for two. you can tube down the creek, 5 or 10 minutes from downtown Bryson City and Smokey Mountain Train Station. Small town ( Mayberry) feel and maybe 20 min to N O C if you want to go straight there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had the most awesome trip ever. We rode the train out then met up with Neil for our adventure. He has so much fun on the water you can't help but have a blast. The river is fairly easy, great for beginners like us. Now we want to come back and do bigger water. You should... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nantahala is a gorgeous and pretty easy river to raft or kayak. It's dam fed, so it's pretty consistent too. There are lots of outfitters, but Wildwater is the best. The team is knowledgeable, professional and fun. I've used them a couple of times and each trip has been better than the last.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wildwater Rafting one of the Best !!! We used WWR on our summer vacation trip when we spent a day up in N.C. Such a great company, and very friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding area. We had roughly 10 people in our group and were accommodated with ease. The Bus ride up to the launching point was pleasant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. We had a large group and they took very good care of us from the moment we arrived. All of the equipment was top notch - the safety briefing before hand was informative but fun - even the bus trip to and from the river was entertaining!! We had several duckies as well... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sisters and I had the best adventure ever! We are already planning our next visit. Our guide knew the river well and we were impressed with his skills. We were upset that we didn't take the time to purchase our pictures. Thanks to the photo company for making them available online. We were able to purchase the photos of... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've rafted this river several times and Pappy from Wildwater is the best guide I've ever had! He knows the river and the area like the back of his hand, and our ride was the smoothest ever! He's funny as heck and we laughed and joked all the way down. Do yourself a favor and go with this company. Zipline... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do the duckies and it was a BLAST!!!!! We were able to go at our own pace and play as we wanted!!! Great time and great friend. Definitely gonna do it again

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just rafted the Nantahala with this company and had an awesome experience! We did the self-guided raft rental. We enjoyed it and so did our 6 and 8 year old kids. The trip wasn't too tough for them--but be aware of the falls at the end! The folks at the office were great at giving a very helpful safety... More 

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