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Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center

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10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
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AMAZING!!!

Rode train and then picked up by "Todd" for our jeep excursion...it was soooo much fun...mt scenery... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2016
957LisaB
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Great trip for families.

This is a great trip for families. It's not the fastest or most challenging river, but if you are... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2016
Libby L
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Edgewater, Florida, United States
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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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Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Rode train and then picked up by "Todd" for our jeep excursion...it was soooo much fun...mt scenery was amazing and Todd was so knowledgeable and entertaining. If you ride train please also add "jeep ride" to your package...it is so worth it and was our...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is a great trip for families. It's not the fastest or most challenging river, but if you are beginners at rafting, this is a perfect start. Instructions are thorough and the equipment is very good. The employees are very nice and helpful. We enjoyed...More

Thank Libby L
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Reviewed November 4, 2015

I cannot recommend this company highly enough. Myself and four friends were visiting the area and looking for a little adventure and a lot of sightseeing. Whitewater rafting with this company not only fit the bill, but exceeded expectations. We had such a blast and...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2015

We went ahead with the Nantahala river rafting plan on October 17th, 2015 with lots of inquisitiveness. But the trip turned out to be super fun and I would have regretted if I had not done it. We had our guide by name Niel and...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We were on our honeymoon and it rained the entire time but wildwater made sure we had a good time. Wildwater provided us with wetsuits and waterproof jackets because it was rainy and they wanted to help keep us warm! It was my first time...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2015

This was our friends' first whitewater rafting experience and they loved it. We had a nice guide, Pappy, and he made the trip so enjoyable and comfortable for the newbie rafters. We were able to experience the beautiful foliage and peaceful trip. There were just...More

Thank Sandra B
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Reviewed October 17, 2015

Our jeep tour was great! What a nice way to start off our Blue Ridge Parkway trip! We saw parts of the Nantahala River rafters and train riders (last year we did the train!!!!). Because we were warned - we were dressed plenty warm for...More

Thank Terry K
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Reviewed October 12, 2015

We did a last minute booking in the off season. We wanted a bite to eat before our trip, so the staff recommended a nearby place, and suggested we call ahead so we wouldn't wait too long. Good recommendation! Also, the instructor gave us a...More

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

Never did this in my entire life & Let me tell you IT WAS QUITE THE EXPERIENCE . Our guide was excellent & took us on a fantastic trip . We saw a prep video before we went & was very informative . A must...More

Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed September 29, 2015

We did our Jeep Tour as part of a package with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The information I received in advance was excellent in regard to how and when to get the boxed lunch. Need to know information that was left out is dispose...More

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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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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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