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Address: 10160 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone Number: +1 800-408-7238
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Fee: Yes
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Rolling Thunder River Company has provided exceptional river trips for...

Rolling Thunder River Company has provided exceptional river trips for almost 40 years. The family-friendly Nantahala River in western North Carolina has become a favorite river for hundreds of thousands of rafters each season. We offer Guided/Follow-A-Guide/Non-Guided options. Family-owned and operated.

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rafting the natahala river

what a great company.. friendly staff, we were in a guide assisted raft. the guides were great. some of the most fun we have ever had.. easy to find location and reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what a great company.. friendly staff, we were in a guide assisted raft. the guides were great. some of the most fun we have ever had.. easy to find location and reasonable prices.. will definately go again and will recomend the company to friends and family

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Thank leebeeNorthCarolina
Newnan, Georgia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most exhilarating experiences-ever! And this comes from a non-swimmer that was absolutely terrified, but facing my fear. The Rolling Thunder River Company gives unparalleled, phenomenal service. The friendly staff gave great instructions, were wonderfully entertaining, while never sacrificing one iota of safety. Wish I knew all their names to recognize them publicly. These men & women even... More 

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1 Thank KD H
Cartersville, Georgia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

don't waste your money on a guide. a few adults can paddle your raft just fine. kids had a blast. water is cold of course.

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Thank Travis C
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a party of 16. Adults and young children 18-6 years old. This was such a fun experience we all will never forget. I was hesitant due to nerves but our guide Julie was amazing. She had control of the boat the entire time and dealt well with my 6 year old daughter. The other 2 boats had a... More 

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Thank Maureen A
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time the family (party of 7) did white water rafting. We had a great time. Our guide Juli was very knowledgable and friendly. Staff was funny and entertaining. The hot showers afterwards was a great touch. Bathrooms and changing rooms were clean. Great experience all around. We will be back!

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Thank AdrianaM1110
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best experience ever-great instructions, friendly staff and outstanding pictures taken going through rapids. Our awesome guide was Cat. She was very knowledgeable, safe, friendly and fun. Definitely will use this Company again.

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Thank jandubuc
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this review

We love hearing that your river trip with us was "the best experience ever". That's what we strive for and apparently we succeeded. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for choosing Thunder! Check out our Facebook page and stay in touch. More 

Conyers, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great trip down the Nantahala today. Rolling Thunder River Company is the best on the River. We had a large group( 2 rafts) and Meredith and Lujon were our guides. They were fun and had lots of neat info and stories. Its also quite impressive when you see your guide turn a backflip off the back of the... More 

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1 Thank Ed P
Charlotte, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our family favorites during our vacation. Our guide, Lauren, was friendly, fun and entertaining. It was a blast and we almost signed up to go again the next day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove out while spending the weekend in Gatlinburg. It was a great drive, very scenic. Our guide, Skylar, was great to talk to and alot of fun. Would definitely go again, maybe on bigger Rapids next time!

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Thank Jmpow79
Maryland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I traveled down to re-raft the Nanahala River after 25 or so years. I am a somewhat experienced rafter but raising a family has slowed my time to raft. This time I was with 2 families with 4 kids ranging from 9 to 14. We had rafted the Middle Yough in Pennsylvania a few times but I wanted to take... More 

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this review

Wowzer. Your review made us feel so proud. On behalf of the hardest working, most enthusiastic staff on the river, thank you. We appreciate that you took the time to post such a great review for us. Check out our Facebook page and stay in touch. Thanks for choosing Thunder! More 

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