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Rolling Thunder River Company

10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
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First Trip on the rapids

If you want a great rafting experience in the Cherokee NC area, you will not be disappointed with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
erniepylejr
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Meherrin, Virginia
FANTASTIC!

I am a non swimmer and I was scared to even attempt this! On the same token, I try to force myself... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Africa G
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Alabaster, Alabama
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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 trip” (34 reviews)
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10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
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"white water rafting"
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"awesome pictures"
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"great trip"
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"can't wait to come back"
in 5 reviews
"other companies"
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"an excellent guide"
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"awesome adventure"
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"cold water"
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"a lot of fun"
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"first timers"
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"blue ridge"
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"the entire staff"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want a great rafting experience in the Cherokee NC area, you will not be disappointed with Rolling Thunder. The employees are very professional, but didn't forget to make the trip "fun"! We just went on 6/16/2018 and let me say, this is one...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am a non swimmer and I was scared to even attempt this! On the same token, I try to force myself to overcome fears and try new things on vacation. I am so glad I did and I am glad my friend found Rolling...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Africa, we are so glad you were able to overcome your fears and raft the Nantahala River with us. And you loved it! We'll be looking forward to seeing you roll with Thunder again. Thank you for the awesome review. -Bobbye

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group was two families, consisting of two middle-aged women, two fully-grown autistic sons in their 20s, and two "typical" siblings. We knew that our sons would not row. I knew that my son in particular would have difficulty following instructions if he fell out...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Alice, we love sharing our special river trips with special people. Happy to hear that Slim customized the experience to meet your needs. That's what we try to do for every person we take down the river. We are so looking forward to having you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been lucky enough to do some white water rafting around the world. I’d definitely say this place was the best I’ve been to so far. The guides are great and really get you up for a great time. Grades 2, 3 & 4 all...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wowza! Thank you for the awesome review. You made our day. Hope to see you roll with Thunder again. - Bobbye

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us took the guided trip and I am so glad we chose that because our guide Tater made it exciting and fun. He gave us guidance but made some of the slower areas more fun and exciting. He was a blast to talk...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Chris, thank you for the great review. Glad to hear that your river experience with Thunder was the best time of your entire trip. Check us out on Facebook and stay in touch. -Bobbye

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with our 9 and 12 year old on their first rafting experience! Although the water is cold, we had a blast! Thanks to Nick for taking care of us and making sure we all made it through without anyone falling...More

Thank Heather M
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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Heather, we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed their Nantahala rafting trip with us. Nick says you're very welcome. We'll look forward to having you roll with Thunder again. Thanks for choosing Thunder! We appreciate you.-Bobbye

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us booked a raft with this company and had a blast on the Nanthahala course which was mostly 2s with a 3. We wish were here a couple days later for the Ocoee river course. We will be returning

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well we'll be looking forward to having you roll with Thunder again! Thank you for taking your time to post such a nice review for us. We appreciate you. Thanks for choosing Thunder!-Bobbye

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids (7 and 11) on their first rafting trip down the Nantahala and it was an amazing experience. Our guide, Priscilla, was so sweet and knowledgeable and was constantly encouraging and praising the kids. It was a relaxing, and sometimes exhilarating, experience. We...More

Thank Joy K
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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Joy, thank you for your great review. Very glad the children enjoyed the river. We'll look forward to seeing you roll with Thunder again. -Bobbye

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time going with Rolling Thunder. Our guide this time, Nick, was knowledgeable, funny, and ready to jump in and help some paddlers who were in a separate unguided raft. We’ll be back!

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love being your favorite rafting company! Thank you for the kudos. We appreciate you. Check us out on Facebook and stay in touch.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We had our annual mountain trip with friends again this year and as always we had to spend a day on the river with RTRC! We had an absolute blast and Nick, Tater, and Tim were incredible hosts. We love the smaller “mom and pop”...More

Thank Evan H
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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Evan, we're so pleased that you noticed our genuine customer care. Our staff is made up of some of the finest folks you will ever meet and that's what sets us apart from the crowd. Thank you for your awesome review. Check us out on...More

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bluebird316
May 23, 2018|
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Response from LawrenceCain | Reviewed this property |
There is one level 3 rapid at the end of the trip but the rest are 1 and 2's.
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stacyspence
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Bobbye M | Property representative |
The Nantahala River in Bryson City NC will be running every day that week. The Ocoee River will be running only on weekends after Labor Day. Hope this helps.
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