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Address: 1847 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828-497-4545
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Cherokee's and western North Carolina's number one tube and raft trip with...

Cherokee's and western North Carolina's number one tube and raft trip with over 200 tubes in stock, which means no waiting! We have tube and raft trips designed for everyone of every age. A great experience to see the Smokies from a unique point of view. Always cool and refreshing during the summer heat, a relaxing float down the Oconoluftee River is a welcome departure from the crowds of the reservations busy summer months. A Cherokee favorite for over 15 years!

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Best tubing in town!!!

Absolutely the best place to tube in town!!!! Great staff and excellent service!!! The mountains are so beautiful and the tube trip allows you to see that!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tagan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best place to tube in town!!!! Great staff and excellent service!!! The mountains are so beautiful and the tube trip allows you to see that!

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Thank Tagan C
Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we thoroughly enjoyed our tubing adventure, very relaxing and the water felt amazing, staff was friendly and courteous and very informative, we will return !!!

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1 Thank wnkmbrly
Chattanooga
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone was incredibly rude. When we were dropped off the driver was passing out the tubes and was yelling at us to go. They should have someone down there helping people into their tubes, lots of people were having trouble my boyfriend and I included. We got stuck on rocks constantly which was extremely frustrating and at the end of... More 

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2 Thank FallChild
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 8 had ages 6-50. We had a blast on our trip. Price was great at only $10 per person. They drop you off and pick you up pretty much every 20 minutes. The water was chilly but refreshing. There was the right amount of rapid and calm waters. My 6 yr old wore a life jacket, which... More 

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2 Thank JoAnna A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group had not planned to go river tubing while in Cherokee, but we spotted this place while driving by. We had 11 people in our group -- 6 teenage boys and 5 men. (Men were in their 40s on up to age 76.) The water was up and a little more swift due to recent rains, and this made... More 

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Thank Don L
Ekron
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was anything but relaxing!! We spent more time pulling the raft off the rocks than we did tubing! There is no way to control these tubes - your feet and hands won't touch the water. This is definitely not for children. The river has several rapids, and is really quite dangerous in places. My eight year old had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this! Kids enjoyed it too. Comfortable inner tubes and float down Oconaluftee River and enjoy the scenery. A great way to relax and enjoy a vacation in the Smoky Mtns.

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1 Thank Dawn D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time tubing down the river to the park. We got stuck a couple of times but finally made our way around the rocks. Be sure to stay in the current and wear sunscreen. Overall not a bad way to spend the day!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our tubing experience with SMT. The staff was friendly and professional. They arrived when promised at the end of our excursion. The river was such fun, although I did lose my shoes in one of the rapids. And really, the price could not be beat. We were very happy with our experience and would definitely use SMT... More 

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Florida Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This was the third water raft/tube ride we took in a week and was without a doubt the best. From start to finish. The people are very helpful and friendly. My wife and I are 65 and they were informative about hazards but we love adventure so just jumped in and went. Great time, lots of fun, thankyou SMT for... More 

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