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Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft

1847 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719-4506
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Great tubing experience!!

One of the best tubing experiences ever. The Rapids were very fun albeit a little dangerous if done... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Better call first

Wife and I drove 30 minutes to get to the location. We were well within the posted operating... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2017
Tracy B
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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 20 years! AGES 5 AND UP.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“water shoes” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1847 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719-4506
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

One of the best tubing experiences ever. The Rapids were very fun albeit a little dangerous if done incorrectly. The owner and driver were absolutely genuinely good people. I somehow managed to lock my keys in the car and the owner offered to wait for...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Wife and I drove 30 minutes to get to the location. We were well within the posted operating hours. Upon arriving we were told that it was slow so they would not be running any more trips that day. Very disappointing because we had planned...More

Thank Tracy B
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Todd L, Owner at Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

sorry but we are closed labor day to memorial weekend.we are not open in sept.

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This was a lot of fun for my family. First of all, it is a long tubing ride, at least 1 1/2 hours. I strongly suggest wearing water shoes. The river bottom is all rocks which are slippery. The water shoes will help with your...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

This is one of the highlight of the trip. It was as much fun as white water rafting. In the middle of the river, there's a place to swing on the rope and jump in the water. it was my first time trying it. It...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

I think the water was too low for the ride to be enjoyable. I hit EVERY Rock and boulder in the river for 1 hour and 45 minutes. My backside is bruised and in pain (two days after the experience). I ran into stumps, overhanging...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We had two adults and three children (8, 11, and 13) along with us and none of us enjoyed our experience. We all thought it was frustrating and all of us left with bruises and some with cuts on legs and feet. First, this is...More

2  Thank Jennifer J
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

My 9 yr old grandson and I have waited all year to take him on his first tubing experience, and we weren't disappointed! The staff were super courteous and they explained everything you need to know. I highly recommend you wear good footwear in the...More

1  Thank Dana S
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and accomodating from check in to shuttling to and from the river. The river is fairly safe but would keep younger kids a little closer because it is some times hard to stay together. We tried bungee cords but I...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time tubing with this company. Had tried another company earlier in the week and we preferred this one.

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

What a nice way to spend a warm summer day. Floating down the river was really relaxing. There were some big rocks you had to nagavate around but that was the fun of it. There were people of all ages out there. $10.00 was well...More

Thank 498sue
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Teraloki
May 14, 2018|
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Response from 56jtl | Property representative |
no you don't need one we have plenty of tubes for everyone.
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Teraloki
May 12, 2018|
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Response from 56jtl | Property representative |
yes we are 10 miles east and we open 05/24/2018
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sndrtbr
June 14, 2016|
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Response from 56jtl | Property representative |
you need to make that decision . alot of people go down with lifejacket on.
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