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Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft

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Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1847 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719-4506
+1 828-497-4545
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great value! Took 14 people ranging from 4 to 41 yrs old. Tubes worked well and we connected the tubes for the younger kids so they wouldn't drift away! Several exciting rapids and a great swimming hole with a rope swing. Kids and adults really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joseph E
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Our ages range from 14-50. A lot of fun tubing. Many class 2 rapids that you have to work through. Water was about 58 degrees in late July, but you are working and after the first 15 minutes you really barely notice how cold it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed July 6, 2018

My daughter and I loved this 2 hour adventure. It was just fun; there were a few crazy rapids where you have to lift your bottom up to avaoid hitting rocks (bottomup, we'd yell- LOL), but for the most part it was really relaxing. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dj T
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Roam737808
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tracy B
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.

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tellmewhere2go
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ShibaShadow
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank TheGilmoreGirlz
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank jenniferjY2936CY
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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May 14, 2018|
Response from 56jtl | Property representative |
no you don't need one we have plenty of tubes for everyone.
May 12, 2018|
Response from 56jtl | Property representative |
yes we are 10 miles east and we open 05/24/2018
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.