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Address: 1847 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719-4506
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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More work than expected

Our family of 5 decided to try tubing this year. Last year we went white water rafting. Our youngest is 9 and she had trouble reaching the water while in the tube. I ended up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Smith N W
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North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Terrible storm came toward end. Difficult to maneuver tube and often got stuck on rocks. Tried to get off tube to get up embankment to get out of storm and almost drowned. Water current was swift during storm and deep water in this particular section. Will never do again!

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Thank Angela O
56jtl, Owner at Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft, responded to this review

did you have a problem with the company?did we do something wrong? you are hurting the company and we did nothing wrong and its been at least a month a now your rating us. sorry you had a bad time. More 

North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 decided to try tubing this year. Last year we went white water rafting. Our youngest is 9 and she had trouble reaching the water while in the tube. I ended up pulling her around and off of rocks. I am not in great shape and ended up very sore the next day. Water was a little... More 

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Thank Smith N W
Carrboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I recently had a great experience with Smoky Mountain Tubing! The man in charge was very nice, dropped me off and picked me up after tubing in a bus. It was only $10 for the trip and it lasted over 2 hours! I saw lots of beautiful wildlife and mountain views while in the tube and it was so refreshing... More 

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Thank shab4521
Bluffton, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Fun time tubing with a stop at a rope swing. It is located next to the Native American Craft Shop. The ladies inside the shop were super nice and helpful.

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Thank jbtmomemt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Super fun and exciting and great service! Super easy and beautiful!! You are surrounded by mountains and it is absolutely incredible!

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Thank Rachel W
Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

I did this on a recent trip to Cherokee. I tubed for over two hours for ten dollars. We rode a bus up river, then a bus picked us up down river when we finished. Very tidy. We were in the park near Bryson City later, and they had a huge tubing contingent. There, you pay for your tube(s), transport... More 

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Thank HDS1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Just like to take a moment and let you know that this is a real river and it has rocks and other natural things in it . So when people don't have a good time they want to take it out on someone so we are the one that gets the short end of the stick. We try hard to... More 

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1 Thank Todd L
Bryson City, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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Chattanooga
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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