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Jim Thorpe River Adventures

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Address: 1 Adventure Ln, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1519
Phone Number: 570-325-2570
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Our "Big Time Rafting Trip"!

This is actually the first time I am writing a review. I feel compelled to write this because the company, Jim Thorpe river Adventures, that we took our trip through, deserves an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tinkerbelle43
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is actually the first time I am writing a review. I feel compelled to write this because the company, Jim Thorpe river Adventures, that we took our trip through, deserves an A+ recognition. Our trip was August 21 at 9:40 AM. My husband and teenage boys had been water rafting before and wanted to take a more challenging course,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here 2 weeks ago with my office. My husband and I had such a great time that e brought or 12 and 14 year olds'. We did the longer intro class which was a step up from the other one we took previously. The crew is awesome there and I totally recommend them and the longer trip. I... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our adventurous group of 4 life long friends was celebrating a birthday with our whitewater rafting trip. We went on a Monday, and did the easy trip. It was not crowded, the trip was approximately 10 miles/ took about 3 hours. We had a fantastic time and would love to do it again but do the next level of rapids.... More 

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Bath, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the hottest day of the summer we took a 4 hour rafting trip with Jim Thrope River Adventures. We had a great time and enjoyed the chance to cool off on a hot hot day. The staff was very professional with lots on instruction before the trip and several guides leading, following and intermingled in the group. Safety was... More 

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Milan, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the day. Glad we wore swimsuits and water shoes. Don't forget sunblock and extra water. We brought our own lunches but you could buy a lunch if you wanted. Spent about 4 hours there in all. Bus that took us to the launch and back was crowded and hot but the drive was only 10-15 minutes. Guides were helpful.... More 

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 14 spread over 3 rafts in a pre-wedding adventure, ages 5 - 59, in an overall flotilla of about 25 rafts plus a couple of kayaks. There was an entertaining safety briefing, 4 guides with us on the river, some sections of small rapids, places where people could get out to swim, and water warfare with super soakers... More 

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definitely experienced and well-known for its kayak school and white-water rafting trips. Shop on site that even sells tshirts, sunscreen, box lunches, rents wetsuits, and even rents helmets if you wish. Organized education provided beforehand and each individual person sly fitted with their life vest, ensuring proper fit and size. Large rafts would be better with a... More 

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of my grandsons and I went on both an Inflatable Kayaking Trip (EasyWater Rafting) and a BigTime Rafting Trip. The Kayak trip was 2-3 hours (8 miles and Class 1-2 rapids) and the Rafting was 5+ hours (12.8 miles and Class 2-3 rapids). I recommend the Easy Water Rafting trip (and give it a 4th star) for families or... More 

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Every staff member was polite. That said, make sure you go with a group big enough to fill each boat of 5-6 people for fear that you'll be stuck in a boat for 4 hours with the folks who are stupid enough to pay for this lame experience and spend the entire trip complaining about it. It is not what... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Visited as part of a bachelor party this past weekend. The rafting was really fun, and the water fights with buckets were hilarious. Equipment was in great condition, safety seemed top notch, and overall we had a very good time. That said, the staff here were absolutely terrible. Their management of crowds was horrendous; either you'd have a lot of... More 

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