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About Rapid Expeditions
Rapid Expeditions is a full service whitewater rafting outfitter and kayaking school located a short drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. We offer Upper and Lower Pigeon River rafting trips on Tuesdays, Wendsdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and some Sundays (call ahead) during Spring, Summer, and Fall! The Pigeon River boasts Class II, III, and IV rapids on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Alli wrote a review Aug 2021
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The staff were friendly, funny, and very informative about the local area. The safety info they shared helped during the excursion. It was more fun than expected. I would do this again. It was not as scary as I expected which was great. We did encounter some small falls and wet moments.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Emily R wrote a review Aug 2021
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Fun (and memorable) first rafting experience for our kids (11 and 14). The guides are enthusiastic, supportive and keep the energy going. Our kids definitely enjoyed this more than floating down a river in a canoe or tube. The upper pigeon is just the right level of manageable adventure. Great little business in Hartford.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Tf wrote a review Aug 2021
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One of the best experiences we had in Tennessee. Nate did an excellent job we could have not asked for a better guide. You could tell that the whole crew takes pride in what they do. They operate as a Familie not a business and it showed throughout the whole trip
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Date of experience: August 2021
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David Y wrote a review Aug 2021
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Great time by everyone in our family. We had a great guide that made the trip. Would recommend for everyone.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Kristy M wrote a review Aug 2021
West Palm Beach, Florida1 contribution
We had such an amazing experience white water rafting. Our guide Si was so awesome. Our 10 year old daughter was scared, like really scared, crying and high anxiety about rafting. She feared falling out or the raft tipping. Si had such amazing control over the boat and made sure she had the time of her life. By the end of the trip my daughter was asking to do it again, .that’s huge considering when she first got in the raft she was crying uncontrollably and wanted no part of it and begged to get out. Si really made this a great adventure for our family. It’s a smaller company which in my opinion is much much better. My husband, older daughter and myself rafted previously with a few larger companies and the experience just wasn’t the same as the experience we had with Rapid expeditions. We highly recommend this company. Dave the owner even sat with our high anxiety daughter telling her what to expect and answered all of her questions. Everyone was extremely professional and all had a great sense of humor. We vacation every summer in Tennessee From Florida and have found our new favorite rafting place and will definitely be back every year. Best rafting experience by far!! Thank you Rapid Expeditions and especially Si for an incredible experience that we thought was going to be a miserable trip because of the rough start for our daughter.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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