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Address: 3605 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2111
Phone Number: +1 888-504-7238
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Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Rapid Expeditions is a full service whitewater rafting outfitter and...

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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Amazing Time

This was our third trip down Pigeon River but our first trip with this company. Cameron was an awesome guide. He hit rapids a different way from how we had hit them before. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue U
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Independence, Virginia
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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rapids were fun, not much organization and the owner was very blah. The workers were energetic and the trip was amazing.

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Independence, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third trip down Pigeon River but our first trip with this company. Cameron was an awesome guide. He hit rapids a different way from how we had hit them before. We enjoyed bigger splashes and loads of fun. He knew when to talk and when to be quite and just let us reflect on the beauty surrounding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had Dana add a guide, she was great and kept us aware of the water. Great price for a couple of hours of fun, plus now we will be looking forward to more rapids rides.

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Thank Mark G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time we have been white water rafting and we will never forget it! Rapid Expeditions does a fantastic job prepping the group with safety instructions in a quick and helpful way. The rapids were great and made this definitely the best part of our vacation. Zach, our rafting guide, really made this memorable. He joked the... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I would highly recommend Rapid Expeditions if you want to go white water rafting! I don't swim but my husband and I said we were going to do this on our vacation, so we did! We had Dana as our guide. What an AWESOME young lady! She made sure that nothing was going to happen to me. She was very... More 

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Thank lrhllstr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We loved our time with this company! We took our teen daughter along with our friends who have 3 children. It is a smaller company than others in the area which made our rafting experience more personal. The guides were incredibly friendly and Zack took great care of our kids in his raft. Our photos were great and this is... More 

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Thank Michelle S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful time!! Our river guides Zak and Lisa were amazing and very knowledgable!! They both provided a very fun and professional experience!! Our family will absolutely recommend this to our family and friends who come to the Pigeon Forge area.

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Thank Kevin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited Rapid Expeditions while vacationing with friends. Awesome time; great trip down the river. Zach and Lisa were fantastic guides. I would highly recommend this company for anyone wanting to enjoy a day of rafting.

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Thank Paul H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 5 with kids ages 13, 11, and 9 enjoyed our PUN-ny time with Zac. Okay, I enjoyed the jokes, and my kids for the most part didn't quite "get" them. That's okay, they were super focused on the excitement of the rapids, which both boys declared WAY better than anything they did at boy scout camp this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

1st time rafting. Had a blast. Our instructor Jimmy aka zack was the best. Kept us entertained the entire trip. 👍 the weather was perfect. We got soaked but managed to stay in the raft.. looking forward to more rafting trips.

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