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Rapid Expeditions

3605 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2111
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First time Family trip

This was our first time white water rafting as a family. My wife and I have three girls ages... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
statechampion2004
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Girls weekend!

Tanner was awesome - great experience and awesome guide! The other guides were great too! Owners... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kimberly J
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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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“small company” (19 reviews)
“the river” (104 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3605 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2111
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"white water rafting"
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"bigger companies"
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"rafting trip"
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"upper pigeon"
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"great job"
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"great experience"
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"changing area"
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"highly recommend this company"
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"made us feel"
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"great company"
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"year old daughter"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first time white water rafting as a family. My wife and I have three girls ages 15,14,11 and our son is 8. We were really apprehensive about going on the upper pigeon for fear of the little guy. Tanner our guide was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tanner was awesome - great experience and awesome guide! The other guides were great too! Owners are super customer friendly - definitely a homegrown feel Highly recommend checking this place out - great way to support a small company and have an incredible, fun, exciting...More

2  Thank Kimberly J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rafted with Rapid Expeditions on 5/31/18. Had a great time. We were in three rafts and all three guides were great. Loved it !

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome! It had to be smallest rafting company in Hartford, but offered fantastic, local hospitality, and wonderful, fun river guides. They had changing rooms, clean privy, and even a small gift shop. will definitely book with this company EVERY time we come...More

1  Thank Angela M
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

What a great surprise Rapid Expeditions was! We chose it because Rapid Ex is a smaller operation and takes smaller boats out on the river. I knew that our ride was going be a good one because we had an older couple in addition to...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Our experience at Rapids Expeditions was excellent. We booked our rafting trip online, it was an easy process. Our trip was at 2:30. We arrived early and waited for our scheduled time. They have changing rooms and restrooms available. Our guide Lisa was amazing. She...More

Thank Cheree C
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

5 stars. We did have to wait, our appt was for 12:30, we didn't leave for ana hour later. Our guide was great. We had children with us, she made sure they had a great time & that they didn't fall out. I feel like...More

Thank Tampa B
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

I wasn't sure how the rafting would be after the interaction with the owner, Dave (I think it's his name) because he lacks the personality but our guide Zach was great. He played the major role in our fun and exciting experience, our first time...More

1  Thank ShibaShadow
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

The staff at Rapid Expeditions was great from booking to end of ride. It's just the right size- not so big that you get lost or lose part of the experience, and not so small that they don't know everything and everyone! We did the...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Best place to do water rafting , our guide Zach was awesome , he just needs to upgrade his jokes, but it was cute how hard he tried...lol...jk... really fun , and he definitely keeps it interesting and fun for my kids, loved it.

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Elizabeth H
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Amelia M | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call. It's a smaller company, and they do book out of the standard tourist season, but may only do it on a case-by-case scenario.
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Elizabeth H
August 22, 2017|
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Response from sierrabell55 | Reviewed this property |
You can schedule a great rafting trip year round!
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