Rip Roaring Adventures
Rip Roaring Adventures
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Voted #1 in the World for Best Family Fun, #3 in the World for Best Water Adventures and #11 for Best Experiences in the USA. Rip-Roaring Whitewater Adventures provides Exciting Whitewater Rafting in The Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee State Forest for the whole family! From our Upper Pigeon Class 3&4 rapids to our Scenic Family Float, we have rafting adventures for all ages 3 & up. Great for beginners while still being exciting enough for adults of all ages, we promise the safest, most informative trip. Every raft has a professionally trained guide. Experience the Best Outdoor Activity in The Smoky Mountains while supporting a locally owned and ran business with over 26 years experience. We are family owned and operated.
Hartford, Tennessee

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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(62 reviews)

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Stephanie C
Holly Springs, NC163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My husband and I had the best time. We did the lower river since it was my husband's first time rafting. There were some small rapids but nothing extreme. We had another couple and their two small children in our raft as well. Our guide was Benji and he was the best !!! He pointed out some interesting facts about the wildlife and trees of Tennessee as we traveled down river. It was a great trip..We will definitely use the same company and guide (Benji) when we go back next year to do the upper river...Would definitely recommend this rafting company and ask for Benji when you book your trip.....
Written August 21, 2021
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I’m so happy that you and your husband had such a wonderful time Ration with Benji! Thank you for choosing us to provide your white water adventure and we look forward to taking you on the upper next time you’re in town!
Written August 21, 2021
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Beth B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Our experience with Rip Roaring Adventures exceeded our expectations! It was beautiful scenery filled with relaxation and fun. Our guide Dan was exceptional. He was well versed in the local wildlife, amazing with kids, and made our family’s first time rafting experience complete! I highly recommend going here; you won’t regret it. Ask for Dan! - Beth and Michael
Written August 5, 2021
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Thank you so very much Beth and Michael for giving us a chance ! Ok so happy you had a amazing rafting adventure with us! We greatly appreciate you supporting our small , local business!
Written August 5, 2021
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Leigh M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This was the first experience for my daughters and I and it was perfect!! Our guide, Maggie made us feel safe while teaching us how to maneuver through the water to have fun. My husband was with us and he enjoyed it too. We upgraded from the lower to the upper when we got there and are SO glad we did. The rapids were not too rough, but were just right for us to get wet and have fun without falling out of the boat. Maggie also let us do some fun things like spin the raft on a rapid and get out and swim for a short time. Such a fun activity to get outside and spend time as a family. HIGHLY recommend Rip-Roaring Adventures to anyone looking to go rafting, and request for Maggie!! 💜💜💜💜💜
Written July 5, 2022
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Maggie’s a seasoned professional and her love for the river shines. Thank you so much for trusting us with your rafting adventure!
Written July 6, 2022
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Jeremy L
Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is the third time we have rated the Upper Pigeon and we have used Rip Roaring Adventures everytime! Scotty P was our guide and he showed us an incredible trip tons of laughs and real adventure on the river. Would highly recommend this rafting company for a great laid back, safe, and exciting trip!
Written September 10, 2023
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Jessica G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
What an adventure! The staff is welcoming and amazing at what they do. LJ was an awesome rafting guide. Joe and his wife were professional and even called to let us know they want us to have the best experience so they pushed our trip back 30 minutes. LJ made sure our kids got the full experience while on the river. The gift shop looks small but everyone found the perfect souvenir. Highly recommend!
Written April 4, 2023
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Thank you so much for choosing our small business to provide your rafting adventure! Hope to see you again in the future!
Written April 6, 2023
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Ryan W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
What an excellent experience. Our family visited for spring break and booked our whitewater rafting excursion. We did not know what to expect but when we arrived everyone was super friendly and extremely helpful. We met our guide (Dan aka Danaconda) who was engaging, knowledgeable and funny. He was especially engaging with our 14 and 9 year old children. Such a great time! Thank you, Dan and the rest of the Team at Rip Roaring Adventures!
Written March 16, 2023
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I’m so happy to know that your family had a wonderful rafting experience with us and Danaconda. We are very blessed to have such wonderful fun and experienced guides. Hope to see your family again in the future!
Written March 17, 2023
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Brook
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We had a blast white water rafting! Our guide was Emily and she did great. The roads going in were a little rough but it was definitely worth it. I would definitely recommend this place. The only issue we had (which wasn’t a big deal) was we booked it online for 10:30 and didn’t get started until 11. We just went in an checked out the gift shop.
Written June 10, 2020
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Thank you so much we hope to see you again!
Written June 10, 2020
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Travis Silvas
Charlotte, MI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Whether this is your first time rafting or you have been before this is a wonderful place to enjoy the adventure. From the moment you arrive you feel welcomed and everyone is helpful and happy to have you there. Our guide Robin did a wonderful job but all of the guides seemed to be a lot of fun and you can tell they love what they do and keep an eye out for another. Great experience.
Written April 1, 2024
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This review made our day! Thank you for your kind words, we're so glad you had a wonderful experience with Robin and the rest of the staff. We hope we can go on another adventure together soon!
Written April 24, 2024
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Jamie D
Huntsville, AL87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Our group of 6 (2 parents and 4 teens) all loved this activity. The tour company was very efficient and we enjoyed every minute of our trip. The Upper Pigeon River run had just enough rapids to excite the teens without stressing out their worrying mom! We all had a great time. Our guide LJ was excellent and did a great job direct us in our paddling. Even though I had been very nervous about doing this activity, I always felt safe and enjoyed the trip down the river very much.

Would highly recommend...especially for someone rafting for the first time.
Written June 26, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us such a lovely review! Taking first time guests on our river is the highlight of our day. Thank you for letting us help create lasting memories for you and your family!
Written June 26, 2021
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Natalie B
Richmond, VA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We had an absolute blast! Smaller shop so more personal. All the guides were awesome - they joked around on bus and river to make it really fun! Our guide Trey was super knowledgeable and easy going and friendly-we had a blast surfing in the currents! It rained hard while on the water and we thought that made it even more fun! We got to jump in and swim too! It was a first for our teens (13&16) and they loved it! I wanted to go again right away! It wasn’t too scary but has lots of great rapids to give us tons of action - and a good soak. We’ll definitely be back! Highly recommend!!
Written July 16, 2020
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Thank you so much for letting us be apart of your vacation!
Written July 16, 2020
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