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
2022

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Leigh M
1 contribution
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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Stephanie C
Sebastian, FL163 contributions
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
1 contribution
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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Kay
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
I 100% recommend!! They are all so nice and welcoming, and so positive too. We had Joshton as our guide and let me tell you he changed my perspective on life. He kept us save and even made sure we had an amazing time. He is a great dude! Again 100% recommend for you even if scared, they help you not be scared!!
Written June 1, 2022
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Joshton has a special gift for guiding. We are so blessed with our staff and their love for the river. Thank you for letting us be a part of your smoky mountains vacation!
Written June 1, 2022
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Jamie D
Huntsville, AL77 contributions
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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nstojov
Michigan43 contributions
Jul 2021
What a blast! Our guide Heath was awesome! There were definite thrills and excitement. We also had a chance to jump out and float down the river through a calm section of the river. I was a bit nervous about the kids (mainly our youngest 10 year old)...no problem. All the kids 10-18 said this was better than going to Dollywood! Never thought my kids would say that in a million years. This is a well organized company and the crew was very energetic and professional. Can't wait to do it again!
Written August 6, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us such a amazing review! I’m so happy your family had a great time , thank you for letting us help make lasting memories for your family!
Written August 7, 2021
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Brook
1 contribution
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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Wanderlust Homebody
Dundee, MI11 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a group of 12, ages ranging from 5-60. We did the lower pigeon scenic float and we ALL had a great time! We were put in 2 separate rafts, but they made sure our rafts were by each other the whole trip. The scenic float did not require much paddling, so we were able to take a lot of pictures during it and get out to swim a couple times. But there were some parts where there were just big enough rapids to made it fun and exciting. Views were gorgeous the whole time. One caution to those heading there though- our gps took us down a basically one lane road (it’s open to 2 lane traffic but only one car can fit on the road at a time- we were in a truck so that made it very challenging when a car was coming the opposite direction!) so look at a map and try to come in the opposite way through Hartford.
Written August 22, 2020
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Thank you for letting us be a part of your vacation! Trail hollow road is class 5 for sure, glad you made it safely and thanks for choosing us!
Written August 22, 2020
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Natalie B
Richmond, VA10 contributions
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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Mary W
2 contributions
Sep 2021
It was my first time, Me and my Husband and another couple was with us. I got thrown from boat along with the gentleman from the other couple/ I was so thankful he was there in the water with me. We would like to talk with you guys. If you happen to read this will you call me: 256-589-6943. I am so thankful for you . I had a lot of fun over all. Dirty Mike was our guide, the boat got stuck on a big rock was why we fell out. They were there for our rescue very shortly after our fall.
Written September 15, 2021
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Hey Mary, I’m so happy that you had fun rafting with us! Falling out can be a bit scary at first in any outdoor excursion but it sounds you handled it like a champ! I’m happy to give you a call! Thank you for choosing us to take you rafting for your first time!
Written September 15, 2021
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