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Big Bear Rafting

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3165 Big Creek Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2135
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White water rafting

It was great. My family of 8 all got to raft together in the same boat (Big Bootie Judy) Rich was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rere031779
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Sylvester, Georgia
MOST AMAZING TIME WITH THE BEST GUIDE, RICH!!!

Myself, my husband and 10 of our friends/family (12 of us total) did the upper river rafting trip... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
Stephanie C
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Tampa, Florida
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3165 Big Creek Rd, Hartford, TN 37753-2135

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great. My family of 8 all got to raft together in the same boat (Big Bootie Judy) Rich was our guide and he was great !!! Ask for Rich (AKA Red)

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Myself, my husband and 10 of our friends/family (12 of us total) did the upper river rafting trip and had the the best time ever and our guide Rich was awesome! He hands down has to be one of the best, funniest and most experienced...More

Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This was our first time on a rafting trip. Mom and Dad with 3 young adult kids. I would say this is a perfect trip for a first time trip. We were completely safe and it was scary enough to get a thrill at the...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

My family of 4 and i did the Lower Pigeon river trip,which is for younger children and we all had a great time.Our Guide Justin did a great job guiding everyone down the river on a beautiful day and we all loved it During our...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Best rafting I would say... Rich was awesome. Had a great time and experience. Suggest this place for upcoming visitors.

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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Awesome trip with the family. We had a blast and our guide Rich was the best. Make sure you request him! He's a blast and was great with the kids. Will definitely go back!

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

My girlfriends and I recently went white water rafting (level III and IV) with Big Bear Rafting - our Guide Rich was AWESOME!!! He made it fun, gave us small history lessons, mini stand-up - some of his jokes were even funny - but he...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend wanted to do something exiting , something we never did before. Finally we decided to try rafting and chose Big Bear Rafting company. I was anxious about the idea, as I'm not a big fan of the water activities. But once...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We arrived half an hour early for the lower river rafting. Staff were friendly and helpful getting us ready to go. Our guide named Rich was very experienced and made the ride so much fun for us parents and our teenage sons. Highly recommended! It's...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Where to start? The company-great, our guide-amazing, the entire whitewater rafting experience-we are HOOKED!!! Big Bear was a great company from the beginning to the end of our trip. Our guide Ben was funny and put 4 newbies to whitewater rafting at ease. Each of...More

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AlwaysOnTheGo24
February 20, 2017|
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Hello, thanks for the question. No, we ask our guests to arrive about 30 minutes early. Our trips, 95% of the time, go out on time. Sometimes we go out early, if we are late it is no more than 15 minutes. We take our guests... More
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Robert J
May 24, 2015|
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Hello Robert, It should be warm enough for shorts. We do not recommend wearing blue jeans. Thanks
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