We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 49 Cantrell Dr, Fayetteville, WV 25840-5123
Phone Number: +1 304-877-8235

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting is a family owned and operated West Virginia...

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting is a family owned and operated West Virginia company situated near the village of Fayetteville and the village of Hinton and the best whitewater rafting on the east coast.

Cantrell guides are some of the finest in the industry and the customer service is the best! We will give you the highest quality trip possible, not the highest price – this is our guarantee!

We have 2 locations in the New River Gorge Region. Out of Fayetteville, WV you can come and visit us at our Gatewood River Access basecamp we have cabins with private hot tubs, rustic cabins, R.V. camping with full hook-ups, bathhouse and onsite laundry facilities and our popular 35th Star Grill & Pub where you can enjoy some of the best entertainment in the region every weekend. Our trips out of this location range from mild to wild whitewater, so if your group is mixed this would be the best destination for you. This location is also perfect for accessing beginner to advanced hiking and biking trails; gravity ziplines to tree-top canopy tours; ATV adventures and a new area attraction - BridgeWalk.

From our Hinton location we offer a nice mild family trip that is just right for beginners and gives you a small taste of white water. This location is close to Bluestone State Park and Pipestem Resort State Park.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 200 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 189
  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
Raft guide

I work here as a raft guide and I will say this is by far the best company I have worked for besides my company I started with which is no longer around and I have worked for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
Aaron A
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 199: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I am sad to have to write this review of Cantrell because I have rafted with them on multiple occasions and the guides are top notch and I've had a good time. Unfortunately, I do not trust their front office to make good on a commitment. I booked my trip for 9 people and paid up front. I shortly afterward... More 

Thank BrutusBuckeye00
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I work here as a raft guide and I will say this is by far the best company I have worked for besides my company I started with which is no longer around and I have worked for multiple companies after that one as well. This is a family oriented company and and they will do anything to assure you... More 

Thank Aaron A
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Me and 3 of my friends went rafting the Lower Gauley on Saturday and Upper Gauley on Sunday. Mind Blown! Our guides were Adam and Stacy, both professionals and great to talk too. The Upper Gauley is an easy adrenaline fix. Duncan was our safety kayaker and he was a treat too. The UG got me thrice, Cantrell really has... More 

Thank manusrivastava89
Garden City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I have been rafting out in Colorado before on some really challenging rivers but nothing compared to my experience on the Gauley wiht Cantrell Rafting.. They are really a class act. From our first call to getting on the river they were just top notch amazing customer service from front to back. Our guide Stacey is the BOMB! she was... More 

Thank drRyan7
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We decided to do this last minute but they accommodated us and called in a guide with pleasure!! I'm so glad I read the reviews on TripAdvisor because they were all true! Our guide was Aaron and he was amazing :-) what's great about these guys is they can figure out what you're really looking for! Whether you are adventurous... More 

1 Thank jesfitz
Berwick, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 3 just did a rafting trip with Cantrell this past Saturday! Aaron was our guide and was so proficient and personable! He took very good care of me to make me feel safe and secure! (62 year old female).Stacy was the trip leader and both she and Aaron are the best at their jobs! If you want... More 

Thank Ruthie B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We had the time of our lives. Stacy, our guide, knows her stuff, and keeps you dry if you want to be, or tests your group if you like a little more adventure. We did the middle and lower gauley during the release season, and we now wish we would have done the Upper section as well. Stacy made our... More 

Thank Matt G
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I've been around a lot of water and this was by far the best time I've had so far. Or guide was very well prepared for the river and knew all the rapids to a tee. Excellent trip and would definitely stay here again. Awesome time and looking forward for the trip next year see ya around.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing day with great guides. Don't book with other rafting services that pack the rafts too full. Use the local company!

Thank Justin G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had a private family rafting adventure with Duncan as our guide. I was nervous because my daughter is only 7 (and she is very small) but he reassured us that this would be perfect for her. We did the middle part of the New River with mostly class 2 and a couple class 3 rapids. Duncan should be a... More 

Thank Marni T

Travelers who viewed Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours also viewed


Been to Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?