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Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours

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Address: 49 Cantrell Dr, Fayetteville, WV 25840-5123
Phone Number: +1 304-877-8235
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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.

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We had a super great rafting adventure with Cantrell. We are glad we choose Cantrell Rafting over their bigger rafting competitors. There are only 5 of us on the raft with my 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Markham, Canada
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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a super great rafting adventure with Cantrell. We are glad we choose Cantrell Rafting over their bigger rafting competitors. There are only 5 of us on the raft with my 2 sons, wife and Fish, our very experienced guide. Its a personalized rafting experience at a price much lower than their competitors. Fish and Duncan kept us safe... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Lower New River trip to celebrate my daughters' 19th birthday. Four of us ranged in age from 11 to 59. We had a BLAST! Cantrells is definitely the tour to take. Small groups - we had two boats with 5 people in each - saw the larger operators with up to 10 boats with 8 or more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time. Stacy is an awesome guide, very knowledgeable about the rivers history and just a great personality. Looking forward to next year's trip. Locally owned and operated. Also a lot of great local restaurants and sites to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish was a great guide on New River, and I'm confident that the other guides will be just as skillful. Coming back soon for the lower Gauley river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Mike was fantastic and made our trip fun. He was funny and kind but calm and collected when we ran into a bit of a scary situation through some rapids. One of our members fell out and Mike had her back in the boat in under 30 seconds and still made the rest of the fun and enjoyable.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 in our group took on the New River with Cantrell's. Had a GREAT time thanks to the guides and incredible staff. They're knowledgeable, definitely entertaining with top notch equipment. Would highly recommend Cantrell's to anyone looking for this type of adventure.

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Chelsea, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cantrell gave us a wonderful time on the New river. Their facilities, guides and knowledge are unsurpassed. Best time on the river ever!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best time, a group of 14 and the guides were phenomenal! The river was a little low but still an adventurous time! Our guide "Fish" specifically, was the best, very knowledgeable and entertaining! He took us through the best rapids while enjoying the power of the rapids and feeling safe at the same time. Would highly recommend... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great half-day tour on the New River. I took my wife and 2 kids (ages 11 and 7). It was the kids first time rafting. They loved the whole experience. The guide took great care of us!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought a church youth group to Cantrell on Friday. The staff was excellent in the pre-trip communications. The guides were wonderful on the river. My kids all had a great time and wanted to go again. It could not have gone better. I was personally running late and they had everything ready for me when I arrived. It was... More 

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