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“Fantastic day on French Broad Rafting Trip!!”

River and Earth Adventures, Inc
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Owner description: Quality not quantity is the the only way to float. River and Earth Adventures, Inc is dedicated to adventure, eco-education, and healthy living. Connect with your friends and family while challenging yourself and enjoying some of the best natural areas in the Appalachian Mountains. River and Earth Adventures offers rafting, caving, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and gem mining.
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We had a group of 12, ages 5-55 and we had a blast on the French Broad River rafting trip with River and Earth Adventures. Most of us had never done this before so we were a little nervous about it. The guides we so nice and friendly. They went out of their way to make sure everything was safe and fun. We had two boats and Jordan and Brodie were our guides. They were great. Jordan was my guide and he kept us entertained the whole day with jokes, history of the river and just being friendly. He especially went out of his way to make the day special for my 8 year old granddaughter. He let us do special tricks on the river and was constantly letting us do different neat things with the boat. It was an awesome day and we definitely would do this trip again with this company. I especially would recommend Jordan as a guide. He was awesome and the whole experience was great!! Thanks!!!

Thank Sandra G
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grantseldomridge, Manager at River and Earth Adventures, Inc, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Thank you for Rafting the French Broad with REA. Jordan is one of our best guides and has been with us for 4 years. Thank you for your feed back and we will see you on the river!!

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

My husband and I did the raft/cave combo and my husband thoroughly enjoyed himself. However, I feel that there should be a disclaimer on this trip stating that if you are out of shape, elderly, pregnant, or have pretty much any medical condition you probably should not do this cave. It is INTENSE. It was so slick and everyone was falling and there are tight spaces you have to crawl through, and steep climbs. I was stressed out the whole time worrying about falling (which I did several times). Just be aware of what you're getting into, I certainly wasn't. Bring a change of clothes and plastic bags to put them in, you will be muddy. Just FYI you will be changing clothes in the woods.

4  Thank adiebugg
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grantseldomridge, Manager at River and Earth Adventures, Inc, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Thank you for your feed back on your cave trip with REA. You are correct this trip is challenging however we do try to cater to beginner intermediate participants. We will try to be more informative on describing the details of the trip. Your review is important and I am sure it will help folks prepare for the trip.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a great time on our day rafting with lunch. Our guide Lucas was awesome and kept us safe and entertained the whole time! It was a great experience and I hope to come back again!

1  Thank Karen R
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grantseldomridge, Manager at River and Earth Adventures, Inc, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Thanks for rafting with REA! Lucas is one of our best guides and thank you for your 5 star review!!! See you on the river!!

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We arived at facility on time for our trip and had to wait while everyone else that arived after us was waited on (aprox. 1hr). Once we were taken to the boat launch we found a leak in what appeared to be the cheapest line of canoe that mad river makes, the van driver asked if we wanted to wait for him to drive back and exchange the canoe for a different mad river piece of junk so we weighed out the option of having to wait another hour for him to return and decided that it would be better to procced with the leaky canoe. The trip down river was terrible the canoe handeled poorly even after dumping all the water out of it, we flipped over twice and after we made it to the first take out ( only 1/3 of the trip we had planned to make ) we waited for almost an hour for the driver to pick us up. This was a bad expirence, and would not recomend it to anyone else.

Thank Vash77
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grantseldomridge, Manager at River and Earth Adventures, Inc, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Thank you for your feed back. The only way we can improve our services and provide a quality experience is through your feed back. We do hope that you will have a better experience the next time you come out with REA. When our boats become damaged we do pull that equipment from service as we did with the canoe in question. During the peak of the river season we do occasionally become busy. We do try to keep waiting to a minimum. Please join us for a trip in the future and we would be glad to give you a complimentary canoe rental.

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We went on this same cave trip 2 years ago and liked it so much we decided to do it again. My son who is 11 loved this trip. This is a real cave, where you climb, slide and get very dirty. It's not particularly hard or demanding but it is a lot of fun. The guides are very knowledgeable and make the trip very enjoyable. We had a great time and would recommend this trip to anyone.

1  Thank JOHN C
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grantseldomridge, Manager at River and Earth Adventures, Inc, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

Tank you for your feed back and for your years of patraniage. I hope that you will continue to enjoy our cave trip for years to come. See you in the cave!!!!

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