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Another Great Trip

This was our second trip with USA Raft and this year we took the full day trip with Aleane and... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Janson N
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Advance, NC, United States
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What started off with some slight fear, morphed into complete fun and excitement with these guys... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Robyn M
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All reviews the french broad river great trip day trip awesome guide gave us great information whole group safety info first timers river guide ranging in age boy scouts twists and turns wild ride a lot of fun north carolina rapids sheldon
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This was our second trip with USA Raft and this year we took the full day trip with Aleane and Sheldon. It was awesome. Great with our kids and special thanks to the group that joined us in our raft. Definitely suggest using this company on the French Broad. Fun and safe trip.

Thank Janson N
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

What started off with some slight fear, morphed into complete fun and excitement with these guys. Our group had 3 first timers and 3 repeaters. Our guide Walker was phenomenal with his navigation of the river, and his intuition on how well he thought we could handle ourselves! I recommend this place, and Walker as your guide, whole heartedly! Thanks again if you ever get to read this, you taught me to overcome this fear, and have respect for the rapids all in one trip!

Thank Robyn M
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

This review is for the half day French Broad float. This was the first WW trip for all in our group and first river float for 2, and everyone had a great time. Walker and Will were that guides and both were professional and knowledgeable. Walker was the guide for our raft and was great with his stories and letting the group decide it we wanted to take the easy or the hard way -- we always chose the hard way -- go big or go home!

When I got dumped in the ledges, and my raft got hung up on a rock, Will and his raft came to pick me up. Will and Walker showed great teamwork, and I am now a member of the French Broad swim club!

I highly recommend USA Raft if you are looking to raft the French Broad or the Nolichucky!

Thank jwinkeler74
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

Absolutely loved it! Easy for beginners yet thrilling whitewater ride. Good instruction and safety info provided.

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This was our second trip with USA Raft, we had an absolute blast! Aaron was our guide and he was phenomenal to raft the rapids with. The knowledge he shared with us along with his whitty personality made the experience that much more enjoyable. Our kids are already planning our next trip back here!

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 4 women and our 4 kids (age 8 and 9). Most of us were first time rafters and we all had a blast!

Tim was our guide and was absolutely fantastic! He made all the kids feel totally at ease, gave us great information about the river and made corny jokes.

The ride was wonderful and completely beautiful! We made a stop to jump off the rocks into the river. We also all got out of the raft and was able to swim one of the rapids.

Over all, an amazing day!

Thank Lisa5281972
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We were in Asheville for the 4th of July and decided to try our hand at whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky river. I’m so glad we did! It was the highlight of our trip! Wes (Jon Snow) was our guide. We all felt very safe in his hands and we all had a blast! Even my 16 year old said “mom, please tell me this is not the only time we are going to do this!” The whole process went smooth and was a lot of fun. We can’t wait to go back!

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Awsome experience fun class 111 Rapids and some lazy floating plus some out of the raft swimming . And our guide Craig was a blast made the day great even though we got rained on for half the trip excellent experience for my family ,once Craig saw we were comfortable he kept upping the challenges for us making it a unforgetable trip. Loved it 5 plus stars, ask for the guide that looks like big foot you won't be sorry

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

First timers from Florida had great time on our trip down the river. All the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and kept us safe while also having great time. Our tour guide, Eddie, really made things fun and interesting.

Thank Jakesmoon
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We went to the Nantahala the day before and just wanted a little more adventure and we sure got it with the French Broard. We did the full tour with lunch which is highly recommended. It just rained the night prior so the water was high and a bit more wild which we were very excited for, even so for a beginner. The water spread was 6,000 CFS, but our guide Tim was amazing and most importantly he made us feel very safe. You could tell instantly he is highly knowledgeable and skilled...and his jokes are endless and highly entertaining. The views and experience the entire trip was just perfect with USA raft. Definitely plan to come again. We were on our trip with another group where a number of them were on it a second time, one of them said how different the river was this round. Just showing you that every trip is different and worth the visit even for the second and or third time.

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