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“Best white water rafting trip we've ever had!”

Rafting in the Smokies
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Inspired Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering whitewater rafting, family float trips, ziplines, a challenging ropes course, rock climbing wall, and horseback riding. VACATION PACKAGES FOR AFFORDABLE SMOKY MOUNTAIN FUN! Come play with us and then enjoy the rest of your day on our Family Adventure Island with complimentary picnic tables, grills, walking trail, and family playground. We are a one-stop-adventure-shop serving ages 3 and up. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. 39 years of rafting experience. Restrictions may apply. Raft with the best: Rafting in the Smokies!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had the absolute best time on this trip! It was fun, informative and Chris Young was a fantastic guide! I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Thank Katazzle617
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We just came home from our trip to Gatlinburg. We did rafting our second day. What a blast! From start to finish, it was well organized. Our guide Willis was fantastic! He made sure to hit every rapid at the right point. This guy knew what he was doing & seemed to absolutely love it. Highly recommend. We can't wait to go back & do it again.

Thank Vanessa K
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Amazing first experience rafting in Gatlinburg!! Lance was our guide for the upper river, and he was the best!! Knew his stuff, was very personable, and he even let our raft decide whether we wanted to safely tip upside down into the river (unanimously said yes - swimming in the river was exciting and fun, were the only boat to do so!). If you go Rafting in the Smokies, DEFINITELY request Lance as your guide!

Thank Sneha V
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had a great time rafting in the smokies! Our guide Cyleste was so polite and sweet. We will definately do it again. Thanks!

Thank David A
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were just in Gatlinburg for 108 hours and the most fun and most talked about experience we had was the two hours we spent white water rafting "The Upper". Our guide Eric "Twostars", (I thought that was his last name :-) but thats another story) was extremely professional and entertaining. Our family of four along with Eric were the only ones in our raft, which did make it seem more personal for our family. The entire experience from the bus ride 'entertainment', Eric, our guide, and the exciting and cold river gave us plenty of laughs and memories. My wife and two children, ages 12 and 15, loved it. Advice: Skip one of those expensive dinner shows, buy a waterproof camera for $11, take a change of dry clothes and make some memories. We will return. Note: This attraction is about a 45 minutes drive, depending on traffic, from Gatlinburg via the scenic Foothills Parkway.

Thank Camogolfer
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