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Review of Rapid Expeditions

Rapid Expeditions
Ranked #7 of 15 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Rapid Expeditions is a full service whitewater rafting outfitter and kayaking school located a short drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. We offer Upper and Lower Pigeon River rafting trips on Tuesdays, Wendsdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and some Sundays (call ahead) during Spring, Summer, and Fall! The Pigeon River boasts Class II, III, and IV rapids on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Reviewed July 29, 2010

We went white water rafting with Rapid Expeditions on July 22nd, all 15 of us! 11 of us went on the upper Pigeon and 4 of us went on the lower. After we were done all we talk about was what a great time we had and how lucky we were to found them to do it with. Rapid Expeditions is a smaller outfit, but you could tell they are doing it because they enjoy it, not to see how many people they can get down the river in one day! Cy and Allegra were our guides on our two rafts on the upper. They took their time with us. While some of the other rafting companies kept going down the river and not letting them out of the raft to swim in the calm water, Cy and Allegra stopped to let them by and helped us "surf" twice each. They also allowed us to get out of the rafts and swim, all the while watching us so we didn't get too far away. It was a very personal experience, and I highly recommend them!

Thank Lovetotravel3816
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"made us feel"
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

RAPID EXPEDITIONS is your local rafting outfitter. They are out rafting on the river because it is clear that is what they enjoy doing. This is not your everyday tourist run business, they have a more personal touch and it is clear through their interactions w/ their guests. My girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to have the owner as our guide, he was genuinely interested in who he was rafting with so we had the trip we we were expecting...WE DID. We will be going back again, this time we will be taking the kayaking class. Which on Wed. there is an offered free roll clinic which we took advantage of. Just that little extra that made our experience one we will remember.

Thank brj_77
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