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Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center

10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 866-319-8870
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Fantastic Experience

Shawn G I've done many trips on the Nantahala when family and friend come to visit and have used... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sylva, North Carolina
Great ride on the rapids!

This should be a "must do" on your visit to NC. We had a great time on the rail and the river. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalie N
Englewood, Florida, United States
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At the Nantahala, Wildwater is the original outfitter for the Raft & Rail excursion, and also offers Jeep Tours, raft and inflatable kayak rentals,fully guided whitewater rafting trips and zipline canopy tours with Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours. For a multi-day experience, Wildwater Nantahala also offers group lodging and unique Yurt lodging at Falling Waters Resort across the street from our Nantahala Adventure Center. Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, the first zipline canopy tour in Western NC, is also located on the Falling Waters property. Family owned and operated since 1971, Wildwater is the only company to offer a Quality Service Guarantee. Wildwater offers over 15 different trips on four different rivers in the Southeast.
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10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 866-319-8870
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shawn G I've done many trips on the Nantahala when family and friend come to visit and have used many outfitters.....Wildwater is definitely the best experience from start to finish. Moon, Dillon and the other guides where out of this world.

Thank shawngriffin
Jack W, General Manager at Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review and let us know about your experience. My favorite review of the year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This should be a "must do" on your visit to NC. We had a great time on the rail and the river. Our guide was Peter who made our group of 6 experience all the beauty of rafting as well as the excitement of "wheelies"...More

Thank Natalie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 3 had a great time rafting with our guide Brandon. We were the only ones that booked last Friday, so had a private tour down the river. While being very safe, Brandon made it even more fun by doing 360's on the...More

Thank Margarita M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time white water rafting and picked the right place to do it. Our guide, Tiffany, was great...as was the rest of our group. The trip down river had just the right amount of thrills, calm, and laughter. Highly recommend!

Thank Juliann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have rafted the nantahala before, but with wildwater..this was my most enjoyable visit. We rafted with Van as our guide...he was great. In addition to having fun we learned a lot of history & some funny stories. Highly recommend this company for a great...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For those not ready to tackle the Ocoee, this is perfect. Mostly class 1 and 2 with a couple of class 3. We have been twice and already planning the next trip. ask for Pappy as your guide.

Thank Will L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first White Water trip and had a blast! The guide was amazing and the group I was fortunate enough to be a part of was also fantastic.

Thank christy s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rafting was SO amazing! We had a BLAST. Tater was the best guide ever, he made sure we were enjoying ourselves and laughing the whole time. We heard great stories and a lot of great information about the river and places off of it. Definitely...More

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Second day in a row on the river in the single inflatable kayaks. Our ages are 45, 49 and 20. We all had a blast. Great team of people on staff. 👍🏻

Thank Ourtrips2002
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Seriously, take 6 people that have never ever been rafting and take a perfectly organized and equipped trip on a beautiful day, on a gorgeous river with THE BEST GUIDE EVER...and there you have it Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center. I never thought my experience could...More

Thank Q2403OKkellyc
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24 June 2017|
Response from shauser3469 | Reviewed this property |
My husband is 71 and sounds like he's in about the same physical condition. I wouldn't try it with him. We did the Jeep tour instead.
24 June 2017|
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Response from Pabooboo | Reviewed this property |
This would be the perfect outfitter and river for you to experience for your trip! Knowledgeable staff, fun river and appropriate levels of fun for all....enjoy!
13 September 2016|
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Response from HEATHER_Mermaid | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in August, we wore swimsuits with long sleeved swim shorts and shorts. Be sure to take water shoes, or if you have scuba booties, those would be better as the water is a constant 48 degrees!