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They Knew What We Didn't And Were Prepared!

My college roommate, now 67, was lamenting that she'd never been whitewater rafting. I said, "let's... read more

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Sue K
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
Great First Experience

We had a great time on the Natahala River with Rolling Thunder River Company. They were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
G S
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Senoia, Georgia
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Rolling Thunder River Company has provided exceptional river trips for almost 40 years. The family-friendly Nantahala River in western North Carolina has become a favorite river for hundreds of thousands of rafters each season. We offer...more
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10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
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+1 800-408-7238
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Reviewed yesterday

My college roommate, now 67, was lamenting that she'd never been whitewater rafting. I said, "let's go!" We booked a double funyak with Rolling Thunder and they made everything work great. The setup, the training-with-humor, the transpo to the put-in-and-back, and most importantly, their "save"...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time on the Natahala River with Rolling Thunder River Company. They were professional, welcoming and knowledgeable. Our guide, Priscilla, gave us interesting facts about the area as we went down the river. We had a great time and recommend it to...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

GS, thank you for taking your time to post such a great review for us. We appreciate your kind words and will look forward to having you roll with Thunder again. - Bobbye

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has it all! A large bunk house, clean shower and restroom and the staff and guides are all phenomenal!! We bring a large group of scouts every year and haven’t been disappointed in the 10+ years we’ve been coming! Highly recommend!

Thank TimeTraveller1469
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Timetraveller1469, we love Scouts! Thank your for your 10 years of patronage and for your great review. We appreciate you and your group. If there is anything we can do to make your visits even better, please let us know.-Bobbye

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife, three girls (ages 11, 9, and 7), and I had an outstanding experience with Rolling Thunder on the Nantahalla River. Everything from the check in process, to the transportation to/from the river, to the experience on the water was perfect for our family....More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The Nantahala River is such a great choice for a family with younger children. We're very glad that you and your children enjoyed their Nantahala rafting experience with Rolling Thunder. Thank you for posting such a great review for us. Join us again when you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From checking in to completing our rafting trip, every employee we encountered was super nice and professional! Our guide, LuJohn, was amazing! He made us all feel completely at ease (which was great for some of us first timers) and he interacted with everyone the...More

Thank Jennifer P
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jennifer, those hot showers do feel great after a river trip. Glad you took advantage of them. Thank you for posting such a great review. While we cannot respond to every single review we do read them and take them to heart. Thanks for choosing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first river trip for our kids and we all had so much fun! Thomas kept the trip entertaining and was a great guide. We would definitely come back again.

Thank Artsvarc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My step-kids had never been white water rafting before and they had a fantastic time. So can’t wait to go again!

Thank Melinda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome trip. Daisy was a great guide. Would do it again. Timely, professional, and safe. Family friendly and the jokes were not too bad either.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group of four non guided, had a BLAST! Staff and crew were amazing! It was a surprisingly easy process (check in/getting gear/etc) would HIGHLY recommend! The guided tours looked fun as well, definitely want to go again soon!

Thank Carrollyn O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent time today. Highly recommend Nick as a guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Perfect amount of thrill and fun.

Thank Maurae W
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bluebird316
24 May 2018|
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Response from LawrenceCain | Reviewed this property |
There is one level 3 rapid at the end of the trip but the rest are 1 and 2's.
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stacyspence
16 April 2018|
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Response from Bobbye M | Property representative |
The Nantahala River in Bryson City NC will be running every day that week. The Ocoee River will be running only on weekends after Labor Day. Hope this helps.
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