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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 4 weeks ago

Well managed and established company located on a nice river for beginners and anyone looking for a fun ride. Suitable for younger family members and teens. Not as scenic or primitive as the Chattooga but the easy in and out, (and possibly a passing train)...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Bob, we appreciate your kind words. It is a fun ride isn't it? Thanks for choosing Thunder!-Bobbye

Reviewed 24 September 2018

We traveled from Georgia to take a troop of Boy Scouts whitewater rafting. We arrived early, set up camp and were off on our adventure in no time! Our guides were awesome!! We had older boys that were very energetic and some younger boys who...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Michelle, we loved reading your review. Thank you! Glad your Scouts had a great time with us. Hope to see you roll with Thunder again. -Bobbye

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The experience was wonderful and my first at 71 years old and was afraid to do it because I can’t swim. No worries. The guide ,Wiggy”,was incredible. All of the staff were very nice and helpful. I recommend the trip wholeheartedly.

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Susan, we're so glad you enjoyed your rafting trip with us even though you don't swim. We wouldn't want you to miss out on the fun! Thank you for the great review. -Bobbye

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This place is well operated and friendly. Nick is awesome at guiding us through the Category 1, 2, and 3 rapids. My trio and another couple rode in his raft and had a great time. This was our second time here and there's gonna be...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Eric, thank you! We try our best to be a smooth operation. Glad you appreciated our efforts. Look forward to seeing you back for your third time with us. -Bobbye

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent company and experienced guide. We were very pleased with this excursion. It rained half way through our float but that added to the adventure so don’t let a little rain stop you. Loved going in September as the crowds were non-existent but don’t wait...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Sandy, September is a great month to go rafting with us as you found out. Glad you enjoyed your Ocoee River trip with us.-Bobbye

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Was a little weary since not as big as the other guys....but we had a blast! Thanks to our guide (Cilla) and everyone at Rolling Thunder from start to finish, everyone had fun and we felt safe and appreciated the entire trip. They even have...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Alexander, you're very welcome. Glad you enjoyed your trip!-Bobbye

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you once again for a great time y’all always make our trips special! Our guide Thomas was very knowledgeable and fun, we loved all his dad jokes! Can’t wait to do it again next year!

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our group of six had an excellent time! The rafting itself was wonderful, but the experience was unbeatable thanks to our knowledgeable, skilled and very funny guide, LeuJean. If you're going to pay for a guide, it should be worth the extra price - thanks...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

The right guide does make a difference as you found out. Ours are great and LouJohn is excellent. Glad you had a great time. Thanks for choosing Thunder!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome guide, Thomas. With two Moms and three kids he was the perfect combo of one liner jokes (my kids still think the squirrels have their own zip line park) and still entertained the Moms! Thanks Thomas for a great day! We...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

We're still giggling over the kids picturing a zip line for squirrels. Bet they'll be talking about that one for a long time :) Glad you and the kids had a great time with us. Thanks for choosing Thunder!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

From the ladies at the desk to the bus driver and guides, these folks did an outstanding job to make sure our trip was fun and safe. You could tell they love what they do and do what they love!

Thank jtodd4
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Jtodd4, we do love what we do and we’re very glad you could tell. Thank for your great review. -Bobbye

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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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