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Rolling Thunder River Company
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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
10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
+1 800-408-7238
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All reviews rafting trip guide assisted white water rafting awesome pictures first timers great trip other companies awesome adventure an excellent guide blue ridge a lot of fun guided raft class rapids cold water the entire staff an absolute blast can't wait to go again
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful trip with our guide Chase! I strongly recommend having a guide if you have younger children or it’s your first time. Rapids were great. The water is frigid! Come prepared. This rafting company has it together! Very efficient process and we were well taken...More

Thank Donna W
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Donna, thank you for the kind words. We do try our best to make our trips the best possible experience for our guests. Thanks for choosing Thunder! -Bobbye

Reviewed 4 August 2018

This was a 5+ experience. The river and its surroundings is just beautiful. The guides and all staff during the tour are amazing, experienced and friendly. If there is one thing to recommend to do around Bryson City so it is this! You will have...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Cait632016, we appreciate your 5+ rating. Thank you for your review and your recommendation to others. We appreciate you. -Bobbye

Reviewed 3 August 2018

We went at the perfect time. this is a great way to beat the summer heat! The staff is amazing and they keep you laughing the whole way. Percillia was our tour guide. She kept the atmosphere cool and not awkward with the other family....More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Even though it was cloudy, raining and cold (74 degrees) we had a great time!! Our guide, Tator was the best guide. My husband and I were in the front of the raft and our daughter (8yo) was in the back next to him. Although...More

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Chylers21, thank you for returning to Rolling Thunder for the second time. We do put safety first and we're glad that you were comfortable with your daughter being on the trip. Our guides do a great job on the river and take extra, extra care...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

This was my first White water rafting experience and it was awesome! My husband and I were lucky enough to have a great guide. It was just the three of us so it was like a private tour down the river. He kept us informed...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

We booked with Rolling Thunder by word of mouth. It was an amazing trip. My girls who are 7 and 8 along with my wife had never been rafting. They were all smiles for the entire day. Nick was our guide and he really made...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Just had to share the amazing experience we had .I had just fallen of my kayak the previous day and was super scared from any idea of being in the water again but I managed to sign up for it with my family hoping we’d...More

Thank Anila Q
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had a blast. Rolling Thunder was very accommodating. We camped onsite. There's hot showers. Dad jokes aside Thomas was amazing. Was like having Jim from the office take us rafting. Thanks for the great memories.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I was very hesitant to go rafting for the first time. Had I known what I know now, there would have been zero hesitation. Safety was first priority followed by a lot of fun! Our guide, LuJohn was the best (everyone says their guide is...More

Thank amy s
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Amy, thank you for posting such a great review for us. We do have great guides and safety on our trips is paramount. Looking forward to seeing you roll with Thunder again. - Bobbye

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience! Our guide Wiggy was knowledgeable, fun, and gave us a great time! A perfect experience for the beginning rafter. Met another guide named Mark, studying at Purdue University...... Boiler Up!

Thank Missy G
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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.
16 April 2018|
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.