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Rolling Thunder River Company
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“guide assisted”(13 reviews)
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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Reviewed 24 June 2012

This is the best company for white water rafting. Our guide Nick made the trip fun for all of us. This was the frist time our friends went rafting and Nick was great!! They are now hook on white water rafting. He made the trip...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Beautiful sunny day...week before Memorial Day...the river was beautiful and guide Taco Mike gave us a great ride down the river. This was our second trip...the first was six years ago. Good to see it was as friendly and clean as it was then. Everyone...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We have joined Rolling Thunder two times now for an excellent day down the Nantahala River. They are nice, priced right, great guides, safe, and lots of fun! This last trip, we took our Christmas pictures on the last rapid. Rolling Thunder takes pictures of...More

Thank KimG404
Reviewed 1 September 2011

This company was great! The rafting trip was a blast. The guide in our boat was great. The kids loved him. Everyone had a wonderful time. The prices are very good. The pictures they took f us on the trip were amazing. We will def...More

Thank aliciaalicve
Reviewed 29 August 2011

From the time we arrived til the time we departed the staff and facilities were very accomodating. Everyone was patient and kind. The safety instructions, shuttle bus ride, and the actual rafting trip was very entertaining. Our guide, "Thumper" John was very knowledgeable and entertaining....More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 20 August 2011

These guys were awesome - funny, enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the river. We rafted down with our guide Allen who was absolutely awesome - had us cracking up laughing the entire ride down with jokes. Even the safety lesson and the shuttle ride to the...More

Thank Jmajor73
Reviewed 7 August 2011

Thanks to our guide, Wayne, we had a phenomenal white-water rafting experience. Most of us (ages 10 to 40's) white-water raft for the first time and we had an enjoyable time! Some of the kids were afraid but our guide told stories to make them...More

Reviewed 29 July 2011

We have another excellent adventure as repeat customers. Moose made sure we hit every thing you could in the river (we asked him for this). He thought we were crazy but did it for us. What a great time.

Thank Radrev
Reviewed 17 July 2011

Boomer thank you for an awesome adventure! Rafting the Nantahala River was more than we expected. Everyone from our seven year-old to our forty-some year old had the time of their lives. We all want to do it again and again and again. Great customer...More

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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.