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Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft

1847 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719-4506
+1 828-497-4545
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Fun tubing experience

Great value! Took 14 people ranging from 4 to 41 yrs old. Tubes worked well and we connected the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joseph E
Tubing with family

Our ages range from 14-50. A lot of fun tubing. Many class 2 rapids that you have to work through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael M
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Cherokee's and western North Carolina's number one tube and raft trip with over 200 tubes in stock, which means no waiting! We have tube and raft trips designed for everyone of every age. A great experience to see the Smokies from a unique point of view. Always cool and refreshing during the summer heat, a relaxing float down the Oconoluftee River is a welcome departure from the crowds of the reservations busy summer months. A Cherokee favorite for over 20 years! AGES 5 AND UP.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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“rope swing” (7 reviews)
“water shoes” (4 reviews)
“tubing ride” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1847 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719-4506
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+1 828-497-4545
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value! Took 14 people ranging from 4 to 41 yrs old. Tubes worked well and we connected the tubes for the younger kids so they wouldn't drift away! Several exciting rapids and a great swimming hole with a rope swing. Kids and adults really...More

Thank Joseph E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our ages range from 14-50. A lot of fun tubing. Many class 2 rapids that you have to work through. Water was about 58 degrees in late July, but you are working and after the first 15 minutes you really barely notice how cold it...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

My daughter and I loved this 2 hour adventure. It was just fun; there were a few crazy rapids where you have to lift your bottom up to avaoid hitting rocks (bottomup, we'd yell- LOL), but for the most part it was really relaxing. The...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best tubing experiences ever. The Rapids were very fun albeit a little dangerous if done incorrectly. The owner and driver were absolutely genuinely good people. I somehow managed to lock my keys in the car and the owner offered to wait for...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Wife and I drove 30 minutes to get to the location. We were well within the posted operating hours. Upon arriving we were told that it was slow so they would not be running any more trips that day. Very disappointing because we had planned...More

Thank Tracy B
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Todd L, Owner at Smoky Mountain Tube & Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

sorry but we are closed labor day to memorial weekend.we are not open in sept.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was a lot of fun for my family. First of all, it is a long tubing ride, at least 1 1/2 hours. I strongly suggest wearing water shoes. The river bottom is all rocks which are slippery. The water shoes will help with your...More

Thank Tellmewhere2go
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is one of the highlight of the trip. It was as much fun as white water rafting. In the middle of the river, there's a place to swing on the rope and jump in the water. it was my first time trying it. It...More

Thank ShibaShadow
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I think the water was too low for the ride to be enjoyable. I hit EVERY Rock and boulder in the river for 1 hour and 45 minutes. My backside is bruised and in pain (two days after the experience). I ran into stumps, overhanging...More

2  Thank TheGilmoreGirlz
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We had two adults and three children (8, 11, and 13) along with us and none of us enjoyed our experience. We all thought it was frustrating and all of us left with bruises and some with cuts on legs and feet. First, this is...More

2  Thank Jennifer J
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My 9 yr old grandson and I have waited all year to take him on his first tubing experience, and we weren't disappointed! The staff were super courteous and they explained everything you need to know. I highly recommend you wear good footwear in the...More

1  Thank Dana S
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Teraloki
15 May 2018|
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Response from 56jtl | Property representative |
no you don't need one we have plenty of tubes for everyone.
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Teraloki
13 May 2018|
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Response from 56jtl | Property representative |
yes we are 10 miles east and we open 05/24/2018
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sndrtbr
14 June 2016|
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Response from 56jtl | Property representative |
you need to make that decision . alot of people go down with lifejacket on.
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