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“Friends getaway”

Rolling Thunder River Company
Ranked #2 of 15 Tours in Bryson City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 Guided/Follow-A-Guide/Non-Guided options. Family-owned and operated.
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 to him it was!

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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!

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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 hope to see you when we come back next year.

And thanks to the rest of the staff for making the bus rides and the trip a lot for fun for all.

Tiffany, Shannon, Cole, Sam, AR, and Jay!

Thank tiffanymarlene80
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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!

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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
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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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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We get together every year, we live all over the US. We look forward to our 2-4 days together all year. This year, 2018, we decided to start celebrating seeing each other every year by doing something new, sharing experiences and creating memories. This year we stayed in Bryson City, NC and reserved a rafting trip through Rolling Thunder River Company. From the time we called to reserve to the time we got our to the river, we could not have been happier with the customer service, the equipment, the instruction, BUT ESPECIALLY OUR GUIDE, LUJON!! I hope I've spelled that right, not sure as we called him "BOBBY"! (He will understand) Our reservation got added to a different day via a clerical error, but the staff went above and beyond to get us on a trip on the day we showed up, and we were very happy! During the bus ride to where our rafting trip would begin there was a horrible crash ahead of us. "BOBBY" literally entertained us the entire time! During the rafting trip we heard tales from "Jamaica", as well as tales about so much "river history" all of which kept us in stitches we were laughing so hard, because we were NEVER sure whether they were true or just "tales", but TWO things we were sure of was that "BOBBY" was the best guide ever AND we are SURE he isn't being paid enough for what he does! GREAT JOB ROLLING THUNDER AND "BOBBY", WE WILL BE BACK! Debbie, Christine, & Kathie

Thank Curious698243
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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Debra, thank you! We loved your review and Bobby appreciates your glowing words. Bobbye

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