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Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers

14690 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9180
+1 828-488-2386
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Great experience! beautiful river, friendly staff.

This was a great trip down the river! I had two young teenagers with me and for one, it was her... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Angelo F
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Vero Beach, Florida
Another excellent time at Fast Rivers!

This is my 4th visit to Fast Rivers! Perfect every time! The guides are experienced and fun. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
carolinagirl89
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Hickory, North Carolina
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Our goal is to exceed your expectations in all facets of your rafting adventure. Our friendly, skilled, and sincere service is second to none and we welcome the opportunity to have you experience the beauty and excitement of whitewater on the Nantahala River with us. We have been family owned & operated for over 38 years! Our specialty is giving economical prices with the very best in personal service, equipment, facilities, and staff. No experience necessary. Guided & unguided trips available mid-March through early October. Walk-ins are welcome ~ reservations recommended, call us, or book online to reserve your adventure. We look forward to seeing you on the river with us. The most important trip down the river is yours! Come & Enjoy the Fun...
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14690 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9180
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+1 828-488-2386
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great trip down the river! I had two young teenagers with me and for one, it was her first river rafting experience. The river proved to be both challenging and forgiving. We did a guided trip. Our guide was experienced and very...More

Thank Angelo F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my 4th visit to Fast Rivers! Perfect every time! The guides are experienced and fun. The rafts are never overcrowded. It is a wonderful personalized river experience.

Thank carolinagirl89
Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly staff with nice, new facilities. Must do in Bryson City area. Clean restrooms and good selection of tshirts. Not as commercial as NOC, which we also loved visiting for other activities, but it's good to spread the love around with the local businesses! Great...More

Thank Meredith L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great customer service. Has a blast. We went with 3 adults and 2 kids (9 and 12). Cassie the guide really made the trip. She knew all the great spots and made sure the people that wanted to get wet, were wet! We will be...More

Thank AdrianneO
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

That's awesome! Thanks so much. Glad y'all enjoyed your time (wet or dry)!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I conducted site visits with a couple of the larger outfitters on the Nantahala River and found Adventurous Fast Rivers to be better suited to handle the complexities and ever-changing needs for our group. The pricing for our trip was nearly half of what we...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second trip with AFR. We chose them again this year because of their staff and equipment options. The outstanding new location is a plus! The food truck outside offered great food too! We wouldn't dream of using another company!

Thank Carol S
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks, Carol! Your enjoyment regarding all aspects of Adventurous Fast Rivers means so much to us. Thank you, Thank you!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Adventurous Fast Rivers for 14 out of the last 15 years. First it is important to take time in the review to mention that the Nantahalla River is a treasure and we are privileged to get to enjoy it every...More

Thank Jody H
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

This warms my heart, Jody. Thank you so much for being with us all these years! Customers like you have made us continue to love our business! And so true...the Nantahala river is what you say...a true treasure!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I hadn't rafted in decades, and we decided to tackle something on our bucket lists. The folks at Fast Rivers took very good care of us. They directed us to the proper trip for our first time out, and we had a...More

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Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you again for trusting us with your adventure! We loved having y'all and enjoyed your excitement!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Look no further for rafting outfitters. The owners and staff made our first rafting trip a great experience. Our guide Matthew was very informative and fun.....he was great. The owners were very professional, responsive, and friendly....not what you'll find with the "big" outfitters. This was...More

Thank Keith S
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's awesome, Keith! So happy to read what an amazing overall trip you had with us! We love that you chose us and found it to be a great experience. Thanks again!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here every year and always choose this rafting company. Their new facilities are great, but the employees and owners make this the best company on the Nantahala. I wrote a review last year and just wanted to update ... We did self guide...More

Thank ltkruger
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is easy to give of ourselves to great customers! Glad you enjoyed your guided and self guided trips with us. Thanks so much!!

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Carlos G
29 July 2017|
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Response from miindy | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for age requirements. I, myself, think I'd wait a few more years. The rapids bounce you around pretty good!
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pinglindsay
27 July 2017|
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Response from Curt C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will be fine for younger kids. My kids are older but would not have any problems taking them when they were younger. Definitely get a guide. Well worth the extra money.
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Carolyn O
28 May 2017|
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Response from Sue M | Property representative |
Hi! The Nantahala River is class II-III which is beginner to intermediate whitewater. We have people in their 80's raft with us often and truly enjoy themselves. I would recommended a guided trip if no one in the group has... More
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