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Address: 10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
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Rolling Thunder River Company has provided exceptional river trips for...

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.

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Wonderful Ride! Awesome Guide!

What a GREAT first white water experience for our kids. We had a group of 16 from the ages of 8 to 72 and every one of us had a WONDERFUL time. It was relaxing with some fun dips... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
Dawn W
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Davie, Florida
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Davie, Florida
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

What a GREAT first white water experience for our kids. We had a group of 16 from the ages of 8 to 72 and every one of us had a WONDERFUL time. It was relaxing with some fun dips and a few exhilarating spots along the way as well. The guide, Nick, wasn't even our boats guide but he was... More 

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this review

Dawn, on behalf of the best staff on the river, thank you for the great review. We'l be looking for you next year. Check out our Facebook page and stay in touch. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Water was a toasty 48* and we loved every dowsing we got in it. The boys enjoyed "bullriding" while my daughter enjoyed squealing with every rapid. My husband decided to show off and fall in while we were doing the "washing machine." Our guide was quick as lightening, launching himself from the back of the raft to the front and... More 

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Moultrie, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This was our second time rafting here. we had so much fun and go so wet. Our guide this time was Kat. She was awesome and got us thru without anyone falling out of our raft. Yaay. This is an 8 mile trip and takes about 3 hours start to finish. Lots of fun and not too scary for us... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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108 reviews
74 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Old Man mystery tour led our family to yet another wild ride adventure with Rolling Thunder River Company. We did the Nantahala River. He opted for a guided trip because I'm not much for the water. Our guide Merideth made our trip safe and enjoyable. There were just enough rapids to make our trip fun. The Nantahala is a... More 

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this review

You are very welcome. It was our pleasure to show the Old Man mystery tour what a great rafting trip looks like on the Nantahala. Hope to see you again. Check us out on Facebook and stay in touch. More 

Independence, MO
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

IF this wasn't ABSOLUTELY GREAT... I don't know anything. At all. You absolutely HAVE to try this one out!! My oldest and I went on the river rafting trip, on a small (two person) boat. It was SO cool and SO much fun!!! We both loved it!! Words can't do it justice, and if you have been thinking about river... More 

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this review

These little boats are an absolute blast on the river. Glad you got to take one for a spin. Hope to see you and your son on another river trip soon. Thanks for choosing Thunder! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Just did this today. Very fun. Was late getting started though. Did level 2 and 3 rapids, will definitely do 3 and 4 next time for a little more adventure. We had a guide, Nathan, but you can do an unguided trip if you wish. Nathan was ok but regretfully barely let us paddle. 8 mile river, about a 2... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We chose the guided trip because it was our first time rafting and didn't know what to expect. Our group consisted of four adults and two teens. Our guide, Skyler, was great! He made sure that we got the most fun out of our trip (for the teens) while making sure that those of us who were nervous (myself and... More 

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north carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

what a great company.. friendly staff, we were in a guide assisted raft. the guides were great. some of the most fun we have ever had.. easy to find location and reasonable prices.. will definately go again and will recomend the company to friends and family

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Newnan, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

One of the most exhilarating experiences-ever! And this comes from a non-swimmer that was absolutely terrified, but facing my fear. The Rolling Thunder River Company gives unparalleled, phenomenal service. The friendly staff gave great instructions, were wonderfully entertaining, while never sacrificing one iota of safety. Wish I knew all their names to recognize them publicly. These men & women even... More 

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this review

KD, wowza! You made us feel great. From the hardest working, most enthusiastic staff on the river - thank you. We hope to see you on the river again. More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

don't waste your money on a guide. a few adults can paddle your raft just fine. kids had a blast. water is cold of course.

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