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Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center

10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 866-319-8870
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We ❤️ Duckies

Second day in a row on the river in the single inflatable kayaks. Our ages are 45, 49 and 20. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rogersville, Missouri
via mobile

Seriously, take 6 people that have never ever been rafting and take a perfectly organized and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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At the Nantahala, Wildwater is the original outfitter for the Raft & Rail excursion, and also offers Jeep Tours, raft and inflatable kayak rentals,fully guided whitewater rafting trips and zipline canopy tours with Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours. For a multi-day experience, Wildwater Nantahala also offers group lodging and unique Yurt lodging at Falling Waters Resort across the street from our Nantahala Adventure Center. Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, the first zipline canopy tour in Western NC, is also located on the Falling Waters property. Family owned and operated since 1971, Wildwater is the only company to offer a Quality Service Guarantee. Wildwater offers over 15 different trips on four different rivers in the Southeast.
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  • Very good7%
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 866-319-8870
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second day in a row on the river in the single inflatable kayaks. Our ages are 45, 49 and 20. We all had a blast. Great team of people on staff. 👍🏻

Thank Ourtrips2002
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seriously, take 6 people that have never ever been rafting and take a perfectly organized and equipped trip on a beautiful day, on a gorgeous river with THE BEST GUIDE EVER...and there you have it Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center. I never thought my experience could...More

Thank Q2403OKkellyc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We highly recommend Wildwater for a guided rafting trip down the Nanthala river. Our guide, Dillon, knew the river so well that we had no worries about going down the rapids. The guides also stopped and tied up the rafts so we could run across...More

Thank Miamigyrl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can get very crowded and parking lot t fills up. Stores, restaurants, food stores, watching the people go by on rafts, etc. it all brings you back to nature. It's a terrific place to enjoy what Western NC has to offer. Train goes right through...More

Thank OpinionGuru
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful Jeep tour with our guide, Bill Crawford. He was informative, interesting, and entertaining. We saw lots of lovely waterfalls, historic settlements, where the Appalachian Trail crosses through Tellico Gap, the Cherokee Meeting Tree, etc. Highly recommended!

Thank AdventureGirl1911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish that I could give Wildwater more than five stars. They went above and beyond for us in a way that I've never experienced before, anywhere. Granted, we contacted them ahead of time to make arrangements for my dad, but they still outdid themselves...More

Thank L7228XIcherylb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went rafting and it was so much fun! It's an action packed adventure! Our guide was funny and kept things interesting! They take quality photos of everyone going down the rapids and we paid extra to get it.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren (12 & 14) whitewater rafting for the first time, for all of us. It was the best part of our vacation. Neal was our guide and he was great with us and the kids since we were newbies. We got a...More

Thank jenkenbass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grand kids for their first river raft trip. We had the perfect day. The river was exciting enough for them but not too dangerous. Our guide, Ben C, was great with the kids. He ensured that all of them had a fun...More

Thank Donny W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time rafting down the river. Our guide Mark was entertaining and professional. Provided outstanding commentary and had us prepared for everything. Excellent staff and organization

Thank scottlM9043MM
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24 June 2017|
Response from shauser3469 | Reviewed this property |
My husband is 71 and sounds like he's in about the same physical condition. I wouldn't try it with him. We did the Jeep tour instead.
24 June 2017|
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Response from Pabooboo | Reviewed this property |
This would be the perfect outfitter and river for you to experience for your trip! Knowledgeable staff, fun river and appropriate levels of fun for all....enjoy!
13 September 2016|
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Response from HEATHER_Mermaid | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in August, we wore swimsuits with long sleeved swim shorts and shorts. Be sure to take water shoes, or if you have scuba booties, those would be better as the water is a constant 48 degrees!