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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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What a thrCill!

My cousin and I were the last two to raft for the season (late October). It was cold and rainy but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pblaschk
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Murphy, North Carolina
Fun with Great-Grand Kids!

This was the second time rafting with Fast Rivers with my great-grandchildren (3 girls and a boy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
victorrS6895YW
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Clarksburg, United States
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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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“rafting trip” (52 reviews)
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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 3 weeks ago

My cousin and I were the last two to raft for the season (late October). It was cold and rainy but we didn't care, it was a thrill of a lifetime. David was so knowledgeable, funny and even serenaded us! Can't wait to go back...More

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

We couldn't have asked for a better duo to end the season with! Thank you again for choosing us, toughing it out in the rain & cold, and recognizing David and Cassie for what wonderfulness they offer. Thanks again!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second time rafting with Fast Rivers with my great-grandchildren (3 girls and a boy) and, again, we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. There were just enough rapids for the kids to get excited going through them, and then enough smooth water to relax...More

Thank victorrS6895YW
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a great afternoon for you and your great-grandchildren. And amazing to hear that you are completely enjoying getting out there and playing with them! Thanks so much for sharing your experience and continuing to choose us!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time rafting w kids... they absolutely loved it! Our guide Mark was wonderful and has wealth of knowledge about the water and history of NC. Also, we had left our bag at the outpost. I called and spoke w Steven, he was kind enough...More

Thank Nikki N
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much for your heartfelt words; very humbling. We are happy to hear that Mark (& Steven) helped to make your trip with the kids such a great one!

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This was our second trip with Fast Rivers, which ought to tell you something. First time was last summer with a few other families. This time was me, my 11 year old son, and his Boy Scout troop. Both experiences were outstanding. Highlights: 1. Knowledgeable,...More

Thank Jesse H
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks, Jesse! We are happy to hear that your experiences with us are consistent and want to bring you back to us for more! We greatly appreciate your loyalty and certainly look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This Is the second time I have taken grandchildren to raft the Nantahalla with this company. Cassie, our guide was excellent with children and I highly recommend this river rafting company.

Thank Gamecockrod
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Cassie enjoyed spending time on the river with y'all! And, yes, she is one of the best with children!!! Thanks again!

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This rafting company is a true 5 star! Great trip down the river. Our guide David was hilarious and yet gave us some rafting tips for when we are on our own. I highly recommend this company and would use them again.

Thank 698katherinew
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you very much for such kind words! We appreciate that you chose us and are so happy that you enjoyed your time with David! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great trip by real professionals who care that your trip was wonderful. We have used them for 8 years for our Special Needs school and they make it magical each time.

Thank fdbgolfer2017
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks Floyd! You guys are awesome! We thoroughly enjoy seeing you and the kids each year. Thank you again for making us a part of their "branching out" adventure.

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

AFR has it all -- great staff, gorgeous new location right by the put-in, and awesome shirts! If you want to raft the Nantahala with a company that's family-owned and friendly, AFR is it! We will definitely be back!

Thank Tara G
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

So happy to hear that you love it all! Customers like you make it easy for us to love what we do! Thanks, Tara!

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Lots of fun! Personable, competent guides. Accommodating staff. Mostly class 1-2 water with enough class 3 to be interesting. Highly recommend.

Thank lhlovell
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you again for rafting with us ~ Glad you enjoyed your experience with us and the Nantahala River!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

We've done 2 separate self-guided rafting trips with our two boys (15 and 11yrs old) over the last 2 years. New facility is great, best prices and great staff. We will always use them when we come back.

Thank Amanda B
Sue M, Owner at Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

What a great read on this rainy day! Thank you so much and we certainly look forward to continuing to service you and your family!

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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 Lucy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes but Highly recommend to do it with a guide.
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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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