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Rolling Thunder River Company

10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
+1 800-408-7238
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Great for family members of all ages

This was our first family whitewater rafting experience and it was a lot of fun. Not a lot of busy... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Steve M
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Lots of Fun!

This was my first time white water rafting. My wife and I chose a guide assisted trip and had our... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Ray L
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Orlando, Florida
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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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“guide assisted” (14 reviews)
“rafting trip” (24 reviews)
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10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first family whitewater rafting experience and it was a lot of fun. Not a lot of busy / high level rapids so great starter course and for younger kids (elementary age). Our guide was fantastic. It was a nice balance of instructing,...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This was my first time white water rafting. My wife and I chose a guide assisted trip and had our own raft. Our guides name was Jackson and he did a great job showing us what to do and assisting us down the river. This...More

Thank Ray L
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Ray, we love showing newbies how to have a blast on our rivers. Glad your photos turned out great. Christmas card maybe? - Bobbye

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

White water rafting down the Nantahala River was a blast! Definitely a good starter river if it's your first time. You have the option to go with or without a guide. I suggest going with a guide if you haven't taken the river before. There...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

My family went on the 3 hour trip that starts at noon. I have 13 year old twins and they and my husband have never been river rafting before. The LOVED it! The day was perfect, the river was amazing and our guide made them...More

Thank kpeargin
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

This is such a fun trip for a family. Glad that your twins loved it as well. We will look forward to having you roll with Thunder again. Thank you very much for the great review. -Bobbye

Reviewed 13 September 2017

You guys!!! I can't imagine that we would have had 1/100th of the time we did if we didn't get our guided tour with Tader! He knew every place to hit in the river that would us spinning and having a great time! You do...More

Thank Brittany G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I loved the trip. The rapids were good for beginners. Ask for tader as your guide if you can. He knew the ins and outs. He even let us jump of this ledge which was SUPER AWESOME.

Thank VReddy20
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Today was our second time rafting with Rolling Thunder and both experiences were outstanding. The staff at Rolling Thunder is knowledgeable, well organized and a lot of fun. Today, our group included four adults and our guide was Chase. He shared lots of info about...More

Thank vhs36528
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We are so proud of our staff and very glad to hear that you recognized their outstanding efforts as well. We appreciate the time you took to post such a great review for Rolling Thunder. We'll look forward to having you roll with Thunder again....More

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I tagged along on a family vacation with my friend in July. This was my first time White Water Rafting and I was very nervous. However, this was my favorite thing to do on the trip, and Tader was an excellent guide! I hope to...More

Thank Madison L
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Madison, glad to hear that we took you from nervous to fabulous on your rafting trip. We love showing first-timers how much fun we have on the river. Thank you for posting such a great review for Rolling Thunder. Check us out on Facebook and...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Our first experience of white water rafting that was on our Bucket List was amazing! Our guide, Nick, was not only professional but very entertaining! Those Otter Lobsters were the best Nick... we looked them up on way back to casino!

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

first time whitewater rafting, went with my boyfriend and his 9 year old son on a guided tour with Cam and we all had an absolute blast! Check in was seamless, the entire staff seemed delighted to be there and were exceptionally friendly and helpful....More

Thank Kailen P
Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Kailen, thank you doesn't seem sufficient enough to show our appreciation for your great review. You made us grin from ear to ear reading your kind words. We're so glad you recognized our employee's enthusiasm for their jobs. We will look forward to seeing you...More

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