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Address: 10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
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+1 800-408-7238
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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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Had a blast

Took our kids earlier today, had perfect weather, cold water and lots of fun, great staff. They took great pictures at the falls and of course we purchased the flash drive. Made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martha W
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Winchester
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Winchester
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our kids earlier today, had perfect weather, cold water and lots of fun, great staff. They took great pictures at the falls and of course we purchased the flash drive. Made great memories today with my kids...

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

Martha, memories like these are fabulous - especially with pictures. Happy Mother's Day to you. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a little early in the season but they totally worked with us and scheduled a trip during the week when everyone else was only working on weekends. It was absolutely beautiful and peaceful and while I was driving my family over 20 named rapids our guide , nick, was there the whole time to let me know it... More 

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

Kevin, glad to hear that we were able to work out a trip for you. Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review. Early season is a great time to get on the river as you found out. We'll look forward to seeing you on the river again. Check us out on Facebook and stay in... More 

Senoia, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rolling Thunder is The Complete package. We did the Nantahala River out of Bryson City, NC. Great Experience, Outstanding and Friendly staff and a first rate website. We were able to get all our questions asked online before booking our excursion. Super Easy. Upon our arrival the staff made us feel super welcome. Our guide, Nick, was tremendous. He gave... More 

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

Troy, our heartfelt thanks for such a generous and awesome review. We do try to surpass the usual customer experience and sounds like we succeeded. Glad to hear that you liked our website and found online booking to be an easy process. Check us out on Facebook and stay in touch. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rolling Thunder is a great organization. The staff are all personable and kind. My 17 yr old son and I rented a double funyak, which I highly recommend and ventured the cold waters (the trip is about 8 miles long). While the river was great, goofing with my son on the water for two hours without his phone was priceless.... More 

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

Wowza! Thank you for your awesome review. These days two hours with your child without a phone is a rare event and one to be treasured for sure. We will look forward to seeing you on the river again. Check us out on Facebook and stay in touch. More 

Tamarac, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our day on the river with Rolling Thunder was outstanding. It was the absolute highlight of our trip to North Carolina. A white water rafting trip had been on our bucket list for years, so we had some really high expectations. Rolling Thunder delivered and then some. Our guide was Nick. He had 3 couples on his raft and each... More 

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

Brad and Carol, glad to hear that our Nantahala River rafting trip made a great addition to your trip to North Carolina. On behalf of the hardest working, most enthusiastic staff on the river thank you for the great review. We read each and every review and take them to heart. Please join us on Facebook and stay in touch. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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137 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was our third visit to Rolling Thunder. We took a very early reservation and we pretty much had the river to ourselves. Our guide (Nick?) did a geat job. The water was a little cold, ok a lot cold, but the weather made up for that.Great service at a very fair price. There are other options on the river... More 

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Columbia
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We drove on the curvy mountain road from Lake Glenville with a teenager who gets car sick. It took us a little over an hour but we were all glad we made the drive. I was worried the bus ride up to put in would make the motion sickness worst but that was not the case. We packed sandwiches and... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a super-FUN rafting experience...the Rolling Thunder delivers! The people are incredibly knowledgable, put your safety 1st and assure you a fun trip! All the guides were "on," making even the bus ride enjoyable ;)- Ezra was incredible fun as our guide. So happy they had to call him in to work today! Our girlie-girls loved the... More 

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

Kathy, thank you for recognizing the efforts of our staff to provide you and your "girlie-girls" with an outstanding rafting trip. Glad to hear you're planning to come back next year. We'll be looking for you. Thank you for posing such a great review for us. We appreciate you. More 

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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have never done river rafting before. so, I picked 3 hour non guided (my husband had done it before i.e. we did not need a guide) beginner-intermediate level rafting tour. we had a blast. I followed their getting dressed instructions to the t and I did not go wrong. you do get wet no matter what. it happened to... More 

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

Alexandra, glad the trip went so well for you. We agree - It's an incredibly beautiful river. Hope to see you on the river again. More 

Wisconsin
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100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband, I, son and daughter in law, spent a couple hours rafting. I, my son and daughter in law love the water and were really looking forward to the trip. My husband however is not a fan of the water. Having said that, my husband had a really good time. The water had a lot of small rapids that... More 

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

Julie, glad you enjoyed your rafting trip. The booties are great for keeping your feet warm. Check out our Facebook page and stay in touch. More 

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