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Rolling Thunder River Company

10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
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My favorite rafting company

This was our second time going with Rolling Thunder. Our guide this time, Nick, was knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
angishelby27
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Cape Coral Florida, USA
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Great trip

Terrific first time, relaxing easy river. Would definitely recommend this. Priscilla is a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe F
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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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10160 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9136
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our second time going with Rolling Thunder. Our guide this time, Nick, was knowledgeable, funny, and ready to jump in and help some paddlers who were in a separate unguided raft. We’ll be back!

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love being your favorite rafting company! Thank you for the kudos. We appreciate you. Check us out on Facebook and stay in touch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific first time, relaxing easy river. Would definitely recommend this. Priscilla is a great guide as well

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Joe, that's what we love to hear! Thank you for the great review. Check us out on Facebook and stay in touch. We'll look forward to having you roll with Thunder again. - Bobbye

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had our annual mountain trip with friends again this year and as always we had to spend a day on the river with RTRC! We had an absolute blast and Nick, Tater, and Tim were incredible hosts. We love the smaller “mom and pop”...More

Thank Evan H
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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Evan, we're so pleased that you noticed our genuine customer care. Our staff is made up of some of the finest folks you will ever meet and that's what sets us apart from the crowd. Thank you for your awesome review. Check us out on...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Safety and excitement! Tater kept it going! Our first time rafting and we'll definitely be back! Great for beginners and all ages! P.S. Nick was great too and Tim takes some awesome pictures. See below!

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Bobbye M, Owner at Rolling Thunder River Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love hearing that you'll be back! Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review for us. We appreciate you! We'll look forward to having you roll with Thunder again. -Bobbye

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Took the guided tour with a Tater and a group of friends and had an absolute BLAST! And am so glad we did the guided ride. Tater knew all the areas that made it exciting and super memorable and we would have never known how...More

Thank Buffy C
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I would definitely recommend rafting with the Rolling Thunder River Company!! We went this weekend, Tater was our guide, and he was absolutely fantastic. We asked him to make our trip exciting and adventurous and he did not disappoint. During the calm spots he kept...More

Thank Andrea O
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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

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Response from Bobbye M | Property representative |
The Nantahala River in Bryson City NC will be running every day that week. The Ocoee River will be running only on weekends after Labor Day. Hope this helps.
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