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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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What a pleasant experience.

Remember when we were little and just loved staring out the window. Magnify this along with the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
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Duckies are the best!

First I was so nervous about a self guided tour, I thought what if we flip what if I can't get back... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Indian Trail, 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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10345 Highway 19 South/74 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 866-319-8870
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Remember when we were little and just loved staring out the window. Magnify this along with the gorgeous weather, easy driving, and a friendly-knowledgeable guide (T.H.) and you have a authentically pleasant ride; we caught the train out and road the jeep back. For a...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

First I was so nervous about a self guided tour, I thought what if we flip what if I can't get back in the boat, but my husband was determined to go down unguided, so we rented a duckie, the driver of the van that...More

Thank MM42217
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Train and jeep ex ursion were awesome. Todd the jeep driver was very knowledgeable and a great tourguide. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Moekie72
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This trip was our second time with Wildwater. Never a disappointment. The staff there are top notch. Knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Patricia (our driver) who was very friendly and a great driver. Pappy was our guide (for both times) was as fun the second as...More

Thank Teri T
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My husband and I did the canopy zipline tour for our anniversary. Neither of us had any experience with this beforehand but the staff did a great job at covering everything and answering any concerns. The "tour guides" had great energy and really were a...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

My husband had a three day getaway staying in a yurt and decided to spend a day checking out the sites by train and jeep. We had taken the train ride about 30 years ago and it was nice to see that there had been...More

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Shawn G I've done many trips on the Nantahala when family and friend come to visit and have used many outfitters.....Wildwater is definitely the best experience from start to finish. Moon, Dillon and the other guides where out of this world.

Thank shawngriffin
Jack W, General Manager at Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review and let us know about your experience. My favorite review of the year!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

This should be a "must do" on your visit to NC. We had a great time on the rail and the river. Our guide was Peter who made our group of 6 experience all the beauty of rafting as well as the excitement of "wheelies"...More

Thank Natalie N
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Our family of 3 had a great time rafting with our guide Brandon. We were the only ones that booked last Friday, so had a private tour down the river. While being very safe, Brandon made it even more fun by doing 360's on the...More

Thank Margarita M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

First time white water rafting and picked the right place to do it. Our guide, Tiffany, was great...as was the rest of our group. The trip down river had just the right amount of thrills, calm, and laughter. Highly recommend!

Thank Juliann W
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23 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.
23 June 2017|
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Response from Pabooboo | Reviewed this property |
great company, and the river is quite tame...for the most part...felt very comfortable with our young kiddos on this trip...not the biggest rapids in the world...but fun
12 September 2016|
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Response from BullChaser | 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!