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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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We had a blast today on our trip with Aaron (AKA Tater) ....... he kept us entertained the whole way and made it worth every penny (and more) that we spent. We will definitely be... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2015
Kim M
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We had a blast today on our trip with Aaron (AKA Tater) ....... he kept us entertained the whole way and made it worth every penny (and more) that we spent. We will definitely be returning again to do another rapid with him at Rolling Thunder! Thanks for the memories!!

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Thank Kim M
Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My wife & I took the guide assisted trip down the Nantahala about 12-13 years ago & had such a great time, I made sure to look them up when we came back this summer! This time we had our 10 y/o & our 7-1/2 y/o boys with us for the same trip (guide assisted). We all had such a... More 

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2 Thank HBower47
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Wow where do I begin? We went twice in 1 week and couldn't have had a better time. Nick was our guide both days (yes you can request who you want) and he made us all feel very comfortable and safe, but yet allowed us to have a blast hitting all the fun things, having my brother ride the bull,... More 

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1 Thank Brezy1479
Fairbanks, Alaska
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Wizzler was awesome! So much fun and full of facts about the area. Very attentive to keeping everyone safe, but enjoying the trip. So much fun. Will be returning.

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1 Thank beths1957
North Port, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

My family and I (wife, 2 girls 12 and 9) were staying at our cabin in Blue Ridge and decided to head on up to give Rolling Thunder a try. Boy are we glad we did! We all had a blast. Our guide, Skip, was knowledgable about the area and knew every rock and eddy on the river, the kids... More 

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

J. C., thank you for the awesome review. We appreciate it more than you could know. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for choosing Thunder! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

We did the guided raft. Lauren was our guide, and we loved her. The entire staff was amazing and professional, yet fun. I recommend this company to all families.

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1 Thank JenniferHunter
Waynesville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2015

What an excellent way to spend the afternoon! Nick was great with the right mix of wild fun and instruction. We will definitely be back!

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1 Thank Tracy R
Baton Rouge
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Aaron was the best. He asked what type of trip we wanted and showed us a great time. We wanted it as wet and wild as possible and he delivered and did it safely. I have been rafting 2 times before but this was by far the best trip. The staff was laid back and the gift shop had plenty... More 

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Thank uflogan99
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

We hit the jackpot with our guide Nick! Our family of 4 shared our raft with another couple and Nick made sure that everyone had just the right amount of fun and excitement and made sure we all got as wet as possible to make good memories but not be miserable or afraid. My husband and I have ridden higher... More 

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Thank ShellyontheRoad
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

White water rafting - If you've never experienced it then you are missing out! It is a mixture of a workout, playtime, adventure, and sightseeing. The river itself is absolutely gorgeous. Lots of mountains, foliage, and clear waters. The roughest rapid is a category 3 and quite fun, especially if someone from your boat gets thrown out. Which happened to... More 

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

Haysit, thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience with us. Thanks for choosing Thunder! More 

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