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“Rail and raft”

Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center
Ranked #4 of 15 Tours in Bryson City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, our 12-year-old grandson and me went on our first rafting trip. Our guide Callie made sure it was an experience we would want to repeat. Everyone at Wildwater was very friendly. Safety first then a ton of fun. Thank you Callie
Crystal A

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"great trip"
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"rail package"
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"first timers"
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"lots of fun"
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"family vacation"
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"highly recommend this company"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an incredible time. The staff was awesome Clay and Bailey were so nice made for an enjoyable experience.

Thank chelseaelaine77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First part of our trip started with ziplining, we arrived at the office and were greeted immediately by the cool office staff. We arrived a little early so we watched our tour guides get our equipment and gear ready and they were both very thorough in making sure everything was ready. Michael C. And Sean greeted us with a smile and we got geared up, I was very nervous never doing this before but the boys made joke after joke to make me feel better about it. Michael spent plenty of time helping me learn to zip at "ground school", he wanted me to be comfortable and safe; while on the course it self he was so funny and had all of us laughing the whole time and has great knowledge about the area. Both him and Sean remembered all of our names throughout the whole tour and Michael often referred to the group as a team! He would say "how do you feel team?" or "team you are doing great". I highly recommend them as your guides! Second part of the trip we with rafting with Mark, he was so awesome and a very good guide! Very knowledgeable staff and nice service! This is the only company we will be coming back to, can't wait until next year! Thanks Michael, Sean and Mark!

Love the Jones Family!

Thank duckcommander2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We had a party of nine, we ziplined in the morning and whitewater rafted in the afternoon. Our zipline instructors AnnaCole and Michael where excellant. They made us feel safe at all times. They where very knowledgeable about the area and plants. They made it a great time for all. Our whitewater guide was Katie M. She was fantastic. She made the journey fun and exciting. Could not have asked for a better day!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Me and my family just did the canopy zip line tours and the white water rafting and it was completely amazing. We started our day with the canopy tours with our guides mike and Colby and they were wonderful. They were very good instructors and had a lot of knowledge about the foliage along the trail. They both had a great sense of humor and made the experience so much more enjoyable. I would totally ask for them again they made the things fun and exciting while still making sure our safety was the most important thing. The second half of the day we went white water rafting and our guide was Robert he had a great personality and was also very knowledgeable. He catered to the more adventurous in our group while still insuring the safety of the others. Great trip!

Thank collins121096
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