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“Jen and Kevin we're great.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Creek Expeditions

Big Creek Expeditions
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US$31.00*
and up
Scenic Floats on the Lower Section of the Pigeon River
Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“Jen and Kevin we're great.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

This was our first visit to Tennessee and we decided try this out. We weren't sure what to expect but this company was very organized. Jen was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and made you feel safe. My kids enjoyed it. The kids were tired on the bus ride back but Kevin kept everyone entertained. Btw , thanks for the restaurant advice The Smokey Mountain brewery was great. Afterwards we were able to purchase a cd with our pictures on it. Let me say you will
not be disappointed when you come here. The rates are very reasonable too. We can't wait to come back. Thanks Jen and Kevin.

Visited August 2013
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New Jersey
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“Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

We booked our zip line and rafting through Big Creek. Both events were great. Our guides were professional and fun. We felt safe and entertained. We would go again.

Visited August 2013
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Lansing, MI
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“Jennifer made this trip fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

This is a great first white water rafting adventure. We have done this 4 or 5 times- each time bringing along "newbies." The trips are in 2 hour time frames (with a small discount for the late day trips), but that does include getting gear, safety instructions, bus ride. The river time is about 60 minutes and includes several grade IV and III rapids. If you're already done WV rafting trips this would probably seem tame, but for older rafters, very young rafters, or first timers it is a perfect and thrilling trip. Jennifer was our guide, and she a great job steering us into the fun parts or the river and keeping us out of the problem areas. She was able to haul in rafters who were bounced out of other rafts. Very fun. We will be back again.

Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Incredible Experience on the River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Four of us ranging in age from 40 to 60 signed up for ride down the river with Big Creek and all had a terrific time. Our guide, Benji, was fabulous and a real comedian. He managed to get us through all the class 3 and 4 rapids without any spills. He not only guided us down the river, but gave a running commentary about the flora and fauna we passed. It was a real treat! Prepare to get soaked and have fun!!

Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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“Adventure for thrill seekers- Benji is the guide you want”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Upper Pigeon has some tremendous rapids. Lots of action, lots of big water. We navigated the "meat grinder," "rock and roll," "slice and dice", and the "welcome home sweet baby jesus," among others. The trip was interspersed with lots of witty narration from Benji. Of the four boats on the river with us, we observed that Benji took us through the fastest more aggressive water; water that some of the other guides avoided. We even surfed the boat at the bottom of the last class 4 rapid, not once but twice. Very exciting! We'll be back again next summer.

Visited August 2013
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