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Nantahala Whitewater Rafting & Scenic Train Ride
  • Nantahala Whitewater Rafting & Scenic Train Ride
  • Nantahala Train Ride
  • Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahal River in NC
  • Nantahala Scenic Tour by Train
  • Whitewater Rafting near Bryson City, NC

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Nantahala Whitewater Rafting & Scenic Train Ride 

Bryson City, NC

From: $122
Item #: WAT-NTC-0002

Double the fun with this inclusive combo package of a whitewater rafting trip and railroad adventure through the spectacular Nantahala outdoors!

  • Have a blast with this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient
  • Enjoy an all-day excursion in the Nantahala National Forest
  • Relax on a scenic train ride to the Nantahala Gorge
  • Fuel up on a delicious picnic lunch by the riverside
  • Take on the exciting Class I-III rapids of the Nantahala River
  • Embrace fun for the whole family on the ultimate Nantahala adventure!

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  • Double the fun with this inclusive combo package of a whitewater rafting trip and railroad adventure through the spectacular Nantahala outdoors!

    • Have a blast with this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient
    • Enjoy an all-day excursion in the Nantahala National Forest
    • Relax on a scenic train ride to the Nantahala Gorge
    • Fuel up on a delicious picnic lunch by the riverside
    • Take on the exciting Class I-III rapids of the Nantahala River
    • Embrace fun for the whole family on the ultimate Nantahala adventure!

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  • Enjoy a seamless day of outdoor family fun when you combine whitewater rafting with a scenic train ride on this fully guided raft and rail adventure. It’s all aboard at the train depot in Bryson City, where you’ll begin your adventure with a relaxing train ride. Sit back and enjoy the soothing chug of the classic locomotive and take in impressive mountain views as you travel through tunnels, over Fontana Lake and into the Nantahala Gorge.

    Grab a shady spot on the riverbanks or soak up some sun while you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Then it’s time to meet up with your guide for the next leg of your journey. After a quick paddling orientation, your certified guide will lead you on an exciting 8 miles of constant waves and swift, clear current. The Nantahala River is a delight for all ages, from novice paddler to experienced adventurer.

    Tackle exciting Class I and II rapids with names like Root Canal, the Isle of Dumping and Tumble Dry. Take advantage of the river’s serene spots of sparkling flat water in between the rapids to admire the sun-soaked views around you. But stay alert because the trip ends with a wet and wild grand finale at Class III Nantahala Falls.

    Make memories that will last a lifetime on this Nantahala whitewater rafting and railroad adventure!

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  • Essential Information

    • No whitewater rafting experience needed
    • The rafting trip is fully guided
    • Must be at least 7 years of age or weigh 60 lbs
    • Participants must sign a waiver to participate
    • Lunch, rafts, paddles and personal flotation devices are provided
    • Transportation is provided back to your car in Bryson City
    • Hot showers and a place to change your clothes are available

    Duration

    This experience lasts approximately 6 hours.

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    Maximum Participants

    Group sizes vary but the guide participant ratio is 6 to 1.

    Spectators

    This experience is for booked participants only.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent, please contact your tour provider with any questions about weather.

    What To Wear

    Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing for the train ride. For the whitewater rafting portion, please wear water shoes, sneakers or other shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet well. Swimsuits/swim trunks or light layers that can get wet are appropriate. Be sure to wear sunscreen.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you are permitted to either reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours prior to your booked date. Once you are within 72 hours prior to the experience all bookings are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be permitted. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule or cancel in accordance with these requirements will result in the loss of value of your experience.

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  • For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. Our partner’s number one priority is to help protect their guests by wearing face coverings when appropriate. They kindly request each guest to have a face covering to use while at their facility. These coverings may include a cotton face mask, a disposable face mask, or a bandana. While they aim to provide soap and hand sanitizer whenever needed, they request you bring your own to guarantee availability. Additionally, our partners will be implementing a more orderly check-in system and ask that only one person from each party come inside to check-in. Furthermore, our partners request that each person completes an online waiver prior to arrival.

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    1. Are there age or weight restrictions?

      Yes, participants must be at least 7 years of age or weigh a minimum of 60 lbs.

    2. Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

      Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

    3. Do I need any experience?

      No experience necessary! With a minimum age of 7, these Class I and II whitewater rapids are ideal for both novice and experienced rafters alike.

    4. What should I wear?

      For the train ride, wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing. For the rafting portion, please wear swimwear or light layers, shoes that will stay on and sunscreen.

    5. What will the guide provide?

      Your guide will provide the rafts, paddles, personal flotation devices, lunch and an amazing time!

    6. What about dietary restrictions?

      Lunch is included in this experience. If you have any special dietary needs, please let Cloud 9 Living know at the time of booking to see if accommodations can be made.

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