Nantahala Whitewater Rafting
Enjoyed by canoeists, kayakers and rafters alike, the Nantahala River is one of the most popular rivers to whitewater raft in the U.S.! You will enjoy eight miles of Class II-III whitewater, before the finale of your trip, Nantahala Falls.
With its crystal clear, Class II-III water, the Nantahala is the perfect river to enjoy with family and friends. We offer trips year-round, seven days a week. You can choose between a fully-guided trip, a self-guided trip, guided duckys or self-guided duckys.
Parents: There is a minimum weight limit for children of sixty (60) pounds or seven (7) years old, which is strictly enforced by the U.S. Forest Service. Please make sure your children meet the requirement before the trip to avoid disappointing them on arrival.
Parents: There is a minimum weight limit for children of sixty (60) pounds or seven (7) years old, which is strictly enforced by the U.S. Forest Service.
Please make sure your children meet the requirement before the trip to avoid disappointing them on arrival.
If you do not have experience on whitewater, are not familiar with the rapids on the Nantahala River, or if you will be rafting with children, a guided trip is recommended. Our guided trips are fully-guided, meaning we guarantee a guide in your raft. Our guides are trained professionals, certified in CPR and first aid, and are committed to making sure you have a great time on the river.
Self Guided/Rental Raft Trips
The Nantahala is not a one-time affair! For more experienced river rafters, you may opt for a self-guided raft and guide yourself down the river. We provide all the equipment, trip orientation and shuttles and you guide yourselves down the river. Group rates available for 12+ whitewater enthusiasts!
Ducky/Inflatable Kayak Trips
The most high-performance raft trip! Duckys are for the adventurous, for the experienced and for those who prefer to go down in a double duck or a single duck/inflatable kayak. This is a great way to test out whether you want to try whitewater kayaking
Nantahala Rafting Prices
Group of 12 or more
Rental Duck Single
Rental Duck Double
$24 per person
Included in the cost of your trip
A smile when you walk in the door from all of our river professionals. We love sharing our passion for whitewater with you.
All the equipment you will need for your raft trip, including complimentary wetsuits and paddle jackets.
Transportation from our outpost to the put-in and takeout. Once you arrive at our outpost, we take care of all the logistics so that you can just have fun on the river.
Make Your Reservation
We offer rafting year round. Contact us 828-488-6199 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have. We can help you choose the river and type of trip that is best for you. While we do recommend advance reservations, we also welcome walk-ins.
Whitewater rafting goes rain or shine! And if there is rain in the forecast, there is no better outdoor activity to enjoy than whitewater rafting. Ready to book? Call us at 828-488-6199 or book your trip specifics today.
We allow individual payments within a group reservation so that one person is not responsible for the entire payment. Group rates and custom day itineraries are available. If you are the planner for a large group, please call us for assistance with the logistics of your trip planning.
Reservations are recommended to insure trip time and availability. We request full payment at the time of your reservation. Please be prepared to pay by check, Visa, MC, Discover or American Express. All groups of 12 or more will receive a group rate. In order to receive group rates, reservations must be paid in full two weeks in advance.
Nantahala Rafting: You may cancel your reservation up to 7 days before the trip for a 100% refund. Within 7 days, there is no refund.
Ocoee/Cheoah Rafting: You may cancel your reservation up to 14 days before the trip for a 100% refund. Within 14 days, there is not refund.
What about the weather?
Our trips go rain or shine. Advanced weather predictions are rarely predictive of actual day-of weather. And if it looks like it might be a rainy day, we have complimentary wetsuits and splash jackets to ensure you have fun on the river.