Ocoee, Nantahala, and Toccoa Whitewater Rafting and Tubing Reviews

"We just wanted to let you know that over the past week we had five (!) tubing and rafting experiences with your company. We did the Nantahala River twice, tubed the Toccoa twice and rafted the middle Ocoee once. Your company is exceptional and we HIGHLY recommend you to any and all! Your guides were very entertaining and experienced on each guided event that we did. We truly cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience and your company!! Our guides made our vacation the best we have ever had. Thanks again for a fantastic time! "

The Bohanan Family,
Athens, AL


"Just wanted to tell you guys what a GREAT time we had on our Monday rafting trip with you!! Our guide was awesome. We are already planning our trip for next year and so far our group has doubled in size! Thank you again for a wonderful time. It was the best part of our vacation.."

The Creamers,


"Hey guys! We had a great experience last year doing the Nantahala with Boy Scout Troop 811 so this year we went as a family and did the Ocoee Double Trouble trip and had a blast! Our guide had a great knowledge of the river and kept us safe and entertained. So did the other guides in the sisters’ rafts. We’ll come back for sure."

Elcka Rangel,


"We thoroughly enjoyed our whitewater rafting experience and cannot wait to come again. Your company came highly recommended to us by a good friend and we in-turn are doing the same. You have earned that opportunity by the quality of customer service you provided. We enjoyed your staff and the efforts of our guide who ensured that we enjoyed ourselves. Thank you again and by the way you took great pics…what a great reminder of the awesome time we had."

The Alexandrino’s, Best Regards


"I had the pleasure of being on the Upper Ocoee and had a total blast! My sister and I felt so safe with our guide (he saved us from eating it a few times). On top of making it back unscathed, we also managed to have a fantastic time ­ so much so that I brought my mother with me today to try our hand on the lower section. The lower was simply amazing and our guide was not only entertaining but at the top of his game in safety and skill. I will be back every time I come up here. You have my family’s business for as long as the TVA puts water into the Ocoee! P.S. You have the most attractive guides in Georgia ­ totally worth the money in boy-watching alone!"

Lauren Clare,
Cape Coral, FL


"We have been doing this with ya’ll for 4 or more years and we just can’t let the summer get by without our usual trip ‘down the river’ with Rolling Thunder! Every time we have been it has been a BLAST! I thought after doing it a few times that it would not be as much fun but I do believe that last year was as fun if not more fun than the very first year. I believe that this ‘adventure’ is the most fun you can have in one day doing anything."

Holly Lowe,


"Hello. We had a great trip with you on the Ocoee and I also sent my family back yesterday to go tubing on the Toccoa. We couldn’t be happier with your company. The reservations process was very easy and convenient, the front desk personnel were polite and very helpful, the bus driver provided great in-transit humor and information and our guide was excellent."

Jeff Leben , JP Ridgeland Cabin Rentals
Blue Ridge, GA


"We had a wonderful time rafting the Ocoee Thursday morning and AGAIN Thursday afternoon! We will definitely return next year for another exciting adventure. I almost "chickened out" when I saw the rolling waters below the dam but our guide encouraged me to go ahead with the trip and I am so glad that we did! Thanks so much for such an exciting day! We've floated the Buffalo River here in Arkansas many times but you haven't LIVED until you're RAFTED THE OCOEE !!!!! Thanks a million for the memories." MJ Sartin and Crews Veazey

Sheila Sartin,
Arkansas


"Last Friday, as part of a Smoky Mountain family reunion, 14 of us rafted the middle Ocoee. The youngest was in her mid-teens and the oldest were borderline geriatrics. Most of us had never rafted before and we LOVED it! We couldn't have picked a better company than Rolling Thunder. My guide was funny but professional. The trip was wet, wild and thrilling but I knew I was in good hands. All 14 of us agreed that rafting was the highlight of our reunion. Thanks for an unforgettable experience!"

Suzanne Long,
LaCross, Wisconsin


"I can't believe this could be so much fun! Wish my first trip was at 15 - but still at age 50 I enjoyed every minute and bump! I will definitely do it again. Our guide was great and gave us a great trip."

Rosa Fernandez,


"Just wanted to drop ya'll a quick line to say thanks for taking care of us on the Ocoee trip. It was a great day for rafting and I have to say it was very nice to have everyone at the rafting company recognize us when we arrived and take such good care to make sure our trip went off without a hitch. You have a great bunch of people there and I will highly recommend Rolling Thunder to anyone I speak with that is interested in a rafting adventure. You have me as a customer for life and we are already planning next year's trip. Once again, our guide gave us a rafting trip that we will remember forever. Thanks again and see ya'll next year."

Ken Szostek,
Sugar Land, TX


"I recently was a customer and had wonderful time. My family and I did not get a chance to personally tell our guide how much that trip meant to each one of us. We know these guides see thousands of people each year but we wanted him to know the impact he has made on all of us as individuals. The guide was awesome my niece says and the rest of us agree. Thank you all for making this the experience of a lifetime for all of us."

Lee Coffey,
Winston-Salem, NC


"Just wanted to tell you that we had a blast with you guys. All of our youth group want to make this an annual trip. I am going to get up a trip for next year and open it up to the entire church and not just the kids. I'll be touch soon. Thanks for everything. Your staff was wonderful!"

Patricia Bailey,
Midland, GA


"I cannot thank you all enough for the wonderful experience we had this past weekend on the Ocoee River. From the preplanning of the trip all the way to leaving on Sunday morning, Rolling Thunder was nothing less than outstanding in service. We had a few first time rafters on the trip and they absolutely loved the trip. The rest of us who had been rafting before commented on how this was definitely one of our best experiences. I know we were fortunate to have the best guides. These guys did an excellent job and made sure each of our boats had the opportunity to experience everything the river had to offer. We camped Saturday night at the Nantahala and once again your staff proved themselves to be great. There is no doubt in my mind that the next time I raft the Ocoee, it will be with Rolling Thunder. Once again, thank you so much for making this rafting trip a very pleasant and fun experience."

Will King,
Columbia, SC


"On behalf of the UPS group from Atlanta, I want to thank Rolling Thunder River Company for another great year on the Ocoee River. This was my 4th trip and each year I try to bring 3 or 4 rookies. They also had a great time and look forward to returning again. Hopefully we can get back up there before the end of the summer but if not we'll definitely see you guys next year. Many thanks for a great trip downstream !!!"

Kevin Ponder,
Atlanta, GA


"Greetings from Michigan! I would very much like to express my appreciation to Chelsea for a great whitewater rafting trip down the Nantahala. I must admit that upon our arrival I was going to make the trip against my will. I wasn't too sure rafting was for me. Then we got to the river, ready to launch, and I found myself hoping that the little girl who was our guide knew what she was doing. It wasn't long before I realized that you knew exactly what you were doing. Plus your outgoing personality combined with wit and humor soon put me at ease. You made it such a memorable experience. Keep up the good work and thanks again!"

Dale Demerest,
Zeeland, MI


"My family and I were so PLEASED with the service and fun that your company provided us on our rafting trip. We really enjoyed ourselves and our guide was the BEST! Thanks to everyone at Rolling Thunder…We had a BLAST. I will highly recommend Rolling Thunder to all our family and friends. You guys are very professional and we will be back!"

Lisa Wade,
Tampa, FL


"About 18 years ago, we enjoyed rafting with your company before we married and had kids. Today, we brought our two sons with us. It was great! We will be back."

Mike & Carolyn Erdey,


"Fantastic trip! Very knowledgeable and laid back staff. Great guides! Much better than a recent trip we took with another company. Will be back soon!"

Jack Oliver,


"We've used your competition and you were far more thorough in your safety procedures. Wayne was far more fun as our guide! We had a great time!"

Sidney Betts,


"Just wanted to say that we all had a blast! Saturday was our first rafting experience ever and it was more fun than we could have imagined. The weather was perfect, the water was great and we couldn't have picked a better guide. Please tell our guide that we appreciate him getting us beginners down the river safely and for just being good company. We all had a great time. Thanks so much!"

Visting Group,
Columbus, MS


"Wonderful trip! Bunkhouse stay was surprisingly comfortable. Our guide was fun and helpful. Great experience!" Loganville United Methodist Church

Rev. Geoff Grubbs,
Loganville, GA


"Good morning! Just wanted to drop a line and say thank you for the wonderful time my husband, sons and son-in-law had last Sunday on the middle Ocoee. My son Adam said, 'It was the best time I ever had!' My husband was sure none of his friends got a gift like that for Father's Day. Their guide was Mike and they had a marvelous time. Because it was just the four guys, Mike had a little extra fun with them and they really enjoyed themselves. We will definitely be back."

Donna Karolick,
Melbourne, FL


"This trip has been on our wish list for years. What a ride! Refreshingly cold water, breathtaking scenery and a senior guide who truly made the trip. Your company really demonstrates customer satisfaction. Thanks - we can't wait for our next one. In the meantime, our photos and memories will have to do."

Esther Bach,


"What a rush! all 29 men from River City Church had the time of our life! From the moment we arrived, we were treated like the river was ours. The guides made sure our raft trip was worth remembering. God bless and thanks Rolling Thunder for an awesome weekend. We'll be back!"

Scott Oost,
Owensboro, KY


"I was there Saturday with Pacolet Road Baptist Church and I just wanted to say that it was the most fun I have had in 20 years I do believe. I will be visiting you again and again...and THANK YOU very much for that special time i had there with you."

Roger Harris,


"This time-old tradition of writing a thank you note is absolutely necessary because of the wonderful time our group had rafting with Rolling Thunder. All the guides were very pleasant and family-like, helping not only their own company's rafts but other company's guided rafts that needed assistance. We were very impressed!! This experience was the highlight of what we call our best vacation ever!

Mark and Sharyne Wishard,


"We had lots of fun! We appreciated the serious instruction mixed with fun. The guides were great! We really enjoyed the tall tales. Keep it up. We hope to visit you again."

Kennedy Satterfield, Charlotte Troop #1111


"What an adventure! I have experienced a lot of bone thrilling rushes but today was the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had!!!The experience would not have been as much fun without our guide Kymberly. She knows how to have fun without risking injury to anyone."

Josh Dagley,
Deltona, FL


"This was my first time rafting and I can honestly say it was one of the best times I've ever had. The guides are very welcoming and friendly. They calmed my nerves. The bunkhouse was very comfy, the bathrooms were nice and the staff was amazing."

Sara Walker,
Hamilton, GA


"I actually have a fear of riding rivers from previous experiences. But thanks to my guides I had a great time on this trip and I would highly recommend this company to my friends."

Peter Cyran,


"I just wanted to thank everyone at Rolling Thunder River Company for a wonderful experience. A group of 25 of us had an unguided trip down the Nantahala and it was a blast. I have used other rafting companies in the past but I will now only choose you guys. From the guides to the instructors to the staff working behind the desk...you guys were great. We are definitely planning another trip soon with you guys...Thanks for a great time!"

Terry Ingram,
Canton, GA


"Outstanding experience. The difference between Rolling Thunder and all the rest of the companies was evident on the river. We were fortunate to pick Rolling Thunder on the internet. This was due to the ease of finding the website and booking online. The experience of the guides made the difference on the river. Keep up the great work. Obviously #1. P.S. Food was great also."

Dale Simpson,


"Our family had a really great time. Our guide was absolutely tremendous!! Our family of six had 2 very eager boys who wanted a rougher ride and 2 who were quite apprehensive. I was amazed that our guide was able to meet both extremes so well. Everyone had such a great time thanks to our guides' instruction, encouragement and expertise. Thanks so much!"

Downward Family,
Orlando, FL


"Came to raft very scared and left wanting to come back tomorrow. Your guides are great."

Lee Schumaker,
South Carolina


"We had an amazing experience from start to finish. What a great team of people-very professional, informative and supportive. We loved our guide! He was not only a great rafting guide but also a well-informed travel guide and story teller. Fabulous!"

Nancy Actman,
Dallas, TX


"We popped in at the spur of the moment and it was time for the next trip to go out. Cheryl got us on the boat in a flash and we were off! Nick was the absolute best guide ever and I will recommend your company to everyone I know. The best customer service experience EVER ! Thanks."

Bernadette Edwards,
Lawrenceville, GA


"Our guide, Cindy, was amazing. Her skill, coupled with her candor and wit kept us engaged, laughing and enjoying the beauty of nature and God's creation. The staff of Rolling Thunder was phenomenal!!"

DeKarlos Family,
Huntsville, AL


"Very energetic and fun staff. Our guide, Josh, made my 7 year old's vacation. It is evident that your staff works for a top notch company. "

Cox Family,
North Port, FL


"This was our first family rafting trip. Batman was our guide and she did a fantastic job. We felt very safe and had a great time! Even my son, who was petrified before we went, ended up riding the bull...kudos to Batman!"

Lisa Blyh,
Miami, FL


"This was possibly the most fun trip of my life. I've never been whitewater rafting before but this experience with you has convinced me it won't be my last time. Our guide was incredible. He kept us entertained, showed passion for his work and made this overall experience incredible! It may have been my first time at Rolling Thunder but it certainly won't be my last."

Gio Cox,
Chicago, IL


"Such a wonderful experience! All 4 boys now want to be river guides. Moose did a great job. He let them think they were the best! He sold the river to them too. Lots of knowledge passed on along to us all. I'll definitely be back. Thanks to all of you."

Alan Stewart,
Gastonia, NC


"Reservations were easy. Service was great! Everyone we encountered at Rolling Thunder was super friendly and fantastic. Batman was our guide and she was very entertaining. She knew the water and we felt safe in her hands. She really added to our experience. Thanks Rolling Thunder for making our trip so much fun!"

Lindsay Boudreaux,
New Orleans, LA


"This was our first rafting trip and I have to admit that we picked the right company. Our guide was great and a lot of fun. All 6 of our boats finished pretty much together and went ahead of other boats from other companies that were delayed because of being pinned or stuck. Great trip!"

Dawn Knight,


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