Nantahala Raft N Rail for Two

Ride the Railroad Up to the Nantahala River and Whitewater Raft Down

Additional Participants (optional):
  • One Additional Participant Add one additional participant to your reservation.

    + $122 Total: $368
  • Two Additional Participants Add two additional participants to your reservation.

    + $245 Total: $490
  • Three Additional Participants Add three additional participants to your reservation.

    + $368 Total: $612
  • Four Additional Participants Add four additional participants to your reservation.

    + $490 Total: $735
  • Five Additional Participants Add five additional participants to your reservation.

    + $612 Total: $858
  • Six Additional Participants Add six additional participants to your reservation.

    + $735 Total: $980
  • Seven Additional Participants Add seven additional participants to your reservation.

    + $858 Total: $1,102
  • Eight Additional Participants Add eight additional participants to your reservation.

    + $980 Total: $1,225

About This Experience

General Information hide

Spend a beautiful day in the Nantahala Gorge beginning on a two hour Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, excursion where you and your guest will depart from the Bryson City, NC train depot.

After a paddling orientation your group will raft the entire 8 miles of the Nantahala River on a Follow-A-Guide raft trip. With constant waves and swift, clear current, the River is a delight for all ages. For approximately two hours, you and your guest, accompanied by a lead guide, a sweep guide, will experience Class I & II Rapids with a Class III Rapid at the end of the adventure. Since the Nantahala River is a dam-controlled river, water flows are great throughout the season!

At the end of your rafting adventure, you will be shuttled you to the Rafting Center where your dry clothes, hot showers, and a picnic lunch buffet await. Transportation back to the train depot in Bryson City and back to your car is provided. So if you want to share a whitewater rafting experience of a lifetime, then this is the perfect gift!

Inquire about this Experience

Where It's Located hide

  • Bryson City, North Carolina

Who Is Included hide

The Nantahala Raft N' Rail For Two Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be up to a total of six participants in each raft and additional passengers on the train.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Nantahala Raft N' Rail For Two is offered seven days a week March thru October, subject to availability. Trips begin at 10:30 AM.

How Long Is It hide

The Smoky Mountains Raft N' Rail includes a 2 hour train ride, 2 hours on the river and is approximately 6½ to 7 hours in total duration.

Weather hide

The Whitewater Raft N' Rail may be cancelled by the Guide due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably and bring a change of clothing. Recommended items include a swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt, sunglasses or hat and sunscreen.

Additional Information hide

Your rafting experience includes all rafting gear and life jackets.

No previous whitewater experience required.

Nantahala River
Minimum Age: 7 years and 60lbs
Intensity Level: Mild to moderate, but not strenuous.

Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered by the Guide to be unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Equipment Furnished on all trips includes Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet and paddling jacket if needed. Facilities available include changing rooms and showers, river store, free Wi-Fi and picnic pavilion.

Guide Gratuities are not included and can be extended following your rafting adventure. Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.


Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Nantahala Raft N' Rail For Two Experience require twenty (20) days advance notice. Changes to reservations are subject to a $40.00 administrative fee.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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