Whitewater rapids are nature's roller coaster and should always be followed up with a bite of nature's cotton candy—wadded-up moss. Go wild with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $82 for a 2.5-hour self-guided whitewater-rafting tour for up to 4, including one image CD ($134 value)
- $235 for a 2.5-hour self-guided whitewater-rafting tour for up to 14, including two image CDs ($394 value)
- $399 for a 2.5-hour self-guided whitewater-rafting tour for up to 30, including two image CDs ($730 value)
Excursions start as rafters are outfitted and given a pre-trip briefing. The 8.5-mile trip winds down the Nantahala River’s Class I, II, and III rapids. As groups traverse the Nantahala Wesser Falls at the end of the trip, staff snap photos of them, which they can view in an online gallery and print from CD. Trips include all equipment and transportation to the launch and exit points. Customers may also apply their Groupon to the cost of a guided rafting trip or an inflatable kayak trip.
Paddle Inn Rafting Company
With years and years of experience navigating the river's rapids, the Thomas family has some strong opinions about which watercraft provide the best experience. When they first got started, they weren't able to find any with all the features they wanted, so they decided to design their own. Paddle Inn's signature rafts were created specifically for riding the Nantahala River, and they boast a number of features intended to provide the optimal experience, including urethane undersides, which allow the rafts to easily slide over the occasional rock or kraken.
The rafts transports patrons down the river on guided trips and self-guided excursions aboard rafts in multiple sizes, as well as inflatable kayaks. These vessels can accommodate couples all the way up to groups of eight. After a trip, river trekkers can dry off by perching next to a crackling fire or spinning around in a circle really fast.