If you have always been curious to try white water rafting but hesitant due to safety concerns, we are here to put your mind at ease! Although there is always a certain degree of risk with any outdoor adventure activity, Smoky Mountain Outdoors has one of the highest reputations for safety in the southeast! Here is why our white water rafting near Smoky Mountains National Park is a safe activity for you to enjoy:
Safety is Our Top Goal
Safety is always the top goal at Smoky Mountain Outdoors and our business is consistently run with that goal in mind. After all, we want you to feel confident and secure as possible so that you can completely focus on enjoying your rafting experience! This is why each and every trip starts with a 20 minute safety talk from our professional guides. This is a great opportunity to address any questions or concerns that you may have about our trips. Of course, you can also contact us at any time so that we can help you feel completely comfortable about white water rafting.
All Trips are Fully Guided
All of the white water rafting excursions at Smoky Mountain Outdoors are fully guided so no prior rafting experience is necessary! All of our guides have completed a rigorous training program with at least 15 to 20 trips down the river, and each guide is certified in Standard First Aid. All rafts are equipped with a waterproof first aid kit in the unlikely event that there are any incidents on the river. Our guides will navigate your raft throughout the duration of your trip, sharing their passion for splashing through waves and enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors!
Swimming Skills Not Required
It is not even necessary to know how to swim when white water rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors! Every guest is issued a type 5 personal flotation device that has been approved by the Coast Guard. This lifejacket is specifically designed to provide all of the flotation that you would need on the river in case of an emergency. If you do not know how to swim, don’t let that keep you from signing up for our amazing excursions of white water rafting near Smoky Mountains National Park!
Our white water rafting adventures are applicable for nearly everyone from kids to adults! Children who are at least 8 years old or 70 pounds can go on our Upper Pigeon rafting trip, while children at least 3 years of age can go on our Lower Pigeon trip. For adults, there are no upper weight limit requirements for our trips so need to worry if you are a bit overweight. Of course, we don’t recommend rafting for women who are more than two months pregnant. Otherwise, the white water rafting trips at Smoky Mountain Outdoors are something virtually everyone can enjoy!
Reserve your trip today to experience the best white water rafting near Smoky Mountains National Park! We look forward to seeing you on the river soon at Smoky Mountain Outdoors!