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September 10th, 2020
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SMO Rafting Wins TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

August 20, 2020 September 10th, 2020

We’re so excited to announce that we are a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award winner! This special recognition is given to businesses that are known for consistently earning great reviews on TripAdvisor. We’re honored to earn this reward, and it means so much more knowing it’s because of great reviews left by everyone who’s been rafting with us! Learn more about this recognition below and why you should join SMO Rafting on the river!

Travelers’ Choice Award Winner

smiling people raftingEach year, TripAdvisor honors the best of the best around the world. The Travelers’ Choice Awards are designed to celebrate travelers’ favorite businesses across the world. This is the second year in a row we have won a Travelers’ Choice Award! Last year, our Upper Pigeon River Trip was named a Top 10 Experience in the U.S! This year, SMO Rafting was given a Travelers’ Choice Award for consistently earning great reviews on TripAdvisor and being in the top 10% of all attractions around the world! This award is special to us because we earned it from all the great reviews left by people who have been rafting in the Smoky Mountains with us. We’re so happy that everyone has had such a fun time with us on the river!

SMO Rafting TripAdvisor Reviews

We earned a Travelers’ Choice Award because of all the positive reviews our rafters have left us! We want to share some of the many awesome reviews with you:

“From check-in to our trip on the river, customer service was top notch! All of the guides we came in contact with were personable and knowledgeable. It was my 12 year old daughter’s first rafting experience and I never questioned her safety. Our guide, DJ, is AWESOME! His great storytelling and sense of humor made our experience an A+. DJ guided us through the lines that were the most thrilling – an extra bonus!! Highly recommend!” – Kristen S

“Logan was such a great tour guide. His jokes and knowledge of the history of Tennessee made the trip all the more interesting. Logan always made sure we were safe during the ride and always made suggestions if we were having any trouble when paddling. The experience itself is amazing and so much fun. There are points where you are relaxing and enjoying the scenery and others where your heart is racing and you’re gripping your paddle to make sure you make sure you stay on track. You DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT! A once in a lifetime experience.” – Ashley C

“Our guide Hayden was super great! We really enjoyed our trip down the rapids! Would recommend this place anytime. Great facilities and staff was friendly.” – John S

“We had an excellent time on this trip. Our guide DJ was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had fun and learned about the area and rafting. It was a smooth process to get up to the river. The equipment was good and the information provided helped us first timers be prepared.” – Lisa P

About Our Smoky Mountain White Water Rafting Trips

people rafting on a riverWe offer a variety of white water rafting trips, including the longest rafting trip on the Pigeon River! Our Upper River Rafting Trip takes rafters on a 6.5-mile journey down the Pigeon River. This is 1.5 miles longer than any other rafting adventure! On this trip, you’ll get to run 70 rapids, ranging from class 1 to class 4. You’ll splash through big waves, maneuver around rocks and experience plenty of big drops and surfing! Our Lower River Rafting Trip is a calmer trip down the river that’s perfect for families. It’s a 5.5-mile trip through the scenic Pigeon River gorge. Water fights and splashing are popular on this trip! We also have an Extreme Upper River Rafting Trip to try if you’re looking for a thrill. You’ll be in a smaller raft, which means bigger waves and plenty of surfing!

Thank you to everyone who has left us a great TripAdvisor review, and we’re happy to share this Travelers’ Choice Award with you! Learn more about our award-winning rafting trips in the Smoky Mountains!