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January 6th, 2023
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Top 5 Advantages to Booking a Smoky Mountain Rafting Trip Before the Season Starts

December 28, 2022 January 6th, 2023

If you’re the type of person who loves to plan your Smoky Mountain vacation months in advance, you’ll be happy to know that there is no better time than now to book your white water rafting adventure! Our schedule is already available for the upcoming season and trips begin as soon as early March, which will be here faster than you might think! Here are the top 5 advantages to booking a Smoky Mountain rafting trip before the season starts:

1. Excellent Availability of Rafting Trips

One of the huge advantages of booking your Smoky Mountain rafting trip pre-season is that you’ll find the widest availability of rafting trips on our calendar! Since we start our white water rafting trips in March, there is a high demand as folks are ready to get back outdoors after being cooped up during the winter months! The last thing you want is to find that your desired time slot is full, so beat the rush by selecting your date and time before we open back up for the season!

2. Creates a Stress Free Vacation

group rafting with Smoky Mountain OutdoorsAnother advantage of booking a Smoky Mountain rafting trip during winter is that it creates a stress-free vacation! Once you have your trip scheduled, you can relax knowing that everything is all set up for your rafting adventure! This is also beneficial for groups planning a church retreat, family reunion, or other event in the Smokies! We make organizing a group trip as easy as possible, so be sure to check out our group information when planning your getaway!

3. Plenty of Time for Advance Planning

Once you’ve booked your rafting trip for the upcoming season, you’ll have plenty of time to arrange your lodging, transportation, and anything else you might need for your vacation! You’ll also have more time to purchase anything necessary for your rafting excursion on the Pigeon River. If you’re joining us for our early spring trips, you’ll want synthetic, quick-drying layers and wool or fleece socks! Meanwhile, our summer guests will want to have shorts, a t-shirt and/or a bathing suit for the warmer weather conditions!

4. No Worries with a Flexible Cancellation Policy

rafting trip in the Smoky Mountains with SMOIf you’re concerned about losing your money by booking your trip too early, there is no need to worry! We offer one of the most flexible cancellation policies around so that you can book with confidence! If you have a group of less than 10 people, we offer a full refund with notice at least 48 hours prior to the trip date. For groups with 10 or more people, we offer a full refund with notice at least 7 days prior to the trip date.

5. Builds Anticipation for the Fun

Perhaps the best thing about booking our Smoky Mountain rafting trip before the season starts is that you’ll have weeks or months to anticipate the fun! You can look forward to joining our professional guides for an incredible white water rafting excursion filled with big waves, plenty of laughs, and the beauty of the great outdoors! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rafter, there is nothing quite like the thrilling rapids of the Pigeon River!

Check out all of the information about our Smoky Mountain rafting trips today and be one of the first guests to book your trip for the upcoming season! We look forward to providing you with the adventure of a lifetime on the white water rapids of the Pigeon River!