If you have never been rafting in the Smoky Mountains, you might be missing out on what you would consider the time of your life! Many people visit us each year to go white water rafting on the Pigeon River because it really is extremely fun for everyone. If you have been thinking about trying out rafting in the Smokies, come take a trip with us! Here are 8 reasons why you have to experience Pigeon River white water rafting:
1. It’s Affordable
At Smoky Mountain Outdoors, we pride ourselves on giving you the best value, and the most bang for your buck. We have several different rafting options, as well as others such as kayaking, you can take part in at a very affordable price. White water rafting is fun, but it is even more fun when you know you don’t have to empty your wallet to experience it. Not to mention, we also have Pigeon River white water rafting coupons to help you save even more.
2. It’s Safe
If you have not been rafting before, you may be curious about how safe it actually is. We can assure you we take safety very seriously, and we have routine 20 minute information sessions about safety before every rafting trip starts down Pigeon River. Also, all of our guides have been on at least 15 to 20 trips prior to taking a group out on their own, to prepare them for any possible situation while rafting. There is no need to worry with us because we will take great care of you.
3. Great for Beginners and Experts
Our selection of rafting options includes portions of the river that are great for beginners, as well as those that are more extreme for experts. We have extreme upper Pigeon River rafting for the most advanced, lower Pigeon River rafting for beginners and also some mild rafting in between. You don’t have to have any experience when you choose to go rafting with us, and we will demonstrate everything you need to know beforehand.
4. Fun for Kids
We have rafting trips for almost all ages. You can take a ride down the lower portion of the Pigeon River as long as everyone in your group is 3 years old and up. For our more challenging rapids, children must be 8 years old, or weigh 70 pounds to participate. We offer Pigeon River white water rafting trips that can reasonably accommodate all who are interested in this fun and awesome experience.
5. Different Rafting Times are Available
Because convenience to you is one of our top priorities, we make sure we have plenty of different rafting times available so everyone gets the experience. However, not all times are under our control, as the river doesn’t flow all of the time on its own. After Memorial Day, rafting days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trips down the river depart every half an hour. Rafting times vary in the spring and fall, but you can always call us for more information on available rafting times during those months.
6. Fun Way to View the Scenery
The Great Smoky Mountains are home to some of the world’s most beautiful mountain scenery, and our Pigeon River rafting trips take you right through them. During your tour down the river you will get to see some beautiful geographic sights, and you will also have the chance to view some of the Smokies well known wildlife, such as the White-tailed Deer. White water rafting on the Pigeon River is one of the best ways to experience some of the great things the area has to offer.
7. Groups are Welcome
Whether you are having a retreat, business trip, family reunion or even a birthday party, Smoky Mountain Outdoors can accommodate you and your group for an excellent time. We can fit up to 7 people in one raft, plus the guide, and we have several rafts traveling down the river at once. We also offer Pigeon River white water rafting group discounts, to save you and your group lots of money on your trip.
8. Friendly and Knowledgeable Guides
Everyone on our staff loves what they do, and you will definitely see that from the moment you arrive. We are all enthusiastic, and so excited you have chosen to have your rafting experience with us. Because we love our jobs, we enjoy finding out everything there is to know about white water rafting, and we want you to love it too. Our friendly staff alone makes it hard for anyone not to love us at Smoky Mountain Outdoors.
If reading this article made you feel ready to experience white water rafting, book your Pigeon River white water rafting trip now, and get ready for all of the great memories to be made.