Gatlinburg TN Rafting

    Welcome

    Welcome to Rapid Expeditions in the Smoky Mountains. If you're looking to go whitewater rafting in the Smokies, you've come to the right place. We look forward to paddling with you on the Pigeon River! We're a short drive from Gatlinburg and Sevierville, TN. Book your family whitewater rafting trip online with Rapid Expeditions!

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    Upcoming Kayaking Events
    Creek Boating Clinic

    Saturday, April 30: 8:30am-5pm
    Cost: $200

    Playing the River
    Saturday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend): 11am-4pm
    Saturday, July 9: 11am-4pm
    Cost: $150

    Whitewater Kayaking Roll Workshop
    Saturday, June 11: 9:30am-2:30pm
    Cost: $100

    Women's Whitewater Clinic
    Saturday, June 25: 9:30am-4pm
    Cost: $200

     

    Rafting
    Guided whitewater rafting trips on the Pigeon River (ages 3 and up) on Tues, Wed, Thurs and Saturdays,

    Kayaking
    Kayaking school (group classes) and private kayak instruction.

    We are proud of our top rating on TripAdvisor!!! See for yourself how our commitment to safety and customer service has helped Rapid Expeditions achieve the 2015 Certificate of Excellence
    on TripAdvisor.

        Rapid Expeditions Rafting Reviews



  • Pricing

    UPPER PIGEON RIVER RAFT TRIP
    $29.95/person
    Enjoy some of the biggest and best whitewater rafting in the Smoky Mountains with our upper Pigeon River trips—our most popular expedition! Trips available Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Saturdays.
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    LOWER PIGEON RIVER RAFT TRIP
    $25.95/adult; $19.95/child
    More of a float trip—perfect for families with small children or those who want to be on the water but don't want to get wet! Children ages 3-12. Trips available Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Saturdays.
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    COMBO PIGEON RIVER RAFT TRIP
    $55.95/adult
    Float the upper and lower Pigeon River all at once with our Combo raft Trip. Trips available Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Saturdays.
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  • KAYAKING SCHOOL
    $150/class; $200 private lesson
    Enjoy a day with a certified kayaking instructor. The class is tailored to each person's experience level. Beginners to advanced kayakers welcome! Private lesson is 1 on 1 instruction.
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  • Reservations

  • Reserve by phone Monday-Saturday from 7am-7pm (ET). Please call toll free 1-888-504-7238 today!

    Reserve online » with your mobile phone, tablet or laptop/desktop computer by clicking the link below. Your transaction is safe/secure and is handled by Resmark, a leader in adventure reservations software.

  • * The Pigeon River is dam controlled. The current flow schedule Tues, Wed, Thurs and Saturdays. We only offer trips on those days.


    Gatlinburg Rafting Reservations


  • Directions


    Our whitewater rafting outpost is located on the banks of the Pigeon River in Hartford, TN off of I-40.

    DISTANCE TO HARTFORD, TN

    from:
    Gatlinburg, TN . . . . . . . . 25 miles
    Pigeon Forge, TN . . . . . . 30 miles
    Sevierville, TN . . . . . . . . 35 miles
    Townsend, TN . . . . . . . . 55 miles
    Knoxville, TN . . . . . . . . . 60 miles
    Asheville, NC . . . . . . . . . 60 miles





    Testimonials

    "Great Trip" —September 3, 2013
    My husband and I took our 2 children (ages 5 and 7) rafting down the lower Pigeon River with Rapid Expeditions over Labor Day weekend. It was a blast!! Our children had a wonderful time and our guide was so helpful. Everyone at Rapid Expeditions was so friendly and made our experience top-notch. It was a very family-friendly atmosphere and I would recommend it as a "must-do" attraction while in the Smoky Mountains. We'll definitely be back to raft the Upper with Rapid Expeditions when our kids get a little older!


    "Excellent Company" —August 24, 2013
    Cy was our tour guide! He was awesome! Felt completely safe with him as our guide. Very funny and made the trip great. Staff very friendly. Bus driver was very funny and gave interesting facts about the river. First time rafting would definitely recommend!!!




  • Contact Us

    Your Smoky Mountain whitewater rafting adventure is just a phone call away! 1-888-504-7238

    MAIN OFFICE/OUTPOST

    Rapid Expeditions, LLC
    3605 Hartford Road
    Hartford, TN 37753 map

    GATLINBURG SALES OFFICE

    at Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram
    (Traffic Light #9)
    Gatlinburg, TN 37738 map