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Welcome To Cherokee Rapids. We are the biggest, best and friendliest tubing and kayaking outfitter in Cherokee, North Carolina — home to the Oconaluftee River, which is widely known as one of the cleanest, clearest and most beautiful rivers in the...more
I have been going tubing with Cherokee Rapids on the Oconaluftee for YEARS and love both the river and the company. They bus you up a couple of miles and then it takes 2-3 hours to float back down. Notice that it is called "rapids"...More
My family of 4 went tubing with Cherokee Rapids Tube and Kayak Rentals. We enjoyed every minute of it! There were parts that were nice and easy interrupted by some fun but not serious rapids. Close to the end there is a rope swing which...More
I have always enjoyed tubing and rafting and understand the dangers. Scrapes, bruises, etc. I really feel like a tubing company should regularly check their route for potential hazards especially being that small children often partake in this activity. I have no complaints about the...More
Rented tubes, not the most organized but we got to tube. No one mentioned the danger of the rocks near the bridge. Could have been bad. According to the local paramedic who was hiking and help us get our kids to safety...this happens quite frequently...More
I did this tour by myself as hubby doesn't care for the water. You pay $12, ride the bus to the put-in spot, and carry your tube to the river. Wear closed toed water shoes as the rocks can be quite slippery. I wore flip...More
My husband and I brought our 2 grandchildren here- 9&11 yrs old. What a blast!
My husband and grandchildren loved jumping from the rope into the river. Lucky there was a young man who is gave everyone tips on how to swing and land in...More
This is a NO-RESERVATION activity. Bring; hat (if you like), sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, rope, water shoes or sandals, snacks.
Put sunscreen on before you leave.
Have towels for when you return (maybe even a change of clothes)
Wear water shoes or sandals with ankle...More
I preferred to rent a kayak for my adventure down the Oconaluftee River, but the young lady who was working on Tuesday, July17th told me there weren't any kayaks available. I went ahead and bought a $12 ticket which was for a "tube with a...More
This float trip is not a lazy river where you leisurely float along. The Oconoluftee River is fast flowing river and you can and most likely will get knocked out of your tube. But don't let that stop you, it is so much fun. The...More
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There is a public restroom across the parking lot from where you pay to go tubing. It's a large enough restroom for a family to change clothes. In fact, there is a sliding partition to separate boys from the girls as the... More
There is a public restroom across the parking lot from where you pay to go tubing. It's a large enough restroom for a family to change clothes. In fact, there is a sliding partition to separate boys from the girls as the toilet is in one room and a sink is in the other. Be sure to lock the door because some people tend to try to walk into the restroom without knocking first.