Paddle Inn Rafting Co.

Paddle Inn Rafting Co.



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About Us

We are 20 Minutes West of Bryson City, North Carolina, located in the Beautiful Nantahala River Gorge, 1.5 miles from the bottom of the river.
We design and manufacture our own Rafts, specifically for this River. No other Outfitter in the USA has tacked this task..
We are Family Owned and Operated. Mark and Mom will service you personally.
There isn't any "Good" reason to go anywhere else.

We are 1 mile from the Takeout, so, you won't be waiting on us to fill a big bus for a long trip to get you back to the Outpost,, we are constantly moving, and we are only a few minute drive from the Takeout.... You get shuttled while you are still dripping wet. No Long Waits like our Competitors.

People ask: "Why are your trips so short?"
Our Answer.. We all run the Full River Trip. It is 2 hours on the Water. Four to Six Hours at other Outfitters.. Well, it's their Wait Times..
When you return: We have Hot Showers and changing rooms.. And, yes, we have cement floors, so we are not the other guys.
You won't beat our prices on T-Shirts, Caps, Visors, Neither will you beat the quality.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it..
Well, come see for yourself. We are not going anywhere.



For inquiries, comments or feedback, please send us an email.


  • Fully Guided Trips
  • Guided Assisted Trips
  • Self Guided/Rental Trips
  • Best T-Shirts,Caps,Visors,etc
  • The Best Nantahala River Rafting
  • An Outfitter who Appreciates "You"!
    We accept the following payment methods:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Mastercard
    • Visa
    • Boudin, Boudin Balls
    • Shrimp, Crawfish, Oysters
    • Louisiana Sausage
    • First Born, Ha.
    How About Some References and Referrals

Self Guided Trip: Dad said Payback.. Ha.
Guided? Meet some of the guides.

Guided Trip: No Worries Trip (Just Have Fun)

Rates And Schedules

  • Must Be at least 60lbs or 7 years of age
    Schedule of Trip Times
    Pre Season: 1 Trip 11am Sat 11am-1pm
    Mid Season: 11am-1pm Sat 10am-2pm
    Peak Season: 10am-2pm Sat 10am-4pm
    Post Season: 1 Trip 11am Sat 11am-1pm

    2-1/2 Hrs.
    Fully Guided $30.00* $35.00* No Extra Charge
    Guide Assisted $25.00* $30.00* No Extra Charge
    Rafts (Regular) $14.95 $17.95 No Extra Charge
    Rafts (Self Bailing) $16.95 $19.95 No Extra Charge
    Guided Duck Trip $40.00* $45.00* No Extra Charge
    Single Funyak(Duck) $25.00 $28.00 No Extra Charge
    Double Funyak(Duck) $18.00 $20.00 No Extra Charge
    Triple Funyak(Duck) $18.00 $20.00 No Extra Charge

    *2016 Peak/Cap Saturdays: 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/06, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

    *Fully Guided Trips: Minimum 4 passengers at per person rate.
    (2 persons=$15.00 additional per trip,
    (3 persons=$10.00 additional per trip total)

    * Guided Assisted Trips:
    Must have at least 8 or more people in your group.

    * Guided Duck trips: (Requires Reservations)
    Minimum 3 passengers at per person rate.
    Groups smaller (2 persons)=$5.00 each additional person.
    Privately Guided: 1 on 1 each in Single Ducks, or
    a Guide in the back of your Double Duck is $60.00 for the trip.


    We have excellent Group Rates/Incentives.. Pleae give us a Call to discuss your group size, needs, etc,, and we will taylor a trip that best suits you..

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