• Trip Rates

    WHITEWATER THRILLS Choose your own adventure on the beautiful Nantahala River at these great prices! Also, take advantage of a 2nd Run Same Day at HALF PRICE! ( *peak days may not apply depending on availability)

    There are NO HIDDEN COSTS at Fast Rivers! Prices for NC Whitewater Rafting include all necessary equipment, shuttles, personal “how-to” instruction & river safety and insurance against damaged equipment. And of course, exceptional customer service! Come & Enjoy the Fun…

    Self-Guided Rental Trips

    Raft Rentals
    $16-20/person
    8.5 mile trip, 2-2.5 hours total time on water, 3-3.5 hours total trip time
     # of rafters in group:  1-11  12+  25+  50+
     Everyday $20 $18 $16 call us
    If you are a self guided group; you raft with the group you come with. We have different sized crafts to accommodate all group sizes. All rafts are self-bailing (they bail the water for you). A $50 minimum total charge may be required during non-peak times.

    Funyaks/Duckies & Sit-on-Top Kayaks
    $21-35/person
    8.5 mile trip, 2-2.5 hours total time on water, 3-3.5 hours total trip time
    Single & Double Craft Options
    Everyday
    Single Funyak: $27/p High Performance Single Funyak: $31/p Double Funyak: $21/p Sit-on-Top Torrent Kayak: $35/p

    Funyak & Torrent Pricing include 1 Full River Shuttle allowing 1 run through the “Falls”. Please call for large group pricing. A $50 minimum total charge may be required during non-peak times.

    Traditional Bucket Raft Rentals
    $15/person
    8.5 mile trip, 2-2.5 hours total time on water, 3-3.5 hours total trip time
    Traditional Bucket Rafts
    not available for online reservations
    $15/p everyday
    call us for group pricing

    This option requires you to pick up, transport, and bring equipment back to us. Requires a river day pass ($1/p) which we sell at our outpost. These rafts have solid floors (you dump the water out).

    Guided Trip Options

    Fully Guided Raft Trip
    $29-39/person
    8.5 mile trip, 2-2.5 hours total time on water, 3-3.5 hours total trip time
     # of rafters in group: 1-11 12+ 25+ 50+
     Sunday – Friday $36 $32 $29 call us
    all Saturdays & Sunday 5/28, 7/2, & 9/3 $39 $35 $32 call us

    If you choose guided: Your raft will only be your group plus the guide if you have 4+ in your group. If you have 2-3 in your group and would like a GUARANTEED private trip, you can choose this option for an additional $15 per person. If this option is not chosen, we can choose to combine small guided groups (groups of 2-3 people). Must mention “Private Trip Please” in the comments box or on the phone to guarantee it. A $100 minimum total charge may be required during non-peak times. All rafts are self-bailing.

    Guided-Assisted Raft Trip
    $23-32/person
    8.5 mile trip, 2-2.5 hours total time on water, 3-3.5 hours total trip time
     # of rafters in group:  8+ 15+ 25+ 50+
     Sunday – Friday $29 $26 $23 call us
    all Saturdays & Sunday 5/28, 7/2,  & 9/3 $32 $29 $26 call us

    If you choose guide-assisted: You raft with the group you come with plus the appropriate number of guides. Your group must have 8+ rafters to qualify for the guide- assisted option. Your group will have more rafts than guides. The raft/rafts without the guides will be assisted by the guide/guides in your group’s other raft/rafts. All rafts are self-bailing.

    Guided Funyak/Ducky Trip
    $45-54/person
    8.5 mile trip, 2.5 hours total time on water, 3-3.5 hours total trip time
    Funyaks (Duckies)
     Everyday (Saturdays +$3pp)
    without wetsuit rental: $45/p
    with wetsuit rental: $51/p

    Please Call for Group Pricing or for Groups with less than 2 people

    More Trip Options

    Tote and Float Rentals
    $15-38/person
    Price includes tax and is for an All Day Rental. Most Peak Days include 1/2 day rental Only. Requires Forest Service River Pass – $1/day or $5/season – passes sold at our outpost.
    Tote and Float
    requires you to provide your own shuttle
    Single Funyak: $29/p Double Funyak: $23/p Sit-on-Top Torrent Kayak: $37.50/p Traditional Bucket Raft: $15/p

    Lake Canoe Rentals
    $50/day
    Lake Canoe: Requires you to provide your own shuttle.
    Lake Canoes
    requires you to provide your own shuttle
    Lake Canoe: $50/day

    Guided Sit-on-Top Kayak Trip
    $53-63/person
    8.5 mile trip, 2.5 hours total time on water, 3-3.5 hours total trip time. Please Call for Group Pricing or for Groups with less than 2 people.
    Sit-on-Top Torrent Kayak
    Everyday (Saturdays +$4pp)
           without wetsuit rental: $53/p              with wetsuit rental: $59/p

    • While Reservations are strongly suggested, walk-ins are always welcome. Please remember that the only way we can guarantee you exactly what you want is by making a reservation. Calling ahead is a good idea to also insure we are running trips that day. Your group’s reservation requires full payment or credit card commitment in advance. We do not charge the card unless on the day of the trip you prefer that form of payment or your full group does not show as reserved. Trips Go Rain or Shine. All reserved spots will be charged.
    • Insurance is included in pricing and covers damaged rafting equipment, not individual boats such as funyaks and torrents. Insurance DOES NOT COVER LOST EQUIPMENT for self-guided trips or Tote & Float Rentals. A lost single blade paddle is $20 and a lost double blade paddle is $30. A lost individual craft (i.e. funyaks or torrents) are Market Value.
    • Payment Methods: We accept Cash, Visa, Discover, American Express and Mastercard. Checks if approved by Steven or Sue Matz.
    • Cancellation Policy: 100% refund made if you cancel 14 days in advance, or we are forced to cancel due to river conditions. If you cancel 7-13 days in advance, 50% refund is made or a 100% rafting credit is given to use before the end of the season. No refund made if you cancel less than 7 days prior to your trip or “No Show” on the day of your trip. All cancellations are subject to a $10 cancellation fee.
    • Restrictions: The U.S. Forest Service requires rafters to be at least 60 pounds OR 7 years of age (NOT both). No alcoholic beverages or under the influence rafters will be allowed on the river. We do have commercial youth life jackets and our adult commercial life jackets fit up to a 58” girth.
    • Peak Days: 5/27, 5/28, 7/1, 7/2, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/3