Jim and Jeanette Greiner founded Wildwater Rafting in 1971 on the Chattooga River, the first commercial rafting company in the Southeast. Wildwater grew to four rivers and the Greiner’s assembled an experienced team of river runners to provide exceptional river trips.
A few years ago the Greiners did it again, pioneering Canopy Tours in the Southeast, expanding to a record five locations. Well before the current zip-line explosion erupted, Jeff Greiner was already planning to make the high-flying activity the next big thing in Western North Carolina. He got the idea from years of High Ropes work and after experiencing a zip-line tour during a family vacation in the Caribbean. Our first location remains our most popular, Nantahala Gorge Zipline Canopy Tours in Bryson City, NC.
Today the whole Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours and Wildwater Rafting Teams prides themselves in setting high standards and working hard everyday to exceed your expectations.
Wildwater invests consistently in the best equipment, staff, training and facilities. Our focus is to provide you with our full attention and desire to make your experience with us special. We call it The Wildwater Way, and it’s why our Guests return with us year after year.
2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner
2012 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner
SC Tourism Employee of the Year, 2011
Whitewater Outfitters Hall of Fame– Wildwater Company owner and founder, Jim Greiner, inducted 2008
Good Morning America Best Vacations series– #1 Vacation with a Splash Wildwater @ Falling Waters
National Geographic’s annual “stay list” of the top lodging options in the US- Wildwater @ Falling Waters
Southern Living as #1 Thing all Southerners Should Do- Raft the Chattooga River