We are closed for our normal operating hours.


Please email, text or call for special request  and to make 2020 reservations.


Open daily 10 am to 6 pm

(check in by 2pm)

You must check in no later than 2pm to rent a boat for self guided rafting, high adventure tubing or inflatable kayaks.


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Dillsboro River Company

18 Macktown Rd Sylva, NC 28779


Rafting and Tubing do have inherent risk and by participating you do assume this risk for you and the minors in your care.  DRC has an excellent safety record and works hard to minimize this risk.  Make sure you consult with your family doctor if you have any underlying medical conditions.

Meet the Gelbaugh's!

We spent the winter scouting and we are now ready to run the river... Please share in our joy as new owners of Dillsboro River Company (DRC) - - the home of mom-approved rafting on the Tuckasegee River (aka as the Tuck)🙌😁Please “like” and share our Facebook page, check out our website www.northcarolinarafting.com and consider a float down the river this summer in a raft, inflatable kayak or tube from our private beach located at the Dillsboro put-in on river left off Macktown Road. Custom trips available. Private boaters: we are happy to assist with shuttle for a small fee. Stay tuned for more exciting details as we evolve in our new space!

Weekdays you will still find me sharing my passion for health at Wilson Family Chiropractic and proudly serving as commissioner for the Town of Sylva while Adam will be holding down the fort at DRC inviting you to join in our journey of a sweet life outdoors with family and friends. We look forward to sharing our love for the Tuck with you!


Proudly owned & operated by the Gelbaugh family: Adam, Mary, Seth & Wren ♥️🛶🙏