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Nantahala Outdoor Center - Private Adventures

13077 Highway 19 W, NC 28713-9165
1.888.905.7238
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Owner description: Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on whitewater river rafting trips, with all varieties of kayak and canoe instruction,... more » Owner description: Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on whitewater river rafting trips, with all varieties of kayak and canoe instruction, on mountain bikes and around the world with our adventure travel trips. « less
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had a great time rafting on the Nantahala! Our three kids, aged 12, 11, and 9, loved it , too! Enough whitewater for some thrills, but not enough that we were scared. I think our guide, who was very good, might have kept us off some of the rougher spots because of our group mix. Beautiful day.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Nantahala River is breathtaking, the trip is very exciting and the guides are the best in the business. Do yourself a favor and go!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing experience for new rafters even though it was not extremely exciting. Mostly class II with few class III spots. Beware the water is very cold, they say it's always around 50 degrees. They do give you splash jacket, but I would highly recommend renting the wet suits at $7 each definitely worth it, especially when it's raining, otherwise it... More

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Miami, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our trip to the NOC was really fun. The whitewater rafting is definitely something I would love to do again. However, there wasn't much excitement on the river. There were a lot of moments where we would just sit there waiting for the next little ridge to come up. It didn't help that the temperature of the water stays around... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

While visiting Asheville for the week, we decided to book a full day rafting trip through NOC after reading great reviews - we chose the French Broad. The whole trip was super organized from start to finish, and we had two rafts go in our group and both of the guides were great guys - lots of fun to be... More

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Cary, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

....for your mountain outdoor activities. We did the mountaintop zip line and Chattooga rafting(level 3) activities. The staff is professional and knowledgeable as well as friendly and accommodating. They provide multiple activities and for all ages. You simply can't go wrong if this is your type of activity or interest. A big thumbs up to Christa on the Chattooga rafting... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We rafted the Middle Ocoee from the NOC Ocoee Outpost on July 17, 2014. The trip was excellent. The NOC outpost is very clean, well run and even has showers. Ryan provided the group with a very thorough and entertaining preview of the trip and covered the safety procedures very well. Phil was our river guide and made the trip... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just got back from the Nantahala Outdoor Center with my Boy Scout Troop. NOC took care of us like no other outfitter on the river could have! After the NOC transported us to the start of our trek on the Appalachian Trail (3 day 27 miles of backpacking) backpacking trip we rafted for two days with the NOC. Check in... More

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I don't have enough time to describe all that I enjoy about this place. You can enjoy this place regardless of your budget. Visit their website for all the details, what ever it is you decide to do here, I'd find it unimaginable that you wouldn't have a great time doing it. And because NOC is surrounded by National Forest,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a guided float that was well done. The trip was well organized and better than most raft trips. The PDFs could stand to be updated. Other than that it would have been 5 stars.

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