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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Signed up for Mountain top zipline adventure the day before I wanted to go. Staff was very helpful. The zip lining was awesome. Hard to put into words. Worth every penny. The views were unreal and the zip lining was exciting. One stage was 1/2 mile and breathtaking. Our guides, Will and Alex were very professional and fun. Safety was... More

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

NOC was recommended as the best in the area, and it was right. The zipline experience was awesome, took us over the top of the Smokies. The guides were excellent, and it was a great time. The next day we white-water rafted on the Nantahal, advised by the staff to take a 2-person unguided raft. Awesome time, and they took... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

For exciting, family fun, it's hard to beat a ride down the Nantahala River on a whitewater rafting trip with Nantahala Outdoor Center. The half-day trips that include two full hours on the river offer exciting runs with Class 1- 3 rapids through the Nantahala Gorge in either guided or unguided rafts. Kayaking and zip-lines are also available at the... More

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Wentzville, Missouri, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Read numerous reviews and decided to try NOC for our first family whitewater rafting. I am a non-swimmer, and the staff was great to make me feel comfortable and safe. Kids ages 14 & 10 had the experience of a lifetime & to view the photos they take... you could see in their faces that it was well worth the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

What a place! Great white water. Rent a 1-person Ducky for a real roller coaster water ride. Now they offer Zip Line and the Mountain Top experience is top-notch. The Appalachian Trail goes right through the NOC. Take the northbound trail for 1-8 hours of real hiking enjoyment and postcard-quality views. This destination is really exciting if you arrive on... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was our second trip to Nantahala and our third whitewater rafting overall and I think I loved this the best. Why? Because I knew what to expect and I could just soak in the view. I didn't need or want a hot dogging guide and specifically asked not to have one. What we got was an experienced, knowledgeable guide... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Went to NOC for a Swiftwater Rescue Course on early October for a week. Was very impressed with service/facilities. Great place to fully immerse yourself in the outdoors and come back to a warm meal/bed whenever you want to. Would love to go back during summer. Only suggestion to NOC, please have extended hours for outfitters/restaurants/convenience shop. we couldn't really... More

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was a perfect rafting trip for 8 to 66 yr olds!!!!! A great family experience!! Josh was a great guide. The NOC really know what they are doing and our guide made the experience fun for all!

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Hanahan, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We've played in the Nantahala twice in rafts. It's a good river for a novice rafter with both guided and unguided. Only one really wicked rapid toward the end of the run.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had a great experience with NOC! We did the French Broad half day rafting. The staff did a great job of getting us situated, providing safety info and demos and making the process really easy.They made the rafting experience super fun - our guide Noah was great! Very informative, helpful and nice. My husband got to jump off some... More

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