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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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Marco Island, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

What a blast traveling down the Nantahala rapids, class 2/ with one 3. The guide Austin was excellent at his job and new exactly what to do to keep us novice rafters afloat. I was very impressed with the safety-educational talk and video before hand. It was definitely a great asset for us. I did indeed fall backward out of... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My 2 teenagers and I did the mountain zipline and it was amazing! Guides Christian and Elizabeth were fabulous and made it a lot of fun. I was impressed with all the safety features and the organization. The scenery was so beautiful! Next time we will either kayak or raft also. We had a great time!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went down the river in a "duckie" (a two man raft) and we had a lot of fun. It was about 70 degrees out and I am very happy I wore the wetsuit. The water was 52 degrees and it rained, but we had fun anyway. This was a nice enjoyable trip with some rapids thrown... More

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went white water rafting with a group. Awesome day. Great adventure for everyone. Our guide Perry was great and told us many facts about the river, trees and area. Loved every second. Highly recommended

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

....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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