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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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Griffin, Georgia, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went to NOC with a group of friends for whitewater rafting. It was my first rafting experience. We had a great time. Out of the 9 of us, I got soaked more than anyone else, but it was still a fun time. Our 2 guides (we were split up into 2 boats) were fun and knowledgeable. Our boat was not... More

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to this area for two years now since we purchased a cabin here as a vacation retreat. The wife has been bugging me to get out on the gorge to go white water rafting. This year we did it but instead of doing the raft thing which we've done before elsewhere, we rented the duckys. We... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My family and I did a rafting trip on July 16, . We had a great time the guide was knowledgeable and gave information on the history of the river. The river is good for family and young children. The prices were good. The trip took 2 hours, plus the training time. They provided all you need. GREAT FUN. ;)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

On a whim we came here for white water rafting. The four of us have never done this and didn't know what to expect. The staff was very fun and informative. The had a heavy emphasis on safety which was very comforting. Our guide was Perry and he was awesome, very experienced and informative of the river and surrounding areas.... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I traveled from Asheville to Bryson City NC to experience whitewater rafting for the first time - and thanks to NOC, I am hooked! The facility is great - upscale but not intimidating. Staff, guides, everyone came across as friendly, knowledgeable, and professional, but not too stuffy. They want you to have fun in a safe environment, and it works.... More

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nantahala Outdoor Center has a variety of activities for all ages. Rafting, Kayaking, Fun Yaks, Zip line, Ropes course and more. We were going down memory lane when we were there. We canoed and rafted the river forty years ago when there were no commercial outfitters. How things have changed. They have two restaurants, a grocery store, a sporting goods... More

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Clarksville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our guide and the ride down French Broad River Near Asheville was phenominal. FIve hours of fun in the sun surrounded by the oft en roaring waters in between phenominal smooth and scenic lulls. I will do this again but down the Ocoee next time.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Rafting down the river was hands down the highlight of our trip!!! Blown away by the service and amenities. My kids are 11 and 9. Just perfect for our family. We all did the ropes course and zip line as well. The kids liked that even better than rafting. (Not me, I liked rafting.) highly recommend both activities and NOC.... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did the 3 hour rafting course with son and daughter-in-law. Everyone had a blast and recommend it to all. Safety course was intimidating but it did make us feel prepared. There wasn't as much paddling as we expected so not strenuous at all. Mostly paddled thru the rapids. Guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. She was able to tell... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We took our 20 and 23 year old daughters whitewater rafting for their first time. We were all a bit intimidated by the safety video, but once we were out on the river, we had a great time. The trip we did was class 2 rapids with one class 3 fall at the end. We could have handled a tougher... More

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