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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I've been here many times, starting 30 years ago when my parents took our family whitewater rafting for the first time. I recently returned again, this time to take my kids whitewater rafting. As always, NOC does everything top-notch. All the staff and guides were extremely friendly and well-trained. It is obvious that safety is their top priority, and they... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend, sister and I enjoyed our 2 hour white water rafting with Nantahala Outdoor Center! Our guide named was Lee. He was really good at this water rafting tour. He told us a lot of informations about the river and cherokees!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

What do you do with 20 of your closest friends? That's easy, spend the weekend at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). We rented a ten room cabin on the property, spent time in two restaurants on the property, listened to live music right on the property and best of all rafted the Nantahala 3 times. Nothing like parking the car... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We took white water duckies down the Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC. We had a blast. We have been rafting with them before so this was a new adventure. I would recommend the wet suits they provide and the jacket. It makes the trip more enjoyable! Hope to go on trips with them in areas in the years to... More

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My family and I enjoyed the ZLAP experience and what an experience it was! We had so much fun it was almost unbearable. We (husband and boys 12 and 10) had the best experience we have ever had as a family and he have had the opportunity to visit numerous theme parks. It is just something about being out in... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

NOC has gotten way too big and corporate. They are much more interested in cross-selling you all their other services than offering a rafting experience where you learn how to paddle, read the river, and experience the outdoors. I would seek out a smaller, "rafting-only" company for a true river rafting experience. The whole experience is much more like a... More

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Miami, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I went on a guided ducky trip on the Nantahala and had the time of our lives. There were 7 single and 1 double ducky plus two guides, one in front and one in rear at all times. It was an exciting adventure and we were so glad that we had two caring and competent guides to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Professionalism from the reservation until the end. NOC knows what they are doing, the guides were awesome and the trip itself was fantastic. Great day on the river. We had 12 in our party including two kids (7 & 9), everyone was taken care of and treated with respect.

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Mont Belvieu, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

NOC did a great job on finding my family a fun trip down the Nantahala River on short notice. My husband and I had done our 1st trip 15 years ago with NOC and loved it so I thought to try them again with Sarah (9) and John (12)'s 1st trip. I was nervous about Sarah but the team made... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were on the Chattooga Section 3 trip at 12:30 pm this past Thursday. Mickey was our guide. Our kids - aged 9-13 - had never been whitewater rafting, while my wife and I have each been twice. The trip was great, from beginning to end. It was a beautiful day to be out, the water was about 1ft 4... More

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