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Nantahala Outdoor Center - Private Adventures

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Address: 13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
Phone Number: 1.888.905.7238
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Description: Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on...
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.
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Awesome first time rafting for Scouts!

Took a group of Girl Scouts rafting, ages 11-15. None had ever been before, level II with one level III was a good introduction for them. Most want to come back and do a more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Chilhowie, Virginia
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Chilhowie, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Took a group of Girl Scouts rafting, ages 11-15. None had ever been before, level II with one level III was a good introduction for them. Most want to come back and do a more wild one now! Our guide Jamie was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I travel with my career and generally rely on feedback via internet to decide where to go and fun things to do. NOC had excellent reviews! I booked a dual excursion, zip & raft. Nicole & Emma were our zip line guides and amazing! Their safety presentation made me feel at ease as this was my first experience. Not only... More 

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Butner, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have been to NOC many times for rafting and hiking the AT. This time I couldn't wait to try the new Mountaintop Zipline, and it did not disappoint. Our two guides, Ben and Hunter, were just awesome. From the bus ride up the hill, to fitting us with our equipment, to showing us the basics of ziplining, they were... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

AMAZING TIME!!!! This was my 5th time down the Nantahala River, but the first time for other 7 people in my group. They all loved it and want to go back again. Hunter was our guide and he was fantastic!!! He knew a lot of history on the river and the area. He also knew all the tricks and hot... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Pretty good place to stop and have some food get your bearings and get out there and have fun. Nicely organized with eye candy and gear for just about anything

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I loved the trip. Just wanted to pass on a small but important piece of advice. If you have glasses and you don't have the retainer strap, don't give the glasses to the staff to hold with your keys. They store them in a drawer with all of the keys they hold for everyone. Mine were unscratched when I left... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Zip lining high above the trees through the Smoky mountains is something that every adventurous soul should experience at least once. I've done it twice so far and here are my thoughts about the two different outfitters I have used. The Mountaintop Zip Line Tour departs by bus from the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC, 13077 Hwy. 19 W, Bryson City),... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

White water rafting, kayaking, and hiking on the Appalachian Trail at your backdoor. A beautiful setting and very memorable experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

First the customer service we received here from a lady named Morgan was just atrocious. She acted like we were really bothering her from the time we walked up to inquire about the different zip lines they have and rafting. The center itself is nothing spectacular, it is ok. The adventure pack ziplines are overpriced and really not worth it... More 

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Euharlee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The guides made the rafting trip. They knew how to guide the raft so as to be the most fun. They were fun and very professional. I will be going back for another trip.

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